I am a PhD student in the SLS program here at MSU. I received an MA in linguistics from the University of Montana and a BA in both Spanish and Anthropology at Southeast Missouri State University. I have taught English as a second language courses at both the University of Montana and Michigan State. I am currently working with the Center for Language Teaching Advancement in order to develop an out of class student-support system for Spanish students who need to pass state certification tests.
Among the many things I find fascinating, I am currently interested in how ESL learners understand and use American humor in and outside of the classroom. You can view my complete CV at https://sites.google.com/site/scottsterlingcv/