TESL & Applied Linguistics Faculty

Core Faculty

Douglas Biber, Regents' Professor
PhD, University of Southern California
Interests: corpus linguistics; English grammar; discourse analysis; register variation

William J. Crawford, Associate Professor
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Interests: second language acquisition; corpus linguistics; sociolinguistics

Julieta Fernandez
PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
Interests: second language pragmatics; language learning in study abroad; second language acquisition

Willam Grabe, Regents' Professor
PhD, University of Southern California
Interests: written discourse analysis; acquisition of reading and writing; literacy; teacher training

Joan Jamieson, Professor
PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Interests: second language testing; computerized ELL assessment; CALL

Okim Kang, Associate Professor
PhD, University of Georgia
Interests: L2 oral assessment and testing; L2 pronunciation; speech production and perception; world Englishes; language attitude; study abroad outcome assessment; second language acquisition

Mary McGroarty, Professor
PhD, Stanford University
Interests: bilingualism; language policy; language pedagogy

Luke Plonsky, Assistant Professor
PhD, Michigan State University
Interests: second language acquisition; quantitative research methods; research synthesis and meta-analysis; second/foreign language pedagogy

Randi Reppen, Professor
PhD, Northern Arizona University
Interests: corpus linguistics; sociolinguistics; child language; vocabulary; teacher training

Fredricka Stoller, Professor
EdD, Northern Arizona University
Interests: ESL methodology and pedagogy; curriculum and materials development; second language reading; disciplinary writing

Soo Jung Youn
PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Interests: second language testing (particularly testing L2 pragmatics); task-based language teaching and assessment; mixed methods research

Affiliated Faculty*

Yuly Asención Delaney, Associate Professor (Global Languages and Cultures)
PhD, Northern Arizona University
Interests: corpus linguistics and Spanish second language acquisition; second language assessment; use of technology in the language classroom; Spanish language teaching

Joseph Collentine, Professor (Global Languages and Cultures)
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Interests: Acquisition of Spanish morphosyntax; computational methods applied to SLA

Karina Collentine, Associate Professor (Global Languages and Cultures)
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Interests: task-based language teaching; CALL

Greg Glau, Associate Professor (English Department)
PhD, University of Arizona
Interests: basic writing; writing program administration; persuasive writing

William E. Martin, Jr., Professor (Educational Psychology)
EdD, University of Northern Colorado
Interests: statistical and research methods; psychological assessment; person-environment psychology

John McClure, Associate Professor (Educational Psychology)
PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
Interests: skill learning; assessment of conceptual change; assessment of motivation

Derek Sonderegger, Assistant Professor (Mathematics and Statistics)
PhD, Colorado State University
Interests: fiducial and bayesian inference; nonparametric function estimation; ecological applications

Roy St. Laurent, Associate Professor (Mathematics and Statistics)
PhD, University of Minnesota
Interests: nonlinear regression methods; regression diagnostics; nonparametric methods

Jim Wilce, Professor (Anthropology)
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Interests: linguistic anthropology; language and society; language and emotion; lament; medical discourse; ethnopoetics; globalization; Finland; South Asia; qualitative analysis

Aziz Yuldashev, Lecturer (Program in Intensive English)
PhD, The Pennsylvania State University (expected 2013/2014)
Interests: second language acquisition and use; corpus linguistics; usage-based linguistics; language pedagogy

*Affiliated faculty contribute to the program by teaching courses in their departments that MA-TESL and PhD students in applied linguistics take, serving on dissertation committees, and collaborating with core faculty on research and other activities.