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

 

TESL/Applied Linguistics: Ph.D. Graduates

 

Elena CotosElena Cotos directs the Graduate College SPEAK/TEACH Program for international teaching assistants at Iowa State University. She also teaches in the TESL/Applied Linguistics and Technology Program. Her research interests include automated writing evaluation, intelligent/computer-assisted language learning and assessment, genre analysis, and learner corpora. She is currently working on developing a new corpus-based and genre-specific AWE program, the Research Writing Tutor, and on a number of other exciting projects.

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Elena CotosRichmond Dzekoe (2013) holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and Technology. He received both his MA in TESL and BA in Sociology and Study of Religions from the university of Ghana Legon. He also received a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. His research interests include Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Multimodal Communication. Computer Mediated Communication and Academic Writing, Second language Writing, Corpus-based Discourse Analysis, and the interface of Technology and 21 Century Pastoral Ministry. Currently, Richmond is developing an online course in Introduction to Computer Assisted Language Learning for the University of Ghana. He is also working as an Associate Pastor for the St. Thomas Parish and Student Center at Iowa State University.

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Elena CotosJesse Gleason (2013) (MA. Linguistics, PhD in Applied Linguistics and Technology) is the Coordinator of the Lower Division Language Program in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Florida. Her research interests include: discourse analysis, instructional technology, and systemic functional approaches to language and learning. At UF, she teaches courses on language learning methodology and Spanish.

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Maja GrgurovicMaja Grgurovic is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She teaches graduate classes in the MA TESOL Program and supervises student teachers during their practicum. Maja's research interests are blended language learning, CALL, language assessment, and teacher education. Maja has published in Language Learning and Technology, CALICO, ReCALL, and TESL-EJ.

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Anne O'BryanAnne O'Bryan is an online faculty member with the University of Massachusetts-Boston’s MA Applied Linguistics program where she teaches psycholinguistics. She is also an online faculty member with Colorado State University’s Global Campus where she teaches graduate courses in linguistics, ELL teaching methods, literacy instruction, and assessment as part of the university's online K-12 ELL certification program. Anne also works as a lecturer in the English department at Iowa State University.

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Jinrong LiJinrong Li (2012) is an assistant professor in the Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University. Her research focuses on CALL, the instruction and assessment of L2 writing, and the analysis of learner language. She has presented her research at Second Language Research Forum, AAAL, Technology for Second Language Learning Conference, and other national conferences. Her work has been published in CALICO Journal and International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning & Teaching (IJCALT).

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Jim RanalliJim Ranalli (2012) is a postdoctoral research associate in the TESL/Applied Linguistics program at Iowa State. His research involves the intersection of second language vocabulary learning, technology, and self-regulation. His interests also include instructional design and task-based learning and teaching. His work has been published in Language Learning & Technology, CALICO Journal, and Computer Assisted Language Learning.

 

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Elena CotosRuslan Suvorov (2013) is an Instructional Technology Specialist at the Center for Language Study at Yale University. His research interests include computer-assisted language learning, computer-assisted language testing, instructional technology, instructional design, materials development, second language listening, and eye tracking. He presented at various regional, national, and international conferences, and published in CALICO Journal, Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations Research Notes, TESL-EJ, as well as conference proceedings. Ruslan also co-authored an entry for The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics and a book chapter for the Companion to Language Assessment.

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Elena CotosShu-Ju Diana Tai (2013) a postdoctoral researcher for Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching (CTLT) as well as an instructor teaching teacher preparation courses, including CI556/456 Integrating Technology into the Reading and Language Arts Curriculum, CI201-Digital Learning in PK-6 Classroom, CI 280B Field Experience in Digital Learning, and CI454 Emerging Technologies in Digital Learning. Her main research focuses on Teacher Education in CALL (through TPACK-in-Action Model) and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK). Her interests also include technology integration in learning and teaching pronunciation, oral communication, and writing. Her research has been presented in a number of conferences, including CALICO, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE), and Midwest Association of Language Learning Technology (MWALLT).

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Erik VossErik Voss(2012) is an assistant academic specialist in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. His research interests include CALL, multimedia for language learning and testing, and language testing and technology. Dr. Voss’s work has been published in numerous conference proceedings and in the journal Corpora. He is currently the webmaster for the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) and past secretary of the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT).

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