Alana Hoare holds a Master of Education degree from Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia, Canada. Her background consists of teaching at an elementary school; providing career education for adults with special needs; and instructing adult ESL students. These experiences have provided the inspiration for research in academics and ESL education. Currently, Alana is the Quality Assurance Coordinator at Thompson Rivers University. Her research interests include faculty perceptions of ESL students‘ academic, linguistic, and cultural preparedness and effective teaching practices; language problems in ESL writing; and ESL student preparedness for transitioning into academics and academic faculty response.