People

Allison Adelman
  • PhD 2014
  • Linguistics

Currently Affiliate Faculty and Writing Center Director, Antioch University, Santa Barbara

  • Writing Program

Public policy and writing/English Language Arts instruction; writing program administration; writing/language pedagogy; composition pedagogies; qualitative research methodologies; literacy in historical and sociocultural contexts; histories of literacy; communication/composition theory.

  • Education

Language and literacies across the disciplines; Narrative studies; International education; Science literacy; Discourse as collaboration; Constructing assessments and measures

Jomeline Balatayo
  • PhD 2014
  • Education

Culver City High School, teaches English Language Development (ELD) and English 10 Honors

  • Ph.D. 2020
  • Linguistics

Currently an Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach

  • Education

Teaching of writing; writing in the disciplines; rhetoric of science and technology; history of literacy; genre theory; activity theory; distance learning.

  • Linguistics

Sociocultural linguistics; language and youth; language, gender, and sexuality; African American English; Chicano and Mexican Spanish; language and scientific practice.

  • Linguistics

Language documentation; revitalization in Mexico

  • Religious Studies

Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, Middle Eastern Music.

Yadira Aimee Carreon-Serna
  • PhD 2007
  • Spanish & Portuguese

Assistant Professor of Spanish, World Languages & Literatures Department at Pacific University, Oregon

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  • Latin American & Iberian Studies
  • Chicana/o Studies

Spanish-language Media, Radio and Sound Practices, Language Politics, Migration and Masculinity, Latino/a popular culture. Latino Popular Culture.

  • East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies

Chinese language

  • PhD 2013

Professor of French, Santa Monica College, Soka University of America

Dorothy Chun
  • Education

Second language acquisition, L2 phonology and intonation, L2 reading and vocabulary acquisition, intercultural exchange, computer-assisted language learning, teaching and learning with digital media.

  • Education

Sociology of Education; sociolinguistics and literacy; gender socialization; Language Interaction and Social Organization.

  • Spanish and Portuguese

Brazilian and Portuguese Literatures

  • Linguistics

Intercultural communication; ethnography and communication; theories of cultural adjustment; social semiotic processes of identification; language ideologies and linguistic landscapes; language and globalization

  • Lecturer and Portuguese Language Program Coordinator
  • Univ of Washington

PhD 2014, Luso-Brazilian Literature

  • Spanish and Portuguese

Language Teaching, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics and Sociolinguistics

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  • Dept. of Education

Online language learning platforms, L2 fluency perception, and augmented reality for multimodal input

  • Ph.D. 2019
  • Spanish and Portuguese

Currently a Teaching Assistant Professor and First-year Spanish Coordinator at Denver University

  • Education

Culture, learning, and social interaction; writing and literacy; teacher learning in networks and communities; qualitative research methods and interaction analysis.

  • Education

Learning and instruction; assessment; construction of culture through interaction; and bilingualism; cognitive science, language interaction and social organization (LISO).

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  • Spanish and Portuguese

Translation, Interpreting, and Cognition; Written Translation; Oral Interpreting; Bilingualism; Heritage Languages and Languages of Limited Diffusion; Second Language Acquisition; Study Abroad 

  • Communication

Language and communication between various social categories; crime, law enforcement, and communication; ethnic identity, bilingualism, and intercultural communication; intergenerational communication across cultures.

  • Linguistics

Phonology, phonology, Balto-Finnic linguistics, American Indian linguistics.

  • Linguistics
  • EMS Program

Second language acquisition, L2 writing, and L2 academic oral skills for  prospective TAs

  • Education

Ethnography; discourse processes in reading in educational settings; constructing literate communities within classrooms); language interaction and social organization (LISO).

  • Linguistics

Quantitative corpus linguistics, statistical/computational linguistics, cognitive linguistics, first and second language acquisition.

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • Palomar College

Ph.D. 2019, Iberian Linguistics

Cara Healey
  • PhD 2017 East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies

Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies in the Modern Languages and Literatures department at Wabash College

  • Psychology

Comprehension, reasoning, spatial cognition, individual differences.

Timothy Henry
  • PhD 2012
  • Linguistics

Lecturer at California State University, Fullerton

  • Linguistics

Child language acquisition of signed languages, usage-based and ethnographic approaches to acquisition, language socialization and ideologies

Xiao Hu
  • East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
Carmen Jany
  • PhD 2008
  • Linguistics

Professor of Spanish and Linguistics, California State University San Bernadino

Yan Jiang
  • PhD Candidate

Ph.D. program in Education, Cultural Perspective and Comparative Education emphasis.

