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Joan Kelly Hall

 

Professor of Applied Linguistics

Director of CRELLT

email: jkh11@psu.edu

 

Joan Kelly Hall is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Center for Research on English Language Learning and Teaching in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Penn State University. Her research interests are in the interactional foundations of teaching and learning, with particular focus on the crucial contribution of conversation analysis to understanding and documenting their interdependent relationship.

 

Stephen Looney

 

Associate Teaching Professor of Applied Linguistics

Director of ITA Program

email: sdl16@psu.edu

 

Stephen Looney is an Associate Teaching Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the International Teaching Assistant Program in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Penn State University. His research interests are classroom interaction and second language development outside the L2 classroom. He is particularly interested in using conversation analysis to look at L1 and L2 English speaking teachers in STEM classrooms.

 

Brett Diaz

 

CRELLT Research Assistant

Ph.D. Student, Applied Linguistics

email: bad37@psu.edu

 

Brett Diaz is a second-year PhD student, and holds an MA in Composition and Applied Linguistics from California State University San Bernardino. Brett's interests are in the linguistic manifestations of emotion, social and cognitive processes behind language production and reception, and linguistics methodologies for language collection and analysis.

 

Elvin He


CRELLT Research Assistant

Ph.D. Student, Applied Linguistics

email: yuh156@psu.edu

 

Yingliang's (Elvin) research interests include Conversation Analysis, particularly in epistemic asymmetry and turn mobilization in instructional or language learning contexts, and Conceptual Metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics.

 

Su Yin Khor


CRELLT Research Assistant

Ph.D. Student, Applied Linguistics

email: sxk878@psu.edu

 

SuYin is a first-year PhD student. She is interested in identity construction and negotiation, multilingual writers, narrative inquiry, discourse analysis, and language ideologies.

 

 

Former Research Assistants

Leo Jian Liao

CRELLT Research Consultant

PhD. Candidate, Learning, Design, and Technology

email: jxl1089@psu.edu

 

 

Leo Jian Liao is a Ph.D. candidate and received his master degree in Educational Technology (MSET) from Beijing Normal University, China. Leo's research interests include computer-assisted language learning, second language acquisition, and emerging technologies. He is also a developer mastering video processing, HTML5 website development, Drupal, and Apple app development.

 

Jamie Kim

CRELLT Research Assistant

PhD. Student, Applied Linguistics

email: jyk5108@psu.edu



Jamie Kim is a second-year PhD Student and received her Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Jamie's research interests include classroom discourse, classroom interaction, L2 teaching and learning, and language and identity.

 

Ksenija Ajdinović

CRELLT Research Assistant

PhD. Student, Applied Linguistics

email: kpa5125@psu.edu

 

 

Ksenija Ajdinović is a first-year PhD student. She received her MA in Linguistics/TESOL from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having in mind the heteroglossic and polyglossic nature of language, she is curious about the ways in which we construct and reconstruct our identities through language and establish our social roles.

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