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Meet Our Faculty & Staff

 

Fall 2022 Office Hours
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Greg KeatingDepartment Chair
Gregory D. Keating, Ph.D.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-8688 | Office: SHW 201

Cassie NealAdministrative Coordinator
Cassandra Neel, M.A.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-0772 | Office: SHW 213


Darlene BychAdministrative Coordinator
Darlene Bych
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-0772 | Office: SHW 213


Yasmine PanahiCoordinator, Graduate and Certificate Programs
Yasmine Panahi
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-1915 | Office: SHW 215

For general inquires, contact us at [email protected].

Linguistics/LCS Undergraduate Advisor & TESL/TEFL Certificate and Transcultural Communication Certificates Advisor
Ian Ruston
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 226

Linguistics Graduate Advisor 
Eniko Csomay
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-3377 | Office: SHW 246

Arabic Language Director
Dris Soulaimani
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-8820 | Office: SHW 220

Chinese Language Advisor
Zheng-sheng Zhang
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-1912 | Office: SHW 218

Filipino Language Advisor
Atilio Alicio 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-8800 | Office: SHW 203

Hebrew Language Advisor 
Alana Shuster 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-7114 | Office: SHW 211

Japanese Language Director
Yoshiko Higurashi
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-1005 | Office: SHW 219

Japanese Language Advisor
Yuki Arita
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-5879 | Office: SHW 250

Korean Language Advisor 
Kyung Chun
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 207

Korean Program Senior Advisor
Soonja Choi
Email: [email protected]

Persian Language Advsior
Pooneh Paydar
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 209

Basic Bilingualism Certificate Advisor
Gregory D. Keating
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-8688 | Office: SHW 201

Text Analytics Minor, Basic Computational Linguistics Certificate, and Basic Text Analytics Certificate Advisor
Mark Gawron
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-0252 | Office: SHW 238

ESL Composition Program Director
Naseh Nasrollahi Shahri
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-5914 | Office: SHW 248

ESL Composition Program Assistant Director
Stephanie Frame
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-7114 | Office: SHW 211

Yuki AritaYuki Arita, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-5879 | Office: SHW 250

Research Interests: Conversation analysis in Japanese talk-in-interaction

Eniko CsomayEniko Csomay, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-3377 | Office: SHW 246

Research Interests: Corpus linguistics, spoken discourse analysis, language variation, classroom discourse

Aaron DinkinAaron Dinkin, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-6389 | Office: SHW 236

Research Interests: Sociolinguistics, language variation and change

Gabriel DoyleGabriel Doyle, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-5882 | Office: SHW 240

Research Interests: Computational psycholinguistics

Jean Mark GawronJean Mark Gawron, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-0252 | Office: SHW 238

Research Interests: Computational linguistics (parsing, pragmatic narrowing, machine translation); semantics (quantification, anaphora, comparatives, lexical semantics)

Yoshiko HigurashiYoshiko Higurashi, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-1005 | Office: SHW 219

Research Interests: Phonology, accent and intonation, syllable structure, speech pathology, inter-cultural communication. Japanese language teaching

Greg KeatingGregory D. Keating, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-8688 | Office: SHW 201

Research Interests: First, second, and heritage language acquisition, with an emphasis on Spanish; Sentence processing, with an emphasis on monolingual and bilingual Spanish speakers

Rob MaloufRob Malouf, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 244

Research Interests: Computational linguistics, statistical natural language processing, machine learning, constraint-based grammar formalisms, morphosyntactic theory

Betty SamrajBetty Samraj, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-1910 | Office: SHW 234

Research Interests: English for Specific Purposes, Genre analysis, ESL methodology, Academic writing across disciplines, Systemic-functional linguistics

Naseh ShahriNaseh Nasrollahi Shahri, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-5914 | Office: SHW 248

Research Interests: Second language literacy development, Semiotics, Language, culture and identity, Methodography, Intercultural communication, Second language teacher education

Dris SoulaimaniDris Soulaimani, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-8820 | Office: SHW 220

Research Interests: Discourse analysis, language ideologies, and language pedagogy

Regina WuRuey-Jiuan Regina Wu, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-2735 | Office: SHW 242

Research Interests: Conversation analysis; pragmatics; functional linguistics; language assessment; teaching methodologies and language pedagogy

Zheng-sheng ZhangZheng-sheng Zhang, Ph.D. 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-1912 | Office: SHW 218

Research Interests: Chinese language structure (semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, dialects), Language pedagogy, Technology for language teaching

 

Atilio Alicio, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 203

Momoko Arasaki
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 205

Hyejin Cho
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 203

Kyung Chun
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 207 

Lindy Comstock, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]

Bhamati Dash, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]

Youniss el Cheddadi 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-8800 | Office: SHW 203

Stephanie Frame
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-7114 | Office: SHW 211

Julie Hernandez-Mark
Email: [email protected]
Office: SH 112D

Kimberly Hilanto, Ph.D. 
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 209

Keiko Ito
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 208

Ann Johns, Ph.D. 
Email: [email protected] 

Ryu Kitajima, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-5524 | Office: SHW 217

Hyunhee Kwak
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 207

Hye-Kyoung Kwon, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 207

Asuka Kuratani 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-5352 | Office: SHW 205

Brian Mark
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-8801 | Office: SHW 222

Sara Newsome
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 208

Kendell Padrick 
Email: [email protected]
Office: SH 112D

Rina Pasamonik
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 205

 

Pooneh Paydar
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 209

Alexandra Prades
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 208

Ian Ruston
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 226

Zdenka Sehyr, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 228

Alana Shuster, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-7114 | Office: SHW 211

Amanda Simons
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 222

Alicia Stevers, Ph.D.
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 228

Ryan Young
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 209

Ghassan Zakaria
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 594-8801 | Office: SHW 222

Cade Harrison
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 224

Charles Keaton
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 230

Sam Massey
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 230

Travis Putman
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 224

 

Emmanuel Rodriguez
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 230

Jill Van Wormer
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 224

Soonja Choi (Korean Program Senior Advisor)

(Ph.D., Buffalo) Language acquisition and cognition. Cross-linguistic studies of the development of syntax, semantics, and morphology in first language acquisition with an emphasis on Korean and English.
Email: [email protected]

Thomas Donahue
(Ph.D. Ohio State) Sociolinguistics and the history of English. Language planning, language and politics, and social structure of slang usage in the U.S. - Mexico border area.

Ann Johns
(Ph.D. USC) Materials design, ESL methodology. Interest in socio-cultural influences upon teaching and learning of second language reading and writing.

Jeffrey P. Kaplan
(Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) Syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse. Forensic linguistics and application of linguistics to the language of the law.
Email: [email protected]

Ryu Kitajima
(Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo) Teaching and learning strategies. Japanese language acquisition, teaching methodologies
Email: [email protected]

Ghada Osman
(Ph.D., Harvard) Classical Arabic & Islam, Arabic & Islam in the United States, Mental Health Issues

Deborah Poole
(Ph.D., University of Southern California) Classroom discourse, ESL methodology, language socialization. Interest in the relationship of spoken and written language, especially in classroom literacy events.
Email: [email protected]

Gail Robinson
(Ph.D., Stanford University) Second language acquisition and applied linguistics. Particular interest in relationship of first culture to second language and culture acquisition.
Email: [email protected]

Charlotte Webb
(Ph.D., Texas) Second language acquisition. Identifying variables that contribute to L2 acquisition, and how these variables interact with biological aspects of language learning.