People

People

Department Head

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George C. and Jane G. Greer Professor of Applied Linguistics, Jewish Studies, African Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Head, Department of Applied Linguistics
814-865-3826
Area(s) of Specialization:
Critical Discourse Analysis| Language ideology| Language Policy| Language, Gender, and Sexuality| Linguistic landscape

Director of Graduate Studies

Celeste Kinginger
Professor of Applied Linguistics
Director of Graduate Studies
(814) 867-1373
Area(s) of Specialization:
Narrative and Case Study in Applied Linguistics| Second Language Pragmatics| Sociocultural Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching and Learning| Study Abroad

Faculty

Suresh Canagarajah
Edwin Erle Sparks Professor in Applied Linguistics, English, and Asian Studies
(814) 865-6229
Area(s) of Specialization:
English as an International Language| Global Englishes| Multilingualism| Second Language Writing| Sociolinguistics
Sharon Childs
Teaching Professor of Applied Linguistics
Chair, MA TESL Program
Program Director, TESOL Minor & Integrated UG program in Applied Linguistics
(814) 865-1919
Area(s) of Specialization:
Language Teacher Cognition| Language Teacher Education| Online Instruction
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Associate Teaching Professor of Applied Linguistics
Director, English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center
(814) 863-7036
Area(s) of Specialization:
Language for Specific Purposes| Language Teacher Education| Second Language Pedagogy| Sociolinguistics
Karen E. Johnson
Kirby Professor in Language Learning and Applied Linguistics
(814) 863-2346
Area(s) of Specialization:
Communication in Second Language Classrooms| Narrative Inquiry as Professional Development| Sociocultural Perspectives on L2 Teacher Professional Development
Celeste Kinginger
Professor of Applied Linguistics
Director of Graduate Studies
(814) 867-1373
Area(s) of Specialization:
Narrative and Case Study in Applied Linguistics| Second Language Pragmatics| Sociocultural Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching and Learning| Study Abroad
Jason J. Litzenberg
Teaching Professor in Applied Linguistics
Director, IECP (Intensive English Communication Program)
(814) 865-5713
Area(s) of Specialization:
Decolonial Scholarship| English as a Lingua Franca| Intensive English Programs| Linguistic landscape| Sociolinguistics| World Englishes
Stephen D. Looney
Teaching Professor in Applied Linguistics
Director, ITA Program
(814) 863-5904
Area(s) of Specialization:
Classroom Interaction| Conversation Analysis| L2 Assessment
Xiaofei Lu
Professor of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies
(814) 865-4692
Area(s) of Specialization:
Corpus linguistics| Language for Specific Purposes| Second Language Acquisition| Second Language Writing
Busi Makoni
Associate Teaching Professor of African Studies and Applied Linguistics
Area(s) of Specialization:
Critical Discourse| Language and law| Language planning| Language Policy| Language, Gender, and Sexuality| Language, Identity, and Ideology| Visual semiotics and multimodality
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Professor of Applied Linguistics and African Studies
Director, African Studies Program
(814) 863-2431
Area(s) of Specialization:
Discourses of Terrorism outside the United States| Language and Health in Africa| Language planning| Language Policy| Philosophies of Language
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Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics
Director, Center for Language Acquisition
Director, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency, Education and Research
(814) 865-8468
Area(s) of Specialization:
Crosslinguistic influences| Psycholinguistics| Research Methodology| Second Language Acquisition| Usage-based learning theory
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George C. and Jane G. Greer Professor of Applied Linguistics, Jewish Studies, African Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Head, Department of Applied Linguistics
814-865-3826
Area(s) of Specialization:
Critical Discourse Analysis| Language ideology| Language Policy| Language, Gender, and Sexuality| Linguistic landscape
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Professor of World Languages Education and Applied Linguistics
Area(s) of Specialization:
Language Assessment| Language Teacher Education| Second Language Acquisition| Sociocultural Theory
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Assistant Research Professor of Applied Linguistics
Researcher in English for Specific Purposes and English as a Medium of Instruction
Area(s) of Specialization:
English-Medium Instruction Faculty Development| Language for Specific Purposes| Language Teacher Education| Second Language Pedagogy| Vygotskian Sociocultural Theory
Robert W. Schrauf
Professor of Applied Linguistics
(814) 865-9622
Area(s) of Specialization:
Applied Linguistics and Health Sciences| Language, Ethnicity, and Dementia| Mixed Methods| Multilingualism and Culture| Quantitative Methods
Susan Strauss
Professor of Asian Studies, Applied Linguistics, Education, Linguistics
(814) 865-7251
Area(s) of Specialization:
Cognitive Linguistics| Discourse Analysis| Second Language Writing
Deryn P. Verity
Teaching Professor in Applied Linguistics
Director, ESL/EAP Programs
(814) 865-6227
Area(s) of Specialization:
Curriculum Design| L2 Teacher Education| Online Instruction| Pedagogical Grammar| Sociocultural Theory| Writing Instruction| Writing Tutor Development
JWang
Assistant Research Professor, Applied Linguistics; Associate Director, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research; Assistant Director, Center for Language Acquisition
(814) 863-1212
Area(s) of Specialization:
Education Policy| International Education| L2 Teacher Professional Development
Ning Yu
Professor of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies
(814) 863-0030
Area(s) of Specialization:
Cognitive Semantics| Metaphor Studies

