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Karolina Achirri received her MA in English Philology from Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun in Poland. She taught English in Poland and China for over 12 years. She has been an IELTS Speaking and Writing examiner for over four years, certified by The British Council. She published two books on IELTS Speaking and Writing in 2015. Karolina is currently a PhD student in MSU SLS programme, working as a Research Assistant to Drs. Susan Gass and Paula Winke. Her research interests include Sociolinguistics, Chinese as a Second Language, Linguistic Anthropology and Identity. 
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Jieun (Irene) Ahn received a B.A. in English Language and Literature and a M.A. in Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language from Ewha Womans University in Korea. During her MA work, she was an RA on a grant-funded research project on L2-Korean learners’ individual differences. In the SLS program, she has been working as an RA on various eye-tracking projects. Her research interests revolve around psycholinguistic approaches to second language acquisition and interactionist approaches to instructed second language learning.
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Laura Ballard received her MA in TESOL from MSU and her BA in Spanish and International Studies from the University of Michigan. She taught English as a foreign language in Niger and China with the Peace Corps. Recently, she interned at the Center for Applied Linguistics with the WIDA ASSETS Rater Training team and at CaMLA developing technical manuals for their international assessments. She currently works at the MSU English Language Center as a test developer, special programs assistant, and writing consultant.
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Roman Chepyshko earned his MA in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. He taught English as a second language to learners of all ages and proficiency levels. He’s primarily interested in how second language learners’ moment- by-moment experiences of a new language translate into their novel communicative capacities, what learning challenges they face, and how these challenges can be addressed by L2 instruction. At MSU, he taught teacher-training courses for pre/in-service K-12 teachers seeking TESOL certification.
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Ina Choi is a Ph.D. candidate in Second Language Studies. Her research interests include psycholinguistic approaches on second language acquisition, vocabulary learning, and vocabulary tests. At MSU, she has taught Pedagogical Grammar, Second Language Learning, and third-year Korean. She received her M.A. in Foreign and Second Language Education from the Ohio State University and her B.A in English Language Education from Inha University in Korea.
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Dustin Crowther Entering his third year, Dustin’s research interests center on the perception of nonnative speech by both native and nonnative listeners, focusing on aspects of interaction (linguistic and social) that promote mutual intelligibility. Dustin has thus far worked as an RA on a diverse range of projects, along with two years as an editorial assistant for SSLA. He is currently instructing LLT 361: Second Language Acquisition. He previously completed an MA in Applied Linguistics at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada.
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Yaqiong Cui received her B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at East China Normal University, Shanghai. From 2009-2012, she studied in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for her M.A. degree. During that period, she also worked as a Teaching Assistant teaching Chinese to undergraduates at U of I. She joined the SLS program at MSU in Fall 2012.
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Jessica Fox received her BA in speech-language pathology from Calvin College and a MA in general linguistics from Indiana University. She taught English in Indonesia for three years through the U.S. Department of State Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program and the English Language Fellow Program. Jessica has served as a research assistant for Peter DeCosta, and with Susan Gass and Paula Winke on the Flagship Language Proficiency Initiative. She currently works in the MSU English Language Center’s Testing Office.
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Xuehong He is currently a second-year student in the SLS Ph.D. program. Her research interests include instructed SLA and L2 vocabulary acquisition, with a major focus on Chinese as a foreign/second language. She received her M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and her B.A. in English in Sun Yat-sen University in China.
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Daniel R. Isbell Before joining the SLS program, Dan earned an M.A. in TESL from Northern Arizona University and taught ESL/EFL for over five years in the US and South Korea. At MSU, Dan has taught an undergraduate language teaching methods course and worked as a research assistant. Dan recently interned at Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments (CaMLA) and is currently working in the ELC Testing Office at MSU. Dan's primary research interests are language assessment and instructed SLA.
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Suzanne Johnston received her B.A. in Spanish from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and M.A. in Applied Spanish Linguistics at Michigan State University. She is a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University. Her research interests include the acquisition of L2 morphosyntax, L2 syntax and L2 processing. She has taught Spanish language classes, and introduction to SLA courses through the SLS program. She currently teaches Methods of Foreign/Second Language Teaching at MSU.
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Se Hoon Jung is a Ph.D. candidate in the SLS program and currently working on his dissertation. He received his B.A. in English Language & Literature from Kyung Hee University in Korea, and M.A. in TESOL from Michigan State University. During his time in the SLS program, Sehoon has specialized in eye-tracking methodology while he served as an eye-tracking lab research assistant and manager. His main research interests include second language acquisition and processing of morphosyntax from a formal and psycholinguistic perspective.
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Kathy Minhye Kim joined the SLS program in fall 2015. She earned her Ed.M in TESOL at Boston University in 2013. Before joining the program, she was a RA in the Child Language Lab at Boston University and has taught Korean and English at various institutions in Korea and the States. Her research interests mainly lie in Psycholinguistics and ISLA.
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Susie Kim received her B.A. in English Language and Literature and M.Ed. in English Education from Yonsei University. She has taught English and worked as a research intern and assistant at Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation before joining the SLS program at Michigan State University in 2014. She has been teaching and developing Korean anguage courses at MSU. Susie's primary research interests are in the area of language assessment, particularly speaking and writing assessment, corpus linguistics, and language learner identity.
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Natalya Koval received her MA in SLA from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently working as a research assistant for Dr. Susan Gass and Dr. Patti Spinner. Her main interests include cognitive mechanisms underlying SLA, attention, memory, noticing, L2 psycholinguistics, second/bilingual language processing, research methods in language science, cognitive science, and SLA.
