About

In June 2020, I began work as the Assistant Director of the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) at Michigan State University (MSU).

I am also a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies (SLS) at MSU. I founded an “Applied Interdisciplinary Scholarship in SLA” student reading group, comprised of colleagues from SLS, Teacher Education, Human Development and Family Studies, and other programs. From 2018-202 I also led an undergraduate reading group with my former students (pre-service K-12 language teachers) devoted to topics of accessible teaching in second language learning.

It is important to me that I make time to serve the greater MSU community. In 2018, 2019, and 2020 I served on the planning committee of the Accessible Learning Conference. In the academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 I served on the College Inclusive Practices Committee for the College of Arts and Letters.

I earned my MA in Linguistics with a specialization in TESOL from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009. I taught for many years in various English programs in Chicago, and I completed two U.S. State Department English Language Fellowships in Beirut, Lebanon.

I hope you enjoy browsing this site. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Photography credit: headshot by Stephanie Gasparich.