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Amani Attia

PhD, University of Alexandria, Egypt; University College Dublin, Ireland

Arabic Language Coordinator and Arabic Language and Linguistics Certificate Advisor: the modern Arabic novel and modern critical theory

Melinda Fricke

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Assistant Professor: psycholinguistics, corpus methods, bilingualism, lexical access, phonetic variation during codeswitching.

Shelome Gooden

PhD, The Ohio State University

Department chair of linguistics and associate professor of linguistics: Prosody and intonation, sociophonetics, language variation, language and dialect contact, pidgins and creoles sociolinguistics

Na-Rae Han

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Robert Henderson Language Media Center director and lecturer in linguistics: Computational linguistics, corpus linguistics, NLP (natural language processing) methods for educational assessment and instruction

Jevon Heath

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Visiting lecturer in linguistics: the relationship between phonetic, lexical, and syntactic accommodation; language change, language contact, and linguistic typology

Alan Juffs

PhD, McGill University

Professor of Linguistics: Linguistic theory and second language acquisition, semantics-syntax correspondences, lexical semantics, second language sentence processing, Chinese linguistics, TEFL/TESOL, Intensive English Program Administration

Matthew Kanwit

PhD, Indiana University

Assistant professor of linguistics: Hispanic Linguistics focusing on the intersection of second language (L2) acquisition and sociolinguistic variation. L2 acquisition of variable morphosyntactic structures, the effect of study abroad on acquisition, and native-speaker morphosyntactic variation in Spanish.

Scott F. Kiesling

PhD, Georgetown University

Associate professor of linguistics and graduate advisor: Sociolinguistics, language and gender/ethnicity, language variation and change, discourse analysis, sociophonetics, Australian English, Western Pennsylvania dialect, acquisition of dialect

Dawn E. McCormick

PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Lecturer in linguistics and English Language Institute faculty: Classroom discourse, developmental teaching portfolios, student self-correction, computer-assisted language learning

Claude E. Mauk

PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center director and lecturer in linguistics: Phonetics, linguistics of signed languages, first language acquisition

Gregory Mizera

PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Lecturer & ELI Supervisor Second language acquisition, L2 oral production and fluency

Marta Ortega-Llebaria

PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington

Assistant professor of Hispanic linguistics: Intonation, acquisition of L2 prosody, laboratory approaches to the phonology of Catalan, Spanish and English, cross language speech perception and production.

Karen E. Park

DPhil, University of Oxford

Assistant professor of linguistics: Syntax, Lexical Functional Grammar, Austronesian languages, sociolinguistics, language change, language loss, and ethnobiology.

Abdesalam Soudi

PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Visiting Lecturer; Linguistic Internship and Consulting Advisor: Conversation analysis, human-computer interface, sociolinguistics, doctor-patient interaction, Arabic linguistics, statement analysis and methodology in forensic linguistics


Daniel Hatfield


Visiting assistant instructor

Virginia Robson

MA, University of Pittsburgh, TESOL Certificate 

Visiting assistant instructor: CLIL (content and language integrated learning), student reflections on learning, experiential learning


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