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SLA PhD Graduates in Reverse Chronological Order (Name, Dissertation, Current Position)


Payman Vafee,  The Relative Significance of Syntactic Knowledge and Vocabulary Knowledge on Second Language Listening Comprehension.  Columbia Teachers College NY

Susan Benson, Explicit Written Corrective Feedback and Language Aptitude in SLA: Implications for Improvement in Linguistic Accuracy. St. Petersburg College FL.

Iina Stojanovska, The Role of Rules, Examples, and Individual Differences in the Acquisition of Declarative and Procedural Second Language Knowledge. University of Maryland


Yuichi Suzuki, Using New Measures of Implicit L2 Knowledge to Study the Interface of Explicit and Implicit KnowledgeKanagawa University, Japan

Suzanne Freynik, Comparing Second Language Learners’ Sensitivity to Arabic Derivational and Inflectional Morphology at the Lexical and Sentence Levels., Foreign Service Institute, Washington, DC

Sunyoung Ahn, Automatic Activation of Semantic Processing During Second Language Processing Harvard University

Tom Wagener, The Influences of Aptitude, Learning Context, and Language Difficulty Categorization on Foreign Language Proficiency.  United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD


Goretti Prieto Botana, The Role of Task-Essentialness and Explicit Information in Processing Instruction, University of Southern California

Anna Lukianchenko/Chrabaszcz, From Sound to Meaning: Quantifying Contextual Cffects in Resolution of L2 Phonolexical Ambiguity. National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation


Natalia Romanova, Investigations of Mechanisms Underlying Lexical Access in Second Language Processing of Gender and Number Agreement, George Washington University


Katie Nielson, Planning and Working Memory as Predictors of Accuracy, Fluency, and Complexity, Voxy Inc.

Gisela Granena, Age Differences and Cognitive Aptitudes for Implicit and Explicit Learning in Ultimate L2 Attainment, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Jihye Moon, Maturational and Non-maturational Factors in Heritage Language Acquisition, George Mason University

Charles Mueller, Comparison of an Integrative Inductive Approach, Presentation-and Practice Approach, and Two Hybrid Approaches to Instruction of English Prepositions, Fuji Women’s University, Sapporo, Japan

Sunyoung Lee-Ellis, Looking into Bilingualism Through the Heritage Speaker Mind, Foreign Service Institute, Washington, DC

Joel Koeth, Mix and Switch Effects in Bilingual Language Processing.U.S. Department of Defense

Svetlana Cook, Phonological Form in L2 Lexical Access: Friend or Foe? National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland


David Ellis, Item Analysis Methods and their Impications for ILTA Guidelines for Practices: A Comparison of Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory Models on the Outcomes of a High Stakes Entrance Examination National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland


Karen Vatz, Grammatical Gender Representation and Processing in Advanced Second Language Learners of French,  University of Vermont


SLA MA Graduates


Natalie Koval   Michigan State University PhD in Second Language Studies Program

Hsin-Yi Lien     University of Illinois  PhD in East Asian Studies Program

Jessica Young  Center for the Advanced Study of Language, University of Maryland

Halime Yilmaz   National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland

Jennifer Freeland   Toledo, OH  TESOL