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Karen Baertsch

Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University
Interests: Phonology, phonetics, historical linguistics, dialectology, Central Asian languages, language acquisition

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Laura Halliday

Clinical Professor

Education: Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Interests: TESOL theory and methods, ESL writing, pedagogical grammar.

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Katherine Martin

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Interests: My research focuses on second language acquisition, particularly English as a second language (ESL). My most recent work examines reading and literacy skills in a second language, and I am additionally interested in vocabulary learning, morphological awareness, cross-linguistic transfer, and cognitive individual differences.

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Shannon McCrocklin

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D., Iowa State University

Interests: Acquisition of second language phonology, including factors that affect acquisition such as learner autonomy, identity, and anxiety, methods for second language pronunciation teaching, and technology in language learning/teaching.

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Jeffrey Punske

Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona.
Interests: My work primarily focuses on syntactic, morphological, and semantic phenomena within the framework of Distributed Morphology. I focus particularly on nominalization, compounding, verb particles, and idiom across numerous languages.

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