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Ana-Maria Nuevo

Ana-Maria Nuevo

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Senior 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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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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202-885-6367
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William Leap

William Leap

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Professor

Language in everyday life is shaped by material conditions, by ideology, by power, by resistance– and by yearnings that are never extinguished by social regulation. Professor Leap's studies of American Indian English, language and AIDS, “gay men’s En... [More]

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Heather Linville

Heather Linville

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Instructor

Professor Linville has extensive experience as an administrator and instructor in English language and TESOL programs. She has also served as an English Language Specialist with the U.S. Department of State, building on her prior English Language Fel... [More]

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202-885-2130
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Stephen Vassallo

Stephen Vassallo

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Assistant 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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Assistant Professor

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 the previous year. Worden's primary research examines the role of teaching hi... [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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