Iswari Pandey (Ph. D.) was born and raised in Nepal although, to the bemusement of many, he has not climbed Mt. Everest. He loved hiking since early adolescence, though, and reading, which must have led him to the career of an academic. He taught at Tribhuvan Univ. (Nepal), Syracuse Univ., and the Univ. of Louisville before joining California State University, Northridge in 2013. Although most of his reading and writing happens in English today, he first encountered it as a school subject in his fourth grade. It would be his fourth language.
Today, Professor Pandey is an award-winning scholar and teacher. His recent honors include the Advancement of Knowledge Award for his book SOUTH ASIAN IN THE MID-SOUTH: MIGRATIONS OF LITERACIES (National Council of Teachers of English/Conference on College Composition and Communication), Outstanding Faculty/Preeminent Publication Award (California State Univ.), Excellence in Teaching Award (English/CSUN), Senior Fellowship (National Endowment for the Humanities/American Institute of Indian Studies), Outstanding Scholarship Award (International Writing Centers. Association), etc. He directs CSUN's Program in Business and Professional Communication and teaches courses in writing and rhetoric, postcolonial studies, rhetorics of the West/non-West, business/professional communication, global Englishes, Asian/Asian-American studies, composition pedagogy and theory, and research methods, among others.
- Ph.D. 2006, University of Louisville
- M.A. English 2002, University of Louisville
- M.A. 1994, Tribhuvan University
- B.A. 1990, Tribhuvan University
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