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Current Visiting Colleagues

 

Junko Matsuzaki Carreira

Visiting April 2017–March 2018 from
Tokyo Keizai University

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Junko Matsuzaki Carreira received her MA in English Language and Literature and completed her doctoral course in the Department of English and Literature at Tsuda College. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Education from Tokyo Gakugei University United Graduate School of Education. She is a professor at Tokyo Keizai University. Her research interests include motivation, English education in Korea, language education using ICT, CLIL, etc. Her sponsoring SLS professor is Dr. Graham Crookes.

 

Shin-ying Huang

Visiting September 2017–June 2018 from
National Taiwan University

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Shin-ying Huang received her doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Taiwan University in Taiwan. Her research interests include critical literacies, multimodality, and TESOL methodologies. Her sponsoring SLS professor is Dr. Graham Crookes.

 

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Visiting September 2017–February 2018 from
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

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Nattharmma Thong-Iam received her M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English as an International Language, Chulalongkorn University. Her interests focus on the language assessment literacy and professional development. Her current research project intends to develop the student self-assessment practice, literacy, and efficacy among the Thai EFL lecturers, using the professional development activities. Her sponsoring SLS professor is Dr. Betsy Gilliland.

 

Xiqin Liu

Visiting November 2017–November 2018 from
South China University of Technology

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Xiqin Liu received her PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China in 2017. She is an associate professor at the School of Foreign Languages, South China University of Technology, supervising MA and MTI candidates. Her research interests include lexicography, mobile-assisted language learning, second language acquisition, critical/multimodal discourse analysis, corpus linguistics and translatology. Her personal profile can be found on Research Gate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Xiqin_Liu2. Her sponsoring SLS professor is Dr. Dongping Zheng.

 

Meryl Siegal

Visiting from
Laney College

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Meryl Siegal holds an MA in linguistics from the University of Hawai‘i and a PhD from the Graduate School in Education, University of California, Berkeley. Her research fields include Japanese pragmatics, college composition and multilingual writers, and neoliberal movements in higher education. She trained teachers in universities throughout the Bay Area and Japan, Senegal, Guinea, Morocco, Chad, and India. Currently, Meryl teaches at Laney College in Oakland, California. Her research project focuses on current trends in community college freshman composition and the subsequent preparedness of students for transfer. Her sponsoring SLS professor is Dr. Betsy Gilliland.

 

Gaiyan Wang

Visiting August 2017–August 2018 from
Xi’an International Studies University

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Gaiyan Wang received her PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China in 2015. She is a professor at the School of English Studies of Xi’an International Studies University in China. Her interests lie in second language vocabulary acquisition, focusing on vocabulary acquisition in reading context, especially cognitive mechanisms involved in lexical inferencing and incidental vocabulary acquisition. Her sponsoring SLS professor is Dr. Graham Crookes.

 

Zhijun Wen

Visiting October 2017–December 2018

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Zhijun Wen received his PhD in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in December 2015. His research interests include Chinese linguistics, Chinese sentence processing, psycholinguistics, second-language pedagogy, and second-language sentence processing. His current research focuses on native and nonnative sentence processing in Chinese, L2 learning in Chinese, and pedagogical implications of L2 processing research. His sponsoring SLS professor is Dr. Bonnie D. Schwartz.