Emeritus Faculty

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Associate Research Professor Emerita in Applied Linguistics and German
Area(s) of Specialization:
Language Assessment| Materials Development| Second Language Reading| Second Language Vocabulary
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Professor Emerita of Applied Linguistics
Area(s) of Specialization:
Classroom Discourse| Conversation Analysis| Second Language Acquisition| transdisciplinarity in SLA
James P. Lantolf
George and Jane Greer Professor Emeritus in Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics
Area(s) of Specialization:
Cultural-historical Psychology| Second Language Acquisition| Sociocultural Theory

Teaching Faculty

Area(s) of Specialization:
English as an International Language| Intensive English Programs| Language Policy
Jackie Gianico
Associate Teaching Professor in Applied Linguistics
Academic Coordinator, IECP
Area(s) of Specialization:
Classroom Interaction| English as an International Language| Intensive English Programs
Di Liang
Assistant Teaching Professor of Applied Linguistics
Assistant Director of the Intensive English Communication Program
Area(s) of Specialization:
Curriculum Development| Intensive English Programs| Language Teacher Education| World Language Education
Amber R. Martin
Associate Teaching Professor in Applied Linguistics
Area(s) of Specialization:
English as an International Language| International Teaching Assistants| Writing Instruction
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Teaching Professor in Applied Linguistics
Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives, IECP
Area(s) of Specialization:
Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL)| Intensive English Programs| Language Assessment
Stacy Suhadolc
Associate Teaching Professor in Applied Linguistics
Area(s) of Specialization:
English as an International Language| Intensive English Programs| International Teaching Assistants

Staff

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Administrative Assistant Senior Support
(814) 865-5232
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Academic Program Coordinator - Intermediate Support
Philosophy Undergraduate Program Assistant
(814) 865-1647
Amy Faulkner
Financial Assistant 3
(814) 863-0568
Robin Flick
Financial Assistant 3
(814) 863-2406
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Assistant to APLNG and PHIL Department Heads and Faculty
814-863-3531
Sarah Jones
Backup Undergraduate Program Assistant for Applied Linguistics
Primary Assistant for Philosophy
Primary Undergraduate Program Assistant for Communication Arts and Sciences
(814) 865-3462
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Academic Program Coordinator - Intermediate Support
Philosophy Graduate Program Assistant
(814) 865-4485
JKA
Administrative Senior Manager
(814) 865-5554
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Event Planning Assistant
(814) 863-5852
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Academic Program Coordinator - Intermediate Support
Communication Arts and Sciences Graduate Program Assistant
814-865-5558
Nicole Plummer
Financial Coordinator 3
(814) 863-6464
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Academic Program Coordinator - Intermediate Support
Applied Linguistics Graduate Program Assistant
(814) 867-4284
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Administrative Support Assistant 3

Ph.D. Students

Kelly  Bayas
Ph.D. Student in Applied Linguistics
JCanjura
Teaching Assistant, ITA Program (Fall 2023)
Eun Hae Cho
Gil Watz Dissertation Fellowship
Xiaozheng Dai
Research Assistant, Center for Language Acquisition (Fall 2023)
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Teaching Assistant, African Studies (Fall 2023)
Ozge Deniz
Fulbright Scholarship
Chunyuan  Di
Ph.D. Student in Applied Linguistics
Madelyn Diller
Ph.D. Student in Applied Linguistics
Humanities Award (Fall 2023)
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Sarah Jackson
Teaching Assistant, ITA Program (Fall 2023)
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Research Assistant, ITA Program (Fall 2023)
Minjin Kim
Teaching Assistant, ITA Program (Fall 2023)
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Ph.D. Student in Applied Linguistics
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Teaching Assistant, IECP Program (Fall 2023)
Valeriya Minakova
Ph.D. Student in Applied Linguistics
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Research Assistant, Center for Language Acquisition (Fall 2023)
Sei Yu Po
Research Assistant, Department Head
Teaching Assistant, ESL Program (Fall 2023)
Xixin (Steve) Qiu
Teaching Assistant, ESL Program (Fall 2023)
John Romero
Research Assistant, Center for Language Acquisition (Fall 2023)
Ian Schneider
Research Assistant, EPPIC (Fall 2023)
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Teaching Assistant, ESL Program (Fall 2023)
Elanur Sonmez
Teaching Assistant, ESL Program (Fall 2023)
Minghui Sun
Research Assistant, Center for Language Acquisition (Fall 2023)
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Teaching Assistant, ESL Program (Fall 2023)
Jingyuan Zhuang
Ph.D. Student in Applied Linguistics

M.A. Students

Affiliate Faculty

Mari A. Haneda
Associate Professor of World Languages Education and Applied Linguistics
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Assistant Professor of Korean and Applied Linguistics

Visiting Scholars

Ph.D. Students
(814) 865-7550
Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty
(814) 867-1373