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portrait of Steve Carter, Professor of TESOL

Steven Carter

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Education & Social Work

Steven J. Carter’s interest in language originated when he served a Spanish-speaking mission in Houston, Texas from 1998 to 2000. After a number of years studying and teaching visual arts, he began teaching adult ESL classes as well. Very soon after, he decided to pursue a career in TESOL, graduating with an MA in 2016. In that same year a curriculum development project brought him to BYU–Hawaii. He is grateful for the opportunity to interact with many wonderful people from many different cultures throughout the world. Steve has taught English language courses in both intensive English and community English programs. He has worked on three major curriculum development projects including all levels of EnglishConnect. His research interests include second language reading, vocabulary, and assessment.


  • MA TESOL, Brigham Young University, 2016
  • MFA Printmaking, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2007
  • BFA Painting, Brigham Young University, 2005
  • Associates Visual Arts, Brigham Young University–Idaho, 2001

Selected Publications

  • Carter, S. J., Wilcox, M. P., & Anderson, N. J. (2023). A unitary measure of L2 silent reading fluency accounting for comprehension and rate. Reading in a Foreign Language, 35(2).
  • Carter, S. J., Henrichsen, L. E., & Eggett, D. L. (2023). Programme and classroom factors affecting attendance patterns for Hispanic participants in adult ESL education. Studies in the Education of Adults, 55(1), 44–65.

Professional Experience

  • BYUH English Language Teaching and Learning (2018–Present)
  • Curriculum Developer, EnglishConnect, Laie, HI (2016–2018)
  • Curriculum Developer, Missionary Training Center, Provo, UT (2016)
  • Instructor, Tutor, Curriculum Developer, BYU English Language Center, Provo, UT (2015–2016)
  • ESOL Instructor & Teacher Trainer, Provo School District Adult ESOL Program, Provo, UT (2011–2016)


  • Spanish
  • Thai