Nikki Mattson

Nikki Mattson

Teaching Professor in Applied Linguistics
Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives, IECP
102 Ritenour Building
Area(s) of Specialization: Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL), Intensive English Programs, Language Assessment


M.A., Linguistics, University of South Carolina
Certificate of Graduate Studies in TESOL, University of South Carolina
Diplôme d’études en langue française, Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France.

Professional Bio

Nikki Mattson is Teaching Professor of Applied Linguistics and Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives in the Intensive English Communications Program (IECP). She has been a member of the IECP since 2009. Nikki is dedicated to supporting campus internationalization efforts as well as global engagement in the classroom, on campus, and beyond. She is a co-founder and advisor for the PSU Living-Learning Community, the Global Engagement Community. She also serves as a Global Learning Coordinator (GLC) for PSU’s Experiential Digital Global Engagement (EDGE) Program. Her research interests include intensive English program oral placement test validation, evaluating computer-assisted language learning (CALL) usage in second language (L2) classrooms, and internationalization in higher education.