|Present||Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Tennessee, Knoxville|
|Present||Language Program Director of Intermediate Spanish, University of Tennessee, Knoxville|
Honors and Awards
- Tennessee Higher Education Commission: Co-PI on Improving Teacher Quality grant. Total costs: $75,000. The Strategic & Interactive Writing Instruction program supports teaching and research on writing in late-acquired second language.
- Chancellor’s Grant for Faculty Research in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Applied Social Sciences, UT, Spring 2010.
- National Institutes of Health: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (2003-2007). Total costs: $166,830. Covered stipend and costs for dissertation-related training and materials.
- National Science Foundation: Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2006-2007). Total costs: $12,000. Covered payment of research participants.
- Participant in Inaugural UT Grant-Writing Institute, Summer 2010 (one of 12 faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences selected to participate).
- Contributor of a co-authored chapter in Mind and Context in Adult Second Language Acquisition: Methods, Theory and Practice, winner of the MLA’s Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize. This prize is presented for an outstanding scholarly book in the fields of language, culture, literacy, or literature with strong application to the teaching of languages other than English.
- Georgetown University: Dissertation defended with distinction, December 14, 2007.
- MFLL 512: Teaching a Foreign Language
- Span430/Ling431: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
- Span 421: Spanish Phonetics
- Span 211, 212: Intermediate Spanish
Contributions to Books (1)
Contribution to Book
Individual Differences: Age, Sex, Working Memory, and Prior Knowledge
Mind and Context in Adult Second Language Acquisition: Methods, Theory and Practice (2005)
Winner of the 2006 Kenneth W. Mildenberger Award from the Modern Language Association How do people learn nonnative languages? Is ...