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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

Teaching Professor of Applied Linguistics
Director of ITA Program
email: sdl16@psu.edu

Stephen Looney is 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. He is particularly interested in using conversation analysis to look at L1 and L2 English speaking teachers in STEM classrooms.


Affiliated Faculty

Taiane Malabarba

Assistant Professor at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sino

email: taimalabarba@unisinos.br

Taiane Malabarba is an Assistant Professor in the Language Department at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (south of Brazil). Her research interests include classroom interaction, teaching and learning English in EFL contexts, language policy and multimodality. She is particularly interested in developing education programs for the development of teachers' interactional repertoires.


Research Assistants

Yingliang (Elvin) He

CRELLT Research Assistant
PhD. 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.


Tianfang (Sally) Wang

CRELLT Research Assistant
PhD. Student, Applied Linguistics
email: tkw5106

Tianfang (Sally) Wang earned her BA in English (with a focus on cross-cultural communication) from Beijing International Studies University in 2014. She, then, came to the department of Applied Linguistics at Penn State and earned her MA degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. After graduation, she spent a year teaching ESL015. She also taught in many other contexts, such as conversational skills in an American literacy council, test preparation for Chinese EFL students, and Business English for employees from international corporations. This semester, Tianfang has started her first year in the department of Applied Linguistics as a PhD student. She is eager to explore the possibilities of integrating Cognitive Linguistics and Sociocultural Theory in ESL classrooms and is also enthusiastic about Conversation Analysis in the context of ESL classrooms

 

Shuyuan (Joy) Liu

CRELLT Research Assistant
PhD. Student, Applied Linguistics
email: szl290@psu.edu

Shuyuan Liu is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Penn State. She is interested in the pragmatics of English as a lingua franca (ELF) interactions and the development of ELF pragmatic competence in study abroad contexts.

 

Yuanheng (Arthur) Wang

CRELLT Research Assistant
PhD. Student, Applied Linguistics
email: yzw5283@psu.edu

Yuanheng (Arthur) Wang is a first-year Ph.D. candidate. He holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University and a B.A. in English from Penn State. His current research interests include corpus-based second language writing, discourse and conversation analysis, English for Academic/Specific Purpose, and second language pedagogy. He has presented at various international/national conferences on such topics as collaborative turn completion, rhetorical moves in teaching statements, and multi-literacies and identities in L2 writing classrooms. Arthur has also taught a number of teacher training workshops in China, focusing on teacher’s use of language in secondary Chinese classrooms. Currently, he teaches ESL 15 at the ESL/EAP Programs and have previous experience in teaching communicative English to adult English language learners, and teaching academic writing to college-level international and multilingual students.

 

Past Research Assistant


Su Yin Khor

CRELLT Research Assistant
PhD. Student, Applied Linguistics
email: 

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

 

Brett Diaz

CRELLT Research Assistant
Ph.D. Student, Applied Linguistics
email: bad37@psu.edu

Brett Diaz is a third-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.

 

Leo Jian Liao

CRELLT Research Consultant (Web Programmer)
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.


Michael Amory

CRELLT Research Assistant

PhD. Student, Applied Linguistics

email: mda5004@psu.edu

Michael’s research interests include: applying a Vygotskian Sociocultural Theoretical (SCT) perspective to L2 language teaching-and-learning; the development of L2 teacher cognition; the theory and practice of L2 teacher education; and utilizing the framework of Conversation Analysis to analyze classroom interactions and institutional discourse.


Daisuke Kimura

CRELLT Research Assistant

email: dkimura@aless.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp

 

Yumi Matsumoto

CRELLT Research Assistant

email: yumimat@gse.upenn.edu

 

Haiyang Ai

CRELLT Research Assistant

email: haiyang.ai@uc.edu

 

Abigail Kahn

CRELLT Research Assistant

email:

 

Abby Dobs

CRELLT Research Assistant

email: abbymdobs@gmail.com

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