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Lorene Pagcaliwagan

Lorene Pagcaliwagan

College of Arts and Sciences


Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3269
Office: 310 Coulter Building
Pronouns: she/her/hers


Dr. Lorene Pagcaliwagan is an assistant professor in the Department of English Studies at Western Carolina University. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, her M.S. in Communication Sciences Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, her M.A. TESOL degree from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, her M.Ed. in French Education and B.A. in French with a minor in English at Harding University. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Dr. Pagcaliwagan has been a teacher of language and culture (French, Spanish, ESOL) and language teacher trainer both domestically and abroad (Japan and Macedonia). She is a self-proclaimed foodie and enjoys exploring aspects of language and culture through the study of foodways. Her other hobbies include tennis, cycling, hiking, photographing waterfalls and beachcombing for unique shells and sea glass.


  • MS, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • Ph D, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
  • MA, Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • MED, Harding University

Teaching Interests

Dr. Pagcaliwagan teaches courses in grammar, TESOL, descriptive linguistics, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics. She enjoys incorporating aspects of intercultural competence, social-emotional learning, and learner training into her classes.

Research Interests

Dr Pagcaliwagan’s research interests include language program development, computer-assisted language learning, and discourse analysis.

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