"Jack" John Knipe
Assistant Professor of English and Spanish
Email Addressjknipe [at] limestone.edu
Dr. Knipe is an Assistant Professor of English and Spanish at Limestone College. He also works as the International Student Liaison. He has spent most of his adult life teaching students at all levels (e.g., K-12, college students, business professionals) courses such as Languages/Language Arts (e.g., Spanish, French, American Sign Language, ESL, English), Philosophy of Education, Epistemology, Multicultural Education, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, World Studies/Culture Studies, International Studies, and Geography. As Dr. Knipe has lived, taught, and conducted research on five different continents, he appreciates and empathizes with the robust international student population on campus. In fact, the cultural and ethnic diversity on campus is one of his favorite things about Limestone!
His current research involves acculturative stress and language acquisition of international students in the United States. He has also investigated international education (e.g., short term service trips, study abroad), intercultural communication and competence, endangered languages (e.g., Scottish Gaelic, Cherokee), minority languages (e.g., Basque, Catalan, Scots, Spanish as spoken in the U.S.), and nonstandard or vernacular languages (e.g., African American Vernacular English, Spanglish).
When time and finances allow, Dr. Knipe enjoys visiting his family and friends in New Jersey, Scotland, Iceland, South Africa, and the Faroe Islands. When he is not working out and eating healthy, he enjoys snacking on Krispy Kreme Donuts, Nóa Kropp (Icelandic snack), and Tunnock's Caramel Wafers (Scottish snack).
- Dalton, K., Hinshaw, S., & Knipe, J. (In press). Guatemalan Ixil Community Teacher Perspectives of Language Revitalization and Mother Tongue Education. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education.
- Knipe, J. (In submission). Critical Language Awareness in Endangered Language Pedagogy. In T. Okamura & M. Kai (Eds.) Indigenous Language Acquisition, Maintenance, and Loss and Current Language Policies. IGI Global: Hershey, PA.
- Knipe, J. (In submission). Languages as living organisms: Critical metaphor analysis of the discourse of teachers in Gaelic Medium Education.
- Knipe, J. & Lucey, K. (In progress). ¿Qué piensas about the language up in here?: Translingualism and language attitudes in a multilingual neighborhood.
- Bland, L. C., Miller, A., Mattix-Foster, A., Sapp, E., Knipe, J., Ramirez, E., Gallagher, M., Apollon, M., Konapasky, A., & Menditto, A. (2014). Chesapeake Bay Watershed education scale-up initiative: Evaluation Report. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC.
- Knipe, J. & Lucey, K. (2014). Language attitudes toward English, Spanish, African American Vernacular English, and Spanglish in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. Language and Communication in Washington, DC (LCDC) Project, Washington, DC.
INVITED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
- Knipe, J. (2011). A review of teacher education and English language education at the Classical Schools of the Medes in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Student Body Colloquium at Erskine College. Due West, SC.
- Knipe, J. (2010). Latin and letters/John Amos Comenius and the Moravians, origins of language, philology, and rap up. Northfield School of the Liberal Arts Midwinter Week Conference – Language: Understanding, Using, Losing, Restoring It. Wichita, KS.
INTERNATIONAL REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
- Knipe, J. (2019 in submission). When “others” be others: Superdiversity and the linguistic repertoires of international students at a university in the Southeastern United States. 64th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. Miami, FL.
- Knipe, J. (2019 in submission). Metaphor and discourse in linguistically liminal spaces: A matter of life and death. 2nd International Conference on Sociolinguistics. Budapest, Hungary.
- Knipe, J. (2019). Acculturative stress and English language learning: Stories from a Southeastern liberal arts college. 63rd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. San Francisco, CA.
- Knipe, J. (2019). New speakers, new questions: Gaelic medium education in an urban contact zone. Ninth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment. Cambridge, UK.
- Knipe, J. (2018). Second language acquisition strategies in Scotland and Guatemala: A north and south divide. 62nd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. Mexico City, Mexico.
- Knipe, J. (2017). A case study of teachers’ language ideologies in an urban contact zone. 61st Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. Atlanta, GA.
- Knipe, J., Hinshaw, S., & Dalton, K. (2015). Don’t let the horse in the school!: Indigenous teachers’ perspectives of mother tongue literacies in rural Guatemala. 10th Annual International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education Conference. Odense, Denmark.
