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


Yi Wei  Attentional Processing and Incidentlal Learning of Semantically Transparent and Opaque Compounds Through Reading: An Eye-Tracking Study.  Beijing, China.

Ekaterina Solovyeva  Cross-Linguistic Differences in the Learning of Inflectional Morphology: Effects of Target Language Paradigm Complexity.  Philadelphia, PA.

Hyojin Jeong  The Effects of Training for Automaticity on Multiword Recognition.  Washington, DC.


Stephen O'Connell  Comprehension of Conversational Implicature: Examining Evidence of its Separability as a Listening Subskill.  University of Wisconsin, WIDA Consortium.


Eric Pelzl, Investigation of Second Language Lexical Representation and Processing of Tones.  Post-Doctoral Studies: Pennsylvania State University.

Alia Lancaster, Lexical Competition in Native and Non-Native Auditory Word Recognition.  DIT, University of Maryland.

Assma Al-Thowani, Speech Modification to Non-Native Speakers and Content Dilution: Implications for English as a Medium of Instruction.  King Saud University. 


Megan Masters, Pathways to Proficiency: Examining the Coherence of Initial Acquisition Patterns within the Language Difficulty Categorization Framework.  DIT, University of Maryland.

Man Li, Temporal Distribution of Practice and Individual Differences in the Automatization of L2 Mandarin Word Production.  George Mason University

Jeansue Mueller An Examination of the Influence of Age on L2 Acquisition of English on Sound-Symbolic Patterns.  U.S. Department of Defense. 


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

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.


Sunyoung Ahn, Automatic Activation of Semantic Processing During Second Language Processing. Boston MA.

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

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

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


Anna Lukianchenko/Chrabaszcz, From Sound to Meaning: Quantifying Contextual Cffects in Resolution of L2 Phonolexical Ambiguity. Post-Doctoral Studies: University of Pittsburgh.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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. Takoma Park, MD


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


SLA MA Graduates


Eun Kyung Lee       University of Maryland PhD in Linguistics Program

Yana Carver            U.S. Department of Defense

Natalie Sullivan      Houston, TX

Liuan Yang             Kansas, Chinese Instructor 

Yaxin Zhang         St. Vincent Pallotti High School, Laurel, Maryland



Matt Coss,  National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland

Rachel Chang   Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland

Yoko Eshita     Richmond, Va.  Japanese Instructor


Lili Zhang           Kazakstan, Chinese Instructor

Bradford Salen   Georgetown University PhD in Applied Linguistics Program

Ryo Maie            Michigan State University PhD in Second Language Studies Program

Katie Abadie       U.S. Department of Defense



Yingzhao Chen   Michigan State University PhD in Second Language Studies Program

Lindsay Cabrera  University of Maryland, Smith School of Business.

Helman Tanya     U.S.  Department of Defense



Halime Yilmaz   National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland

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

Jennifer Freeland   Toledo, OH  TESOL


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

Natalie Koval   Michigan State University PhD in Second Language Studies Program