A native of Romania, Wetzl's areas of expertise include Applied Linguistics and Composition Studies, with particular interest in the intersection between L1 and L2 composition. Wetzel has done research on language attitudes, access to education, and literacy practices of marginalized groups.
Included among the courses Wetzl teaches are:
- Fundamental English Grammar (ENG- 31001)
- Linguistics (ENG-31003)
- World Englishes (ENG-31006)
- Studies in Rhetoric and Composition (ENG-39895)
- Intro to College Writing Stretch (ENG 01001)
- College Writing I-Stretch (ENG 11002)
- College Writing I (ENG-11011)
- College Writing II (ENG-21011)
- Freshman Honors Colloquium I (HONR-10197)
- Freshman Honors Colloquium II (HONR-10297)
- Wetzl, A. (2013). World Englishes in the mainstream composition course: Undergraduate students respond to WE writing". Research in the Teaching of English 48(2), 204-227.
- Wetzl, A. (2010) Digital education in Eastern Europe: Romania's affair with technology. Computers & Composition 27, 112-123.
- James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2012 for dissertation - “L2 Writing in the L1 Composition Course: A Model for Promoting Linguistic Tolerance”