Comfort Pratt, PhD
Dr. Comfort Pratt is an Assistant Professor in the program areas of Secondary Education and Bilingual Education. She was born in Ghana, West Africa, and has studied and taught in Africa, Europe and the United States. She holds a B.A. Honors in French and Spanish from the University of Ghana, a Postgraduate Diploma in Translation from Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, a Masters in Spanish from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in Romance Linguistics from Louisiana State University. She joined the faculty of Texas Tech in 2004, and has since won the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award and a Teaching Academy Award.
Dr. Pratt’s teaching and research interests include foreign language teaching, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and dialectology. She has authored two books and participated in many conferences both internationally and locally. Her current research is on motivation in the high school foreign language classroom and effective foreign language teaching methods in K-12. Dr. Pratt’s professional interests include teacher certification and professional development, and she has presented many workshops in those areas. She is a member of the Test Development Committee for Languages Other Than English (LOTE) of the State Board for Educator Certification, and also a Chief Reader for the Texas Oral Proficiency Test (TOPT).
Pratt, Comfort. (2007). In-class Communicative Projects. Upper Saddle River: Pearson/Prentice Hall.
Pratt, Comfort. (2004). El español del noroeste de Luisiana: Pervivencia de un dialecto amenazado. Madrid: Editorial Verbum.
Pratt, Comfort. (2002). El español del noroeste de Luisiana: Origen y pervivencia. Interlingüística 13 (III), 283-303.