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Jose Macia, Ed.D.

Jose Macia
Adjunct Professor


  • Ed.D. Florida International University
  • M.A. Barry University
  • M.A. Barry University

Professional Interests

Jose Macia, Ed.D., is an Adjunct Professor at NSU and a Professor of English at Broward College. A former teacher of high school English and ESL, he has taught literature, college composition, technical writing, and ESL composition in higher education. Dr. Macia obtained his masters in English and doctorate in higher education with concentrations in English and TESOL from FIU. At BC, he was the recipient of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair and Professor of the Year awards. He is a co-author of "A Strategic Model to Address Issues of Student Achievement” published in the Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice and instructional designer of The Miami-Dade County Public School’s Competency Based Curriculum (1996).

Dr. Macia’s doctoral dissertation, Transcultural Experiences: A Literature Bridge to English for ESOL Students from Cuba, is published in the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) online library. He has also presented on various academic topics - teaching composition, ESL, higher education, leadership - at state and national conferences and trained English teachers in Singapore. Dr. Macia has completed post-doctoral studies in professional writing and instruction design and technology. In his professional experience, he has served as faculty, department chair, associate dean, special assistant to a college president, grant director, and academic dean. Dr. Macia is inspired by the philosophy that “education is freedom” (Paul Freire), and as faculty and administrators, students are our greatest inspiration to a free global community today and in the future.  

Areas of Academic Focus

  • Engaging students in the writing process
  • Student writers as global citizens
  • Writing through social learning
  • Creating narratives of identity and authenticity
  • E-tools to navigate the evolution of writing

Courses Taught

  • College Composition
  • Technical Writing
  • ESL Composition

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