Dr. Silvia Vaccino-Salvadore
Dr. silvia vaccino-salvadore Senior Lecturer English

Contact Information


Silvia Vaccino-Salvadore is a senior lecturer in the English Department at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

She received her doctorate with distinction in composition and applied linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA, in 2020. 

Her interests include language teacher identities, personal narratives, second language writing, translanguaging, and academic integrity. Her work has been published in the Journal of Language, Identity & Education and the International Journal for Educational Integrity. She is currently a member of the executive committee for the Center for Academic Integrity in the UAE.


  • Ph.D. Composition and Applied Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • M.B.A The University of Tampa, Florida, USA
  • BS Marketing The University of Tampa, Florida, USA

  • Academic English I (ENGL101)
  • Academic English II (ENGL102)
  • Academic Reading (LTCM150)
  • Games and Narrative (LTCM335)
  • Intercultural Communication (LTCM221)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers

Research Interests
  • Qualitative research
  • Translanguaging
  • Second language writing

Additional Info

Silvia is currently working on a research project about translanguaging as a tool for group work.