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  1. Alida Anderson, Associate Professor

    CAS - School of Education

    Alida Anderson earned her PhD in special education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Research and teaching interests focus on contextual factors associated with language development and literacy acquisition in children from diverse backg… More

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    (202) 885-6214

  2. Robin Barr, Linguist in Residence

    CAS-World Lang and Cultures

    Prof. Barr holds a PhD in Linguistics from Harvard with concentrations in both Indo-European and psycholinguistics. Her research on morphology involves the relationship between language learning and language change, and she is always happy to hear of… More

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    (202) 885-2582

  3. Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Associate Professor of Education and Sociology

    CAS - School of Education

    Cynthia Miller-Idriss is Associate Professor of Education and Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Director of the International Training and Education Program in the School of Education. Professor Miller-Idriss earned her bachelor's deg… More

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    (202) 885-3740

  4. Danielle Lancaster, Adjunct Instructor

  5. William Leap, Professor Emeritus

    William Leap’s career in public anthropology has included work with American Indian tribes (community organizing, language renewal, teaching retraining), engagements with language, sexuality, and HIV politics in the urban US and urban South Africa, s… More

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    (202) 885-tter

  6. Ana-Maria Nuevo, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    CAS-Education Teaching Health

    Ana-Maria Nuevo is an applied linguist specializing in dual and second language learning. She has extensive experience in teaching and supervising teachers of English as a Second Language and Spanish as a Second Language. Before beginning her career … More

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  7. Amelia Tseng, Scholar in Residence

    CAS - School of Education

    Dr. Amelia Tseng holds her Ph.D and M.S. in sociolinguistics from Georgetown University, her M.A. in Spanish linguistics from Arizona State University, and her B.A. in English Honors and Spanish Magna Cum Laude from Wellesley College. Dr. Tseng direc… More

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    (202) 885-3098

  8. Stephen Vassallo, Associate Professor

    CAS - School of Education

    In his teaching and scholarship, Vassallo works to merge perspectives to critically explore issues related to teaching and learning, especially in the context of academic self-regulation. He draws from sociology, philosophy and educational psychology… More

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    (202) 885-3048

  9. Polina Vinogradova, Director of TESOL Program

    CAS - World Languages and Cultures

    Dr. Vinogradova is interested in the use of digital technology, specifically digital stories, in language education and in postmethod pedagogy and advocacy in language teacher development. Her recent research focuses on the role of a pedagogy of mult… More

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    (202) 885-1446

  10. Elizabeth A. Worden, Associate Professor

    CAS - School of Education

    Dr. Elizabeth Anderson Worden joined American University as an assistant professor in the fall of 2007 after earning her PhD in International Education from New York University. Her primary research examines how governments foster identities and belo… More

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    (202) 885-3723