Graduate Students

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Hiram Aguilar

Hiram Aguilar

Languages: Spanish, English
Interest Areas: TESOL, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, translation

Chuchi Cen

Chuhui Cen (She/Her)

Languages: Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin native), English (Advanced), German (Intermediate)
Interest Areas: Language and Culture (Major), Chinese Language, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (Undergraduate major), Language Comparison, Intercultural communication


Foster Jaelynn Van Deventer

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese
Interest Areas: Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy, Language and Culture, Etymology, Historical Linguistics, Phonology

Cyrus Lai

Cyrus Lai (he/him)

Languages: English (native), Cantonese (proficient), Mandarin (proficient), Japanese (intermediate)
Interest Areas: Bilingualism, Language Variation, Optimality Theory, Translation, Teaching English as a Second Language

Hannah Magno

Hannah Magno (she/her)

Languages: Tagalog, English, Spanish, French, Bahasa Indonesian, and Korean
Interest Areas: TESOL, EFL/ESL, English Acquisition Education

Max Payne

Max Payne (He/Him/His)

Languages: Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian, Irish, Mandarin Chinese
Interest Areas: Second language acquisition and instruction, Indo-European linguistics

Andie Niederecker Portrait

Andriana (Andie) Niederecker (she/they)

Languages: English (native), Spanish (advanced), Arabic (beginner)
Interest Areas: Language Documentation & Description, Semantics/Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax, Discourse Analysis, Interdisciplinary Applications

Tasneem Elghandour


Languages: Arabic (Native), English (Native), Spanish (Intermediate)

Interest Areas: Bilingual Language Development Curriculum, Psycholinguistics, Computational Linguistics

Amy Kobayashi

Languages: English, Japanese

Interest Areas: TESOL, Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Psycholinguistics

Michelle Chin

Languages: English, Spanish, Korean

Interest Areas: TESOL, Second Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics


Norman Tiedra

Languages: Tagalog, Hiligaynon, English, Spanish, Esperanto, ASL

Interest Areas: Phonology, Second Language Acquisition, Austronesian Language Family, Proto- Philippine Language, Historical Linguistics

Nicholas (Nick) Schroeder


Languages: German and Spanish (beginner)

Interest Areas: TESOL, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis


Bryan Dinh


Languages: English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Korean, Japanese

Interest Areas: Voice-user interface design, conversation design, phonetics, bilingualism