  • Ph.D. 2020
  • Spanish and Portuguese

Hispanic Literature

Spanish Literature and Language Faculty, The Nueva School in San Mateo, California

Jeremy King
  • PhD 2006
  • Spanish and Portuguese

Associate Professor of Spanish, Louisiana State University

  • Education

Language and communicative development; gender differences in language and cognition; language socialization; cognitive science.

Janie Lee
  • PhD 2010
  • Linguistics

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, University of Mary Washington

Jin Sook Lee
  • Education

Second language acquisition with a focus on ESL learners, foreign language education, bilingualism, heritage language maintenance, and interlanguage pragmatics.

  • Sociology

Conversation analysis; social aspects of grammar; social life of very young children.

  • Spanish and Portuguese

Second Language Acquisition; Applied Linguistics; Pedagogical conditions and Second Language Teaching

Karen Lunsford
  • Writing Program

Qualitative/ethnographic studies, business writing, technical writing, scientific writing, argumentation, knowledge ecologies, collaboration, multimedia communication.

Laura Marques-Pascual
  • Spanish & Portuguese
  • Director of Applied Linguistics Emphasis

Second language acquisition, language teaching methods and pedagogy, Spanish as a heritage language.

Carola Matera
  • PhD 2008
  • Education

Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Studies, California State University, Channel Islands

  • Psychology

Human learning, problem-solving, educational psychology, human-computer interaction, multimedia learning, mathematical and scientific reasoning.

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  • Germanic & Slavic Studies

Slavic linguistics, discourse, language acquisition, language and gender, folklore, women in Russian and East European society and literature.

  • Germanic & Slavic Studies

Slavic linguistics, syntax, discourse, language pedagogy.

  • Dept. of Education

Academic literacies, second language acquisition, language-in-education policies

  • Lecturer - Spanish
  • UC Santa Barbara

Ph.D. 2018, Education

  • Black Studies

Religion, moral development, multicultural education, educational television and children's literature.

Viola Miglio
  • Spanish & Portuguese

Phonology of Spanish and Romance languages, theoretical phonology, Optimality Theory, phonetics, language change.

  • Linguistics

Morphology, language change, discourse and grammar, language universals, American Indian linguistics, Austronesian linguistics.

  • Spanish and Portuguese

Hispanic Literatures

Haley O'Neil
  • PhD 2011
  • Spanish and Portuguese

Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

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  • Dept. of Linguistics

Language documentation and revitalization,  integrative functionalism, functional intra-genetic and extra-genetic typology, morphology and syntax, competing motivations approach, clause linkage, reference-tracking mechanisms, grammatical relations, valency-changing operations, language processing, grammaticalization, Uto-Aztecan languages, language acquisition

  • French and Italian

Coordinator Italian Language Program

Evelyn Reder
  • Germanic & Slavic Studies

Language teaching methodology; instructional improvement; curriculum development.

Ariel Schindewolf
  • PhD 2013
  • Spanish and Portuguese

Adjunct Lecturer of Spanish, Santa Clara University

Jean Schultz
  • French & Italian
  • Director of French Language Program

Foreign language acquisition; cognitive aspects of foreign language learning; transition from language to literature study; foreign language writing.

  • East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies

Japanese language

  • Writing Program

Multimedia Communication; Writing in New Media; Writing for the Social Sciences

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  • Dept. of Education

Education and related standards, teacher development, curriculum design, language perception and identity

Kathrin Theumer
  • PhD 2010
  • Spanish and Portuguese

Assistant Professor of Spanish, Franklin and Marshall College

Ricardo Vasconcelos
  • PhD 2010
  • Spanish and Portuguese

Associate Professor of Portuguese, San Diego State University

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • Palomar College

Ph.D. 2012 Hispanic Literature

Neil Alexander Walker
  • PhD 2012
  • Linguistics

Adjunct Associate Professor, San Joaquin Delta College

Tiange Wang
  • PhD Candidate

Ph.D. program in Education

Feng Xie
  • Applied Linguistics Alumnae

Ph.D. program in East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies.

Hsiao-jung Yu
  • East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies

Historical Chinese linguistics (grammar and lexicon), applied linguistics (language teaching theory and methodology, context and culture in language learning, and the use of computers in teaching foreign languages.

Jing Yu
  • PhD Candidate

PhD Program in Education, Language and Literacy emphasis.