Aseel Kanakri is a Ph.D. student and a graduate assistant at the College of Education at Kent State University, Ohio. She specializes in Curriculum and Instruction and Teaching English as a second language (TESOL). She is also an adjunct lecturer of English at the University of Akron. She has a master’s degree in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Akron. Her research interests are ESL, Curriculum & Instruction and Literacy studies.