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The Second Language Studies Program hosts a very limited number of visiting faculty/scholars. Visitors hold a Ph.D. in applied linguistics, SLS, SLA, or a closely-related field and are from an internationally recognized university. At MSU, they conduct research and contribute to the intellectual and academic community. Prospective visitors must have established contact with a core SLS faculty member whose interests align with those of the potential visitor. The prospective visitor must contact that faculty member and provide, upon request, a research proposal along with the specific time frame for the visit. Non-native speakers of English may be asked to submit official TOEFL or IELTS test scores. Visitors must obtain their own funding and are responsible for their own travel and living arrangements. The Second Language Studies Program may be able to assist the visitor in establishing access to the MSU library system and connecting to the internet on campus. Visitors may be invited to join research groups, assist with and attend the annual Spring Second Language Studies Research Symposium, participate in the annual World Languages Day at MSU, and/or attend or assist with relevant SLS courses. Past visitors have, for example:

  • Conducted independent research that related to the intellectual interests represented by the core SLS faculty.
  • Presented as a guest speaker in relevant SLS graduate courses.
  • Traveled with SLS students/faculty to regional SLA/SLS conferences. 


SLS Visiting Faculty/Scholar Information

Academic Year 2016/2017: Zhanhao Jiang, Professor, Xi’an International Studies University, China (Visiting Fulbright Scholar) 
Email: 447939126@qq.com
Hosts: Drs. Susan M. Gass and Peter I. De Costa

Fall 2016: Prof. Paúl González, Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Loja Ecuador.
Email: pfgonzalez@utpl.edu.ec
Host: Dr. Charlene Polio

Fall 2016: Eva Koch, Ph.D. Candidate in the Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Vakgroep Taal- en Letterkunde (TALK), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Translation: Department of Language and Literature, Vrije Universiteit Brussels), Belgium.
Email: koch.eva.marie@gmail.com
Host: Dr. Aline Godfroid

Spring 2016: Dr. Carolina Bernales, Assistant Professor, Instituto de Literatura y Ciencias del Lenguaje Pontificia, Universidad Católica de Valparaí­so-Chile
Email: carolina.bernales@pucv.cl
Host: Dr. Aline Godfroid

Academic Year 2014/2015: Dr. Lihong Li, Associate Professor, Jilin University, China, and
Dr. Chunyan Qiu, Lecturer, Shanxi Normal University, China
Emails: lilh@jlu.edu.cn and yanziqiu0104@163.com, respectively.
Host: Dr. Xiaoshi Li

Academic year 2013/2014: Prof. Khalida Gasimova, Vice Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature at Khazar University, Baku, Azerbaijan.
Email: gasimovakhalida@yahoo.com
Hosts: Dr. Debra Hardison and Dr. Paula Winke

Fall 2013: Dr. Yawen Han, Associate Professor, English Department, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China.
Email: harryhanyawen@126.com
Host: Dr. Susan Gass

Fall 2012: Dr. Rafael Alejo, Professor, Facultad de Educación, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain.
Email: ralejo@unex.es
Host: Dr. Aline Godfroid

Spring 2012: Dr. Rod Ellis, Professor in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand; Visiting Scholar in the SLS Program through the College of Arts and Letters' Famous Affiliates Program.
Email: r.ellis@auckland.ac.nz
Hosts: Drs. Susan Gass, Shawn Loewen, Paula Winke

Spring 2011 & Fall 2007: Dr. John Bitchener, Professor, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
Email: john.bitchener@aut.ac.nz
Host: Dr. Shawn Loewen

Spring 2011: Dr. Tetyana Valuyeva, JFDP Visiting Scholar from the Department of Linguistics and Translation Theory,Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan.
Email: tatyana.valuyeva@gmail.com
Host: Dr. Paula Winke

Fall 2010: Dr. Halina Chodkiewicz, Associate Professor in the English Department at the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland.
Email: hachod@hektor.umcs.lublin.pl
Host: Dr. Susan Gass

Spring 2010: Dr. Junaidi Mistar, Head of the English Education Department (Postgraduate Program) at the Universitas Islam Malang (UNISMA), Indonesia.
Email: junaidimistar@hotmail.com
Host: Dr. Susan Gass

Academic year 2008/2009: Dr. Liqun Li, Professor at the Dalian Jiaotong University, P.R. China.
Email: liqunjut@163.com
Host: Dr. Xiaoshi Li

Fall 2007: Dr. Rosemary Erlam, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Email: r.erlam@auckland.ac.nz
Host: Dr. Shawn Loewen