- Knipe, J., Hinshaw, S., and Dalton, K. (2015). Translingual practice and literature in a Guatemalan Mayan context. 59th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. Washington, DC.
- Dalton, K., Hinshaw, S., & Knipe, J. (2014). Teachers’ perceptions of mother tongue and bilingual education in a rural Guatemalan school. Alliance for International Education World Conference. Mumbai, India.
- Hinshaw, S. & Knipe, J. (2014). Guatemalan Ixil community teacher perspectives of language revitalization and mother tongue literacy. 58th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. Toronto, Canada.
NATIONAL REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
- Knipe, J., Hinshaw, S., & Dalton, K. (2015). The reality of schools as complex organisms: Lessons learned from a rural NGO-run school in Guatemala with regard to language, teacher education, and peace education in a post-conflict setting. 10th Annual Critical Questions in Education Conference. San Diego, CA.
- Knipe, J. (2014). Conscientization and second language acquisition: Reflections of teachers in Gaelic medium k-12 schools in Scotland. 33rd Second Language Research Forum. Columbia, SC.
LOCAL AND REGIONAL REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
- Knipe, J. & Lucey, K. (2017 in submission). Language attitudes toward standard English, Spanish, African American Vernacular English, and Spanglish in a Washington, DC neighborhood. 84th Southeastern Conference on Linguistics. Charleston, SC.
- Knipe, J., Dalton, K., & Hinshaw, S. (2014). Language revitalization, peace, and intercultural competency development through education: A case study in Guatemala. The Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education and Training. Washington, DC.
- Knipe, J. (2013). Reversing language shift in Scottish Gaelic and Cherokee: A comparative review. The Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education and Training. Washington, DC.
INVITED CLASSROOM AND ORGANIZATIONAL PRESENTATIONS
- (2019) Presentation of Current Theory and Best Practices in Culturally Responsive Pedagogy; The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, Limestone College; Gaffney, SC
- (2019) Presentation African American Vernacular English (AAVE); Black Student Union, Limestone College; Gaffney, SC
- (2015) Presentation on Multilingualism and Language Revitalization; FRLN 385: Multilingualism, Identity, and Power, George Mason University; Fairfax, VA
- (2015) Presentation on Language, Social Justice, and Critical Discourse Analysis; INTS 295: Leadership and Community Engagement, George Mason University; Fairfax, VA
- (2013) Presentation on Nonstandard Languages as a Way of Knowing; EDUC 800: Ways of Knowing, George Mason University; Fairfax, VA
(2015) National Geographic fekk smádrongin til Føroya (a discussion of travel in the Faroe Islands and language status comparisons between Faroese and Scottish Gaelic).
PROFESSIONAL HONORS, RECOGNITION, AND AWARDS
- (2019) Recipient of the First-Year Champion Award
- (2018) Recipient of Professor of Affordable Learning (PAL) Award for use of Open Education Resources (OER) for students through Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL)
- (2018) Recipient of Outstanding Student Success Advocate, Limestone College
- (2016) Recipient of the Middlebury College Language School Scholarship ($8435.00)
- (2015) Recipient of the St. Andrew’s Society of Washington, DC Scholarship ($10,000.00)
- (2015) Recipient of the Jan Borgia Scholarship ($8410.00)
- (2014-2016) Elected Website Coordinator/Communications Co-coordinator, Comparative and International Education Society Language Issues SIG; Washington, DC
- (2014 – 2016) Elected Board Member, An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach (The American Scottish Gaelic Society); Denver, CO
- (2016) Recipient of the Middlebury College Language School Scholarship ($8435.00)
- (2014) Recipient of the Betty Jones Scholarship ($7690.00)
- (2013) Recipient of the Middlebury Grant ($6780.00)
- (2010) Recipient of the Story Slam Contest Winner for Best Storyteller; Anderson, SC
- B.A. in Spanish, Bob Jones University
- M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum and Instruction, Covenant College
- M.A. in Spanish Linguistics, Middlebury College
- Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults, University of Cambridge
- Certificate in Intercultural Competency in Education; The University of Iceland (Háskóli Íslands)
- Ph.D. in International Education and Linguistics, George Mason University