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Director

Amelia Tseng

Amelia Tseng

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Instructor

Dr. Amelia Tseng brings her expertise in sociolinguistics and education to her role as Lecturer and Director of the Bilingual Education program at American University. Amelia successfully defended her Ph.D dissertation on Latino language practices an... [More]



Faculty

Alida Anderson

Alida Anderson

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Associate Professor

Alida Anderson received her PhD in special education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Research and teaching interests include language development and literacy acquisition in diverse populations. Anderson's dissertation research focused... [More]

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Robin Barr

Robin Barr

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Linguist in Residence

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
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Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Cynthia Miller-Idriss

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Associate Professor

Cynthia Miller-Idriss joins the ITEP faculty in August 2013 after having served on the faculty in the International Education Program at New York University since 2003, most recently as the Program Director. Professor Miller-Idriss earned her bachelo... [More]

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Illana Lancaster

Illana Lancaster

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Assistant Professor

Illana Lancaster is an assistant professor in the International Training and Education Program (ITEP) in the School for Education, Teaching, and Health (SETH) at American University in Washington, DC where she teaches and researches. Dr. Lancaster is... [More]

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William Leap

William Leap

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Professor

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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202-885-1831
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Ana-Maria Nuevo

Ana-Maria Nuevo

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Ana-Maria Nuevo specializes in dual and second language learning. She has over 10 years of experience in teaching and supervising teachers of English as a Second Language and Spanish as a Second Language. Before beginning her career at American Unive... [More]

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Stephen Vassallo

Stephen Vassallo

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Associate Professor

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
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Polina Vinogradova

Polina Vinogradova

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Director of TESOL Program

Dr. Vinogradova is an applied linguist interested in the use of digital technology in language education and in identity negotiation in multimodal personal narratives. Her recent research focuses on the development of multiliteracies and pedagogical ... [More]

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202-885-1446
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Elizabeth A. Worden

Elizabeth A. Worden

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Associate Professor

Elizabeth Anderson Worden joined American University as an assistant professor in the fall of 2007. Dr. Worden's primary research examines the intersection of national identity, social memory, and education. She has published widely on the subject, i... [More]

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202-885-3723
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Staff

Valerie Rauenzahn

Valerie Rauenzahn

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Graduate Programs Coordinator

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Ashley Whittington

Ashley Whittington

As the Bilingual Education Program Graduate Assistant, I am happy to answer any questions you might have about the program. Please contact me at bilingual@american.edu