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Jongbong Lee joined the Ph.D. program in Second Language Studies in 2015. Before coming to Michigan State, he taught English and Korean in various locations in Korea and the U.S. His research interests include second language writing, corpus linguistics, interactional feedback, and language assessment. He holds an M.A. in TESL from Georgetown University as well as a B.A. and an M.A. in English Language Education from Korea University.
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Shinhye Lee received her B.A. in History and English Education from Hongik University and M.A. in English Education from Ewha Womans University. At MSU, she worked as a research assistant for Drs. Paula Winke and Susan Gass for the Language Proficiency Flagship Initiative and taught undergraduate language and American culture courses. She also worked as an item writer/reviewer for ACTFL Reading/Listening Proficiency Tests on Korean. Her research interests primarily include language testing practices and speaking performance. Shinhye is currently a Ph.D. candidate.
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Wenjing (Wendy) Li is a Ph.D. student of Second Language Studies program in the Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University. Before coming to United States, she taught English as a foreign language in different educational institutions in China. Her research interests include second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language teacher identity, and language pedagogy. She holds an M.A. in TESOL from Lancaster University, UK.
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Jungmin Lim joined the SLS Ph.D. program in the Fall of 2015 as a Fulbright scholar. She received her B.A. in English Education and M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Ewha Womans University, Korea. Her research interests include second language writing, language testing, and computer-assisted language learning.
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Jie Liu received her MA in Linguistics from University of Kansas. She joined the SLS program in 2014. Her research interests include L2 acquisition of morphosyntax and L2 sentence processing. She has taught 100/200/300 level Chinese at MSU, and currently working as a graduate assistant in the project of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Partnership, Center For Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA).
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Jeffrey Maloney became interested in language learning and teaching as a 19-year-old in Brazil. His immersion experience had a large impact on him and inspired him to pursue an education that would enable him to assist people with their language learning goals. He received a BA in communications from Brigham Young University–Idaho and a MA in applied linguistics from Ohio University. He is researching how interaction can assist L2 writing, as well as how technology can impact language learning processes.
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Zachary Miller received a BS in Latin American Studies from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1998. In 2007, he earned an MA in Portuguese from the University of New Mexico and later served as a Portuguese instructor at West Point. Additionally, he has taught English in both Afghanistan and South Korea. Zack's research interests include SLA in a military context and how emotions impact L2 acquisition. He joined the SLS program at MSU in the Fall of 2014.
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Myeongeun Son is currently in her first year of the SLS Ph.D. program, working at Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA). Her research interests lie in psycholinguistic approach to second language acquisition, L2 syntactic input processing, and individual differences. Before joining the program, she received her B.A. in English linguistics and M.A. in TESOL at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea.
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Hima Kumari Rawal, as a Fulbright scholar, received her MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Michigan State University. She received her MA and BA in English Education from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. She is a lecturer on-leave from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Recently, she has served as a graduate student representative on MSU's College Graduate Committee. Currently, she is working as an editorial assistant for the journal Studies in Second Language Acquisition, and as a section editor for the MSU Working Papers in Second Language Studies.
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Le Anne Spino is a Ph.D. candidate who is currently working as a Spanish lecturer at Princeton University. Her research interests include L2 processing, grammatical gender agreement and statistical practices in SLA. She has taught Spanish language classes, language teaching methodlogy and introduction to SLA classes. Before joining the SLS program at MSU, she earned her B.A. in Spanish and Psychology at The College of New Jersey.
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Sarut Supasiraprapa received his BA in Economics from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and an MA in TESOL from MSU. He taught academic and business English writing at Chulalongkorn’s Language Institute. He joined the SLS program in Fall 2013. Sarut is interested in usage-based SLA perspectives, advanced L2 writing, and pedagogical grammar. He is investigating how native English speakers and L2 English learners demonstrate sensitivity to corpus-based distributional properties of English word sequences in both language comprehension and production.
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Magda Tigchelaar completed her BA and MA in French Studies at the University of Guelph, Canada. She taught French during her MA and English in France and Korea. At MSU she has taught language and culture classes with the English Language Center, French for Kids and Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, in addition to teaching methods courses. She currently works as an editorial assitant for Studies in Second Language Acquisition. Her research interests include L2 writing and assessment.
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Hyung-Jo Yoon is a Ph.D. candidate. He earned his B.A. in English Education from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and M.Ed. in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Second Language Studies program in the Fall of 2013 and has taught a number of English language courses as well as undergraduate courses. He recently entered his dissertation phase, and his research interests are in the areas of second language writing, corpus linguistics, computational text analysis, and language assessment.
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Changchang Yao received her M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Michigan State University in spring 2015, and continuing her study at Michigan State as a second year Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies in Fall, 2015. Her research interests include Chinese as a second language and assessment. She is also currently teaching Chinese 201 at Michigan State University. 
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Irina Zaykovskaya received her B.A. in Russian and English Languages, M.A. in Language Education and defended a dissertation at Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (St. Petersburg). Her teaching experience (EFL, English for Specific Purposes, Russian as a Foreign Language) led to her interest in second language studies, and she joined the SLS program in 2014. Her research interests include variationist sociolinguistics (discourse pragmatics), study abroad and language ideology and identity. She is currently teaching Russian 101 at MSU.
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Xiaowan Zhang received her B.A. in English Language and LIterature from Wuhan University in China and her MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She's currently a first-year PhD in the SLS program, working as a research assistant for Dr. Paula Winke. Her primary research interests are in language testing and assessment.