Iowa State University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of English

 

TESL/Applied Linguistics: Ph.D. Students

 

Ghinwa AlameenGhinwa Alameen holds an MA degree in TESL/Applied Linguistics from Iowa State, and a graduate diploma in Linguistics from Damascus University. Ghinwa has taught EFL classes in Syria, and linguistics classes at Baath University, Syria. Her research interests include CALL, multimedia listening and speaking, pronunciation, and material design. Ghinwa has presented in TSLL and MIDTESOL, and published in TESL-EJ. She is currently teaching non-native writing classes and developing a website to teach French in a Quebecois context.

 

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Nawaf AlsallamiNawaf Alsallami holds an MA degree in TESOL from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and a bachelor degree in TEFL from Tabuk University, Saudi Arabia. Nawaf has taught beginner and intermediate EFL classes to elementary-level and college-level students in Saudi Arabia. His research interests include development of CALL materials and integration of CALL into EFL classes. 

 

 

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Mo ChenMo Chen is a first year doctoral student in Applied Linguistics and Technology (ALT). She has got her first master degree from University of Cincinnati, majoring in TESL in 2010 and second master degree from Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in Applied Second Language Acquisition in 2011. Before joining ALT program, she taught ESL reading and writing for one semester and Mandarin Chinese for one year at University of Cincinnati. Currently, she is teaching English 101C writing course at Iowa State University as a teaching assistant. Her research interests include computer-assisted language learning and language assessment.

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YunDeok Choi width=YunDeok Choi is a PhD student in Applied Linguistics and Technology at Iowa State University (ISU). She holds MAs in English Language and Literature from Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea and in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Recently, she received an MA in Linguistics from Georgetown. She is currently teaching Engl 99 Listening and Reading courses at ISU. Her research interests include Computer Assisted Language Learning (e.g., CMC) and second language acquisition.

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Yoo-Ree ChungYoo-Ree Chung holds an MATESL degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and another M.A. degree in linguistics from Yonsei University, South Korea. She has taught ESL courses in reading, listening, and writing at Iowa State and has experience in teaching English to children in South Korea. She has been a research/graduate assistant for the English Placement Test (EPT) at ISU since 2006 and worked as a summer intern at Educational Testing Service in June-July 2010. Yoo Ree served as a coordinator of the Fifth Annual TSLL Conference in 2007, was an editor of the 2007 TSLL conference proceedings, presented at CALICO, TSLL/MwALT, AAAL, and LTRC conferences, and co-authored research articles published in Language Testing. Her research interests include language assessment, second language acquisition and computer-assisted language learning and testing. She is currently interested in assessing productive grammatical ability in academic ESL writing.

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Ahmet DursunAhmet Dursun holds an M.A in TESL and is currently a Ph.D. student in Applied Linguistics and Technology at Iowa State University where he also teaches academic writing classes to non-native speakers. He is also the coordinator of the online programs of EFINST International Language Schools located in Istanbul, Turkey where he designs materials for the program at different levels and gives both online and face-to-face teacher training workshops to improve teachers' online teaching skills. His research interests focus on distance learning, CALL use in material development and assessment, innovative pedagogical contexts and learners' collaboration in CALL context. Previously, he has taught EFL classes including writing, reading, listening and speaking at variety of levels in Turkey and ESL academic writing classes at Minnesota State University.

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Hui-Hsien FengHui-Hsien Feng, originally from Taiwan, is a doctoral student in Applied Linguistics & Technology program at Iowa State University. She holds an MA in TESOL at the Ohio State University. She has taught ESL academic writing, reading, and listening courses. Her research interests include computer-assisted language learning, second language academic writing, and the use of corpora in second language writing skill development. Her current research is on EAP for EFL graduate students, the use of Criterion in ESL writing classes, and the implementation of the use of corpora in ESL/EFL classes.

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Sarah HuffmanSarah Huffman is a PhD student in Applied Linguistics and Technology. She holds an M.A. in TESL/Applied Linguistics from Iowa State. She has taught EFL in Slovakia and Mexico and ESL at universities in Virginia and Iowa. Her research interests include research writing and academic writing instruction, uses for open source software in second language and systemic functional linguistic approaches to language development. Sarah has presented at foreign and second language learning conferences such as ACTFL, PSLLT, CALICO, TSLL and AAAL, and will be presenting at the CCCC's conference in 2013. She has developed online course materials for academic reading and writing courses at ISU, and currently works as a research and teaching assistant for the Research Writing Tutor project at Iowa State and as media review editor for the online journal TESL-EJ.

