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Faculty in AL & SLS

Core Faculty

Stefanie Borst, Associate Professor of German and Applied Linguistics/Second Language Studies (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin). Second Language Reading, Technology in Language Teaching, Language for Business Purposes

Idoia Elola, Associate Professor of Spanish and Applied Linguistics/Second Language Studies (Ph.D., University of Iowa). Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Writing

Andrew Farley, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics/Second Language Studies (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Second Language Processing and Production, Lexical Representation and Access

Greta Gorsuch, Professor of Applied Linguistics/Second Language Studies. (Ed.D., Temple University Japan). Foreign Language Reading Fluency, Second Language Testing, Second Language Curriculum, Second Language Materials Design, Discourse Intonation, ITA and TA (teaching assistant) Development, Concept Development of Graduate Students, Application of Cognitive Learning Theories to Applied Linguistics Research and Practice

Dale Griffee, Instructor of Applied Linguistics/Second Language Studies (Ed.D., Temple University Japan). Evaluation and Research Design

Kimi Nakatsukasa, Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics/Second Language Studies. (Ph.D., Michigan State University). Second/Foreign Language Classroom Interaction, Corrective Feedback, Gestures, Task-Based Language Learning, Individual Differences.

Joseph Price, Assistant Professor of French and Applied Linguistics/Second Language Studies ( Ph.D., Indiana University). Sociolinguistics, Languages in Contact, Bilingualism, Second Language Instruction


Affiliate Faculty

Zenaida Aguirre, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction (Ph.D., Psychological Studies in Education, University of California at Los Angeles). Assessment and instruction and impact on concept development of linguistically and culturally diverse students.

Fanni Liu Coward, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction (Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin). Teacher Identity Development, Diversity in Learners and Teachers, Classroom Assessment, and Instructional Theory and Design.

James Dembowski, Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Science (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin – Madison). Acoustic Phonetics, Articulatory Phonetics, Speech Physiology, Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders.

Mary Jane Hurst, Professor of English and Linguistics (Ph.D., University of Maryland). Language and Gender, Sociolinguistics.

Min-Joo Kim, Assistant Professor of English and Linguistics (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts). Semantics and Syntax (and their interface), Language Acquisition.

Roman Taraban, Professor of Psychology (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon). Language Learning, Category Induction, Connectionist Modeling, Reading Comprehension

Jeffrey P. Williams, Professor and Department Chair of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin). Sociolinguistics, Ethnolinguistics.