Graduate Faculty

Below is a list of SLaT Faculty and a brief description of their research interests. To learn more, please follow the link listed to email them.

Blair Bateman

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Research Interests: Immersion education, language teaching methodology, and teaching culture.

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Teresa Bell

Department of German and Russian

Research Interests: Effective language teaching, perceptions of effective language teaching, written error correction, ACTFL oral proficiency for pre-service language teaching

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Kirk Belnap

Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages

Research Interests: Study abroad, stress, and motivation

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Dana Bourgerie

Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages

Research Interests: Advanced language pedagogy, assessment, and oversees study. Also, Chinese linguistics, Chinese diaspora language, and Chinese dialects.

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Jennifer Bown

Department of German and Russian

Research Interests: Advanced language pedagogy and assessment, second language reading, affective and social factors in language learning.

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Matthew Christensen

Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages

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Troy Cox

Center for Language Studies/ Department of Linguistics

Research Interests: Second Language Assessment and Teaching, Language Proficiency Scales/Standards, Self-Assessment and Objective Measurement

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Julie Damron

Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages

Research Interests: Student success in face-to-face, online, and blended language classes. Language gains during study abroad/direct enrollment

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Dan Dewey

Department of Linguistics

Research Interests:
second language learning and agency, self-regulation, motivation, social networking (social interaction), anxiety (stress), study abroad, and testing/assessment

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Grant Eckstein

Department of Linguistics

Research Interests: Second language writing

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Norm Evans

Department of Linguistics

Research Interests: Writing in a second language—written corrective feedback, self-regulated language learning, and language curriculum development.

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Lynn Henrichsen

Department of Linguistics

Research Interests: The teaching and learning of L2 pronunciation, listening, and speaking skills

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Nieves Knapp

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Research Interests: Spanish language and culture acquisition and assessment; Spanish language and culture curriculum and materials development

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Grant Lundberg

Department of German and Russian

Research Interests: Russian Linguistics

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Rob Martinsen

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Research Interests: language teaching and learning in study abroad and other experiential learning contexts, language teaching and technology, and pronunciation teaching and learning, and proficiency oriented teaching.

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Cherice Montgomery

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Research Interests: curriculum development and implementation in dual language immersion (DLI), Foreign Language Student Housing (FLSR), literacy development and the use of culturally authentic materials for language learning, project-based language learning (PBLL), and scaffolding

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Wendy Smemoe

Department of Linguistics

Research Interests: Psycholinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Phonetics, Speech perception and production, Foreign Language Housing

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Laura Catharine Smith

Department of German and Russian

Research Interests: Proficiency gains, Can-Do statements, language gains in immersion settings, second language pronunciation, influence of dialect on pronunciation, German plurals, prosody gains

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Greg Thompson

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Research Interests: code-switching in the foreign language classroom; heritage language learners; service-learning and language acquisition; bilingualism and languages in contact; placement exams and language testing

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J. Paul Warnick

Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages

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Rachel Yu Liu

Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages

Research Interests: Chinese linguistics, Second language acquisition, Teaching speaking and writing to advanced level learners, Material development

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