B255 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027
I am a Professor in the Second Language Studies program. I received an MA in Linguistics from Temple University in Philadelphia and a PhD from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2002.
My primary area of research is Instructed Second Language Acquisition, particularly in relation to classroom interaction. My previous research has investigated various L2 instructional practices, including visual input enhancement, corrective feedback, and task-based interaction. In addition to being interested in the effects of instruction, I am concerned with how research methodology affects our understanding of SLA.