Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics - 2013

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

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  
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

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.