Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics - 2013

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

Coursework: 
Qualitative and quantitative research methods, second language acquisition (SLA), second language teacher preparation, language teacher and language learner identity, critical pedagogy, phonetics and phonology, syntax and morphology, corpus-based methods, literacy and bilingualism, preparation for teaching undergraduates.  

Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics - 2008

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Academic Achievement Award
  • Service Award  
Coursework:
General linguistics, pedagogical methods, practicum, research methods, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition (SLA), intercultural communication (ICC), phonetics, pragmatics, assessment and evaluation, grammar.

 Bachelor of Arts in Theatre - 2001

Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina

Coursework:
Acting, directing, theatre history, stage design, multicultural drama, literary criticism, creative writing, arts administration, French, economics. 

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification - 2002

Educational Services International, Pasadena, California

Five weeks including TEFL methods, practicum in a local language school, and country-specific preparation.
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