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Hee Sung JunHee Sung (Grace) Jun holds an MA in TESL from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she taught ESL academic writing to international undergraduate students. She is currently teaching first-year composition at Iowa State. Her research interests are language testing and second language writing.

 

 

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Huong LeHuong Le completed her M.A in TESOL/Applied Linguistics at Iowa State University in 2011 as a beneficiary of the 2009 Fulbright Vietnamese Student Scholarship. She is also currently an English instructor at the School of Foreign Languages, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam.

 

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Joo-Young LeeJoo-Young Lee received BA and MA degrees in English Language Education from Seoul National University in South Korea and is now studying here at Iowa State University as a Fulbright scholar. Her research interest includes corpus linguistics, second language assessment, academic writing, CALL, conversation analysis, and classroom discourse. She is currently working on the Criterion research project with the professor and colleagues in the department. 

 

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Hye-Won LeeHye-Won Lee holds an M.A. degree in TEFL from the International Graduate School of English, Korea. She has taught traditional first-year composition and ESL writing courses, and now works as an instructor for ITA speaking courses. Her research interests focus on assessing second language speaking and writing through technology including multimedia tasks and automated writing evaluation (AWE).

 

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Kimberly LeVelleKimberly LeVelle received her MA TESOL degree from Portland State University and is currently a doctoral student in Applied Linguistics and Technology at Iowa State University. She has experience teaching ESL classes (including listening, reading and writing) as well as first and second year composition courses. In addition to language teaching, Kimberly has taught Introduction to Linguistics at Grinnell College and developed materials for the Online TESL Certificate. She has presented at MidTESOL, Technology for Second Language Learning, CALICO and AAAL. She has published with CALICO Journal and is the co-editor of the Pronunciation for Second Language Learning and Teaching Proceedings. Kimberly is particularly interested in teaching L2 writing, teacher training, language pedagogy, and online course development.

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Zhi LiZhi Li is a doctoral student in Applied Linguistics and Technology (ALT). He holds an MA degree from Hunan University, China. Before joining ALT, Iowa State University, he worked as an English lecturer at Hunan University of Arts and Science, China and an English test item writer for some high-stake English tests in China. Currently, He teaches ESL writing courses to international students at Iowa State and works on a number of research projects, including class-room based research on Criterion and mobile apps for ESL learning. His research interests are language assessment and technology, computer-assisted language learning, and mobile-assisted language learning.

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Edna LimaEdna Lima holds an MA in TESL/Applied Linguistics from Iowa State University and a BA in languages (English and Portuguese) from the Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil. A teaching assistant at ISU, she teaches First-Year Composition to undergraduate students and ESL courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. Edna has taught English as a Foreign/Second Language for over 16 years at a variety of language institutes, programs, and at the Federal University of Viçosa. She has also taught ESL at the Alabama Language Institute in Gadsden, Alabama. Currently, Edna is working on a project to develop an intelligibility test and an online pronunciation tutor for international teaching assistants (ITAs). Her research interests include CALL, material design, language testing, and technology applied to language learning and teaching, especially to pronunciation instruction.

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Stephanie LinkStephanie Link received her M.A. in TESOL from Winona State University and Tamkang University in Taiwan and is a student in the Ph.D. program for Applied Linguistics and Technology. She has taught ESL listening, reading, writing, and speaking courses, and EFL academic writing and cross-cultural communication. Currently, she is a research assistant for the evolving software Research Writing Tutor for native and nonnative students’ academic writing. In addition, Stephanie is active in developing hybrid materials for nonnative writing courses at ISU and exploring research in the use of automated writing evaluation software. Her research interests are teacher education, L2 writing, and multimedia material development.

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Hong MaHong Ma received her M.A in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University, where she taught undergraduates intermediate level Chinese. In fall 2010, she taught English 101C at Iowa State University and she is currently teaching Chinese 102 and 202 with the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Her research interest includes English testing, CALL and multimedia technologies in language testing.

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Shannon McCrocklinShannon McCrocklin is a doctoral student in Applied Linguistics and Technology at Iowa State. She holds an MA in TESL from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she developed an interest in pronunciation instruction and in pronunciation related research. She has taught English pronunciation to international faculty, undergraduate and graduate students at Iowa State and the University of Illinois, as well as beginner pronunciation at the Intensive English Institute of the University of Illinois. Her research interests are pronunciation and CAPT. She has presented at CALICO and PSLLT.

