Faculty

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| International Teaching Assistants
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