Student awards, papers and presentations


  • Applied Linguistics Fulbright Recipients
  • Ian Hancock, MA TESOL 2017 graduate, recipient of the Holland Scholarship.
  • Ariel Weinmann-Rubino awarded a Dean’s Student Achievement Award for Community Engagement for his final project in LING 435: Theory and Practice of Applied Linguistics (Winter 2016). Awarded on June 8, 2016.




  • MA TESOL student Santiago Gustin presented at the 2018 ORTESOL Spring Workshop. His workshop "Project-based Instruction: Developing 21st Century Skills" was also part of a simultaneous conference in Peru, via Skype.
  • Dominique O'Donnell, Applied Linguistics B.A. student and McNair Scholar, presented a paper entitled "Investigating the distribution of abstract pronominal anaphora in English" at the  21st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Washington on Friday, May 18, 2018.
  • Hunnicutt, M. (2017, August). A needs analysis of Middle Eastern immigrants and refugees for community ESL. Paper presented at the 2017 Symposium on Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition (LESLLA), Portland, OR.

  • Skoog, C. (2017, March). Verbal irony on Yik Yak: A corpus-informed study. Paper presented at the 7th Humor Research Conference, Dallas, TX. 
  • Nekrasova, A. (2015, November). Critical incidents as an intercultural training tool. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), San Diego, CA.