 

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Moonyoung ParkMoonyoung Park holds an MA degree in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa with the East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship, and another MA degree in English Interpretation and Translation from the Keimyung University in Korea. He has certificates in teaching English and Korean, and has taught EFL courses in secondary schools in Korea and Ubon Ratchathani University in Thailand. While working towards a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics & Technology at Iowa State University, he taught ENGL 99 listening and reading courses as an instructor. As a research assistant, he worked for Dr. Elena Cotos in her Research Writing Tutor (RWT) project. Currently, he is working for Professor Volker Hegelheimer in the Department of the State grant project and Professor Ana Correia in the LearnDS project in the College of Education as a research assistant. His research interests are Computer/Mobile-Assisted Language Learning, Task-Based Language Teaching, performance assessment, and language program development and evaluation. He is currently researching task-based aviation English training and testing integrated with automatic speech recognition technology and the use of automatic writing evaluation software in college ESL writing courses.

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Mandy QianMandy Qian received her BA in English with a specialization in IT management from Guangdong University Foreign Studies. She graduated from her MA study at ISU in Spring 2012 and is currently a PhD student in the ALT program at ISU. Mandy's teaching experiences include working with middle school students on English reading, grammar and reading, and with college students on English writing and grammar. Her research experience has been related to designing teaching materials that are to published by the Department of State of America. Mandy's primary research interests include second language acquisition, pronouncation, language testing and technology.

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Monica G. RichardsMonica G. Richards received her MA in TESL/Applied Linguistics at Iowa State University, where she has taught pronunciation, speaking and teaching to international teaching assistants as well as listening/speaking, reading, writing and grammar to students in the Intensive English and Orientation Program. She has also taught a variety of English courses at Xiamen Educational College in Xiamen, China, and has led teacher-training workshops in Sumatra, Indonesia. Her primary research interests lay in pronunciation, second language vocabulary acquisition and CALL. She also enjoys materials development.

 

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Victor SantosVictor D. O. Santos holds a B.A in Linguistics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and an M.A. in Language and Communication Technologies/Computational Linguistics from the University of Saarland (Germany) and the University of Groningen (Netherlands). He also holds an ICELT Certificate in English Language Teaching from the University of Cambridge. He has taught English for more than 6 years in Brazil. At the moment, Victor is a Ph.D. student in Applied Linguistics and Technology at Iowa State University (USA). His main academic interests are Language Learning and Language Testing. Some of his personal interests are music, reading, traveling, stand-up comedy, learning languages and understanding how the world functions.

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Aysel SaricaogluAysel Saricaoglu holds a B.A. in ELT from Mersin University and an M.A. in TEFL from Hacettepe University, Turkey. She taught reading and writing courses to college students for three years in Turkey. She also has some experience in ESP and has worked in ESOL exams both as a proctor and an administrator. She has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue her PhD degree in Applied Linguistics and Technology at Iowa State University. She is currently working as a research assistant for the Research Writing Tutor project. Her research interests include computer-assisted language learning, corpus-based learning and academic writing.

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Xuan TengXuan Teng holds an MA in in Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics from Iowa State University and is now a doctoral student in Applied Linguistics and Technology at Iowa State University. He has taught first-year Mandarin Chinese courses in Arizona State University and a variety of ESL classes at Iowa State University. His research interests include language testing, computer-mediated communication, the development of oral proficiency, and the use of computer technology for academic writing.

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Ngan Hoa VuNgan Hoa Vu received an MA's degree in Applied Linguistics (CALL) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She has taught English, and English for Specific Purposes at Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy, Vietnam. Her research investigates issues at the intersection of computer technology and applied linguistics. Her research interests include second/ foreign language (L2) learning, computer-assisted language learning (CALL), and language testing. Currently, she is is a doctoral student in Applied Linguistics and Technology at Iowa State University.

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Jing XuJing Xu holds an M.A. in ESL from the University of Toledo. He has taught a variety of ESL courses both in China and the U.S. and currently works as a teaching and research assistant at ISU's SPEAK/TEACH Program. Jing's research interests focus on computer-assisted language learning and language testing, particularly second language (L2) speaking assessment. His ongoing dissertation develops measurements of the collocation usage in spontaneous L2 speech and examines the relationship between L2 speakers' collocational competency and their speaking proficiency.

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Hyejin YangHyejin Yang holds an MA in TESL from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she taught ESL academic writing to international undergraduate students and intermediate Korean classes to the non-native speakers of Koreans. She also holds a TESOL certificate from Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea and has various experiences in teaching children and university students in South Korea. She is currently teaching ESL writing classes to both undergraduate and graduate students at Iowa State University. Her research interests include language assessment and computer-assisted language learning. She is particularly interested in developing contents for language assessment and online language teaching materials.

 

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