Iowa State University

Currently working toward an M.A. degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)/Applied Linguistics--expected graduation December 2009

Coursework so far has included classes in:

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Computer Methods in Applied Linguistics: An introduction to computer applications relevant to teaching, including web design, presentation, spreadsheet, and multimedia applications
  • English 500: Theoretical foundations and methods and materials for teaching freshman composition courses

University of North Dakota, Summer Institute of Linguistics 2003

Courses Taken:

  • Second Language Acquisition: Methods of effectively learning a second language practiced in real-life language-learning sessions
  • Syntax and Morphology I: An introduction to the patterns in how words and sentences are formed in the world's languages
  • Articulatory Phonetics: Theory and practice in articulating the various sounds used in the world's languages

Faith Baptist Bible College

Degree: B.S. in Secondary English Education 2003

Coursework included classes in:

  • Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
  • Secondary Teaching Methods and Materials
  • Intercultural Communication
  • American, English, and World Literature

Awarded "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 2002-2003