Lindsay DeLand graduated from the University of Iowa in 2009 with a BA in English/creative writing and a minor in Japanese. She spent a year teaching English to children in Kanazawa, Japan and has otherwise worked as a children’s reading tutor and a nanny before joining the TESL/Applied Linguistics department at Iowa State. She is particularly interested in Asian languages and literature and hopes to teach abroad again after completing her degree.
Nicholas Driscoll graduated with a double major in English literature and writing & rhetoric in 2004. Since then, he taught English in Baiko Jogakuin junior and senior high for two and a half years. He entered ISU in the applied linguistics masters program in the fall of 2011, and has taught English 150 and 250, as well as worked on the script for the educational computer game, Meta!Blast. His research interests are in CALL and pronunciation.
Luca Giupponi completed his undergraduate studies in Music at the Bergamo and Como conservatories (Italy) and at Arizona State University, where he also taught beginning Italian. He is currently a student in the Applied Linguistics/TESOL MA program, specializing in Computer-Assisted Language Learning. While at Iowa State, he has been teaching ISUcomm courses (ENG 150 and 250), and is part of the iApp Development Project. His current research interest include Computer- and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning, Language Assessment, Materials Design, and the role of social media in foreign language education.
Carla Martínez Quezada holds a BA in English Teaching and a BA in Education. She did her undergraduate studies in Chile at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, where she graduated in 2008. While in Chile, she taught English as a Foreign Language to elementary and high-school learners and gave ESP lessons to adult learners. She is currently enrolled in the TESL/Applied Linguistics Master's Program at Iowa State University, where she is also teaching English as a Second Language.
Rania Mohammed holds a BA degree in English Language from King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. Rania has worked for three years as an EFL instructor teaching General English classes to college-level students in Saudi Arabia. She also has taught an English for Specific purpose course for medicine students as well as Medical Terminology courses. She has some experience in exam administration. Rania is currently pursuing her MA degree in TESL/Applied Linguistics at Iowa State University. Her research interests include curriculum and test design as well as computer assisted language learning.
Todd Paben received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska Kearney in Political Science and Spanish. At ISU, he is currently an M.A. student in CALL and is teaching listening/reading strategies for non-native speakers and working as a research assistant with the Research Writing Tutor program. His experiences include teaching Spanish at a high school in Nebraska, and teaching EFL classes in various contexts in Chile. His research interests include gaming applications for language learning, and use of emerging technologies for language learning.
Jennifer Peters is a recent graduate of Truman State University and holds a BS in Linguistics. Jennifer has worked in various ESL teaching positions, most recently as a volunteer coordinator of the TESL program at the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants in Des Moines, Iowa. Her research interests include developing curriculum for use in the beginner multi-lingual classroom and testing and evaluation. She hopes to spend time teaching English in Haiti within the next five years and is working on her Haitian Creole every chance she gets.
Erin Todey holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa in French and International Studies. She taught English in France during the 2009-2010 academic year. Erin is currently working toward a M.A. in TESL/Applied Linguistics with a specialization in CALL. Her academic interests include CALL, language assessment, and pronunciation teaching and research. While working on her degree, Erin also works as a graduate assistant for the Engaging M@terials for Global English Grant from the U.S. Department of State. Upon completion of her M.A. degree, Erin intends to teach abroad.
Amy Walton received a B.A. in French and English education from the University of Northern Iowa. She taught French, English and Computer Science at the high school level for five years, and is now pursuing her MA in the TESL-Applied Linguistics program. As a graduate assistant at Iowa State she has instructed Foundations Comm courses and has worked on materials development for the Department of State grant. Her research interests include CALL and literacy. Amy plans to continue teaching after completing her degree.
Jayme Wilken earned Education and Speech Communication degrees from Iowa State University (ISU) and has returned to study Teaching English as a Second Language(TESL)/Applied Linguistics in the MA program. She has experience teaching in both public and private schools in Iowa. For five years, she taught English as a Second Language at Des Moines Area Community College. Here at Iowa State, she taught speech communication before transferring to the Intensive English and Orientation Program, where she has taught oral communication, reading, and writing. She is a member of the Criterion Research Group at ISU and is specializing in CALL.
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