Name: Dr. Pau-San Haruta
Title: Associate Professor of English
Office Location: Fontaine 219
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2480
Degrees Held:

B.A. in English, Universiti Sains Malaysia; Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Delaware


Pau-San Haruta has been teaching courses in linguistics, writing, and literature at Marist College since 1990. She helped design the Writing Major and Minor at Marist. She has mentored undergraduates for publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentation at national conferences. Some of her students have received scholarships at prestigious graduate programs. Her Business Writing students and interns served as writing consultants for nonprofits, raising over $135,000 through one of their grant proposals.

Dr. Haruta has published papers on linguistics, writing, gifted education, and exceptional languages. She wrote a book on Technical Communication. She has refereed articles for leading journals in these fields. She has also given presentations on these topics at national and international conferences. She was the co-recipient of a National Science Foundation grant. She served for two terms on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Parenting for High Potential publication of the National Association for Gifted Children. She has traveled extensively in Asia and is fluent in Cantonese and Malay. She considers herself a student of languages and the cognitive sciences.

Research Interests:

Language acquisition, dyslexia, gifted education, cognitive science


Linguistic Society of America

National Association for Gifted Children