Prof. Steven Gauntt
Department of Languages & Cultures, Xiamen University
Research Area: Applied linguistics, literary theory & criticism, public speaking, drama
Introduction of Prof. Steven Gauntt:
Dr. Steven Gauntt was born and raised in the United States, where he obtained his BA from the University of Texas at Austin and his MA and PhD from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). For the past twenty-five years, he has taught English and Spanish in both academic and professional settings. His primary pedagogical interests include writing, drama, public speaking and the pragmatic, communicative use of the target language in everyday life. Dr. Gauntt currently lectures for Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College (Fujian, China), where he teaches both English and Spanish as well as sponsors student organizations devoted to drama and public speaking. In his free time, he plays with his six-year-old son and their six pets (four cats & two dogs), and occasionally chats with his wife. Whenever he encounters some peace and quiet, he enjoys reading, writing and, especially, sleeping.