About Me

I am an assistant professor of TESL/Applied Linguistics at Oklahoma State University. I graduated from the Applied Linguistics and Technology program at Iowa State University. My research interests are in the use of developmental SLA theory and systemic functional approaches to the design of CALL technologies and automated writing evaluation for assessing students’ writing development. For the past three years, I have been active in the Criterion Research Group, evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of AWE tools for placement testing and classroom use, and the Research Writing Project, working on discourse analysis, validation, and web design for the AWE tool.  My secondary research interests involve pronunciation acquisition, specifically the development and construction of identity through L2 accent and the influence of native versus nonnative speaker pronunciation instructors on students’ comprehensibility/accentedness and material development.

Link to an article about me on the Iowa State Graduate College website.