Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
College of Liberal Arts, October 20, 2004
Sandra McKay earned a bachelor's degree in English (1966), a master's degree in American Studies (1969), and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics (1971) from the University of Minnesota. After graduation, she went on to earn a national reputation as one of the leading educators in the field of English as a Second Language. She has been a professor at San Francisco State University since 1976 where she teaches English to speakers of other languages. She is the recipient of five Fulbright Fellowships as well as numerous fellowships and grants from countries around the world. This distinguished scholar is the author of at least twelve books and more than forty-five articles. She received the Ben Warren International House Trust Prize for her most recent book, Teaching English as an International Language: Rethinking Goals and Approaches. As indicated in one letter of nomination, "the wide use of her textbooks and teaching materials has influenced thousands of scholars around the world."
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.