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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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Faculty

Naomi Baron

Naomi Baron

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Executive Director, Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

Professor Baron is interested in electronically-mediated communication, writing and technology, the history of English, and higher education. A former Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Fellow, she has published seven books. Always On: Language in an On... [More]

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Jisook Paik

Jisook Paik

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Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Jisook Paik’s research interests include SLA, language education planning, cross-cultural communication and culture in bilingual education, and qualitative methods in classroom-based research. Before she joined AU as a TESOL faculty member, she w... [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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Rosalind Roberts-Kohno

Rosalind Roberts-Kohno

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Professorial Lecturer

Ruth has a PhD in theoretical linguistics from the Ohio State University (OSU), and an MA in applied linguistics from Ohio University. At OSU, she spent 10 years training international teaching assistants in the Spoken English Program. She has also t... [More]

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Jamie Younghee Sheen

Jamie Younghee Sheen

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Research Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics

Dr. Sheen received her PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Nottingham (UK). She holds an MA and EdM in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her main research interest is instructed second language acquisition.... [More]

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Sarah Young

Sarah Young

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Instructor

Sarah Young specializes in second language acquisition, language teaching methods and teacher education, and instructional design. She is a doctoral candidate in applied linguistics at Georgetown University, focusing on metalinguistic awareness in lo... [More]

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Kelly Wiechart

Kelly Wiechart

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Adjunct Instructor

Kelly Wiechart is an Adjunct Instructor in TESOL (CAS). She is a doctoral candidate at Indiana University with a major in Literacy Culture Language Education and a minor in Instructional Systems Technology.  She has extensive experience teaching Rhet... [More]

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Staff

Louise Godley

Louise Godley

Louise is an international second year MA TESOL student, and holds a BA (Hons) in History and Archaeology from the University of Winchester in the UK. Louise currently volunteer teaches an advanced level adult ESL class at Washington English Center. ... [More]



Mary Spanarkel

Mary Spanarkel

After graduating from Rowan University with a BA in History and a BA Subject Matter Education, Mary taught English at a university in Turkey through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program as an English Teaching Assistant. She is excited to start her care... [More]



Tanya Camp

Tanya Camp

A Midwest transplant, Tanya received her degree from Missouri State University in Art and Design. Following graduation, Tanya spent nearly three years teaching English in the public school system in Seoul, South Korea. During her time abroad, she dev... [More]