Applied Linguistics

I am Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of World Languages at the University of South Florida. I teach courses in second language acquisition, pronunciation pedagogy, and applied linguistics. 

My research examines second language speech development in and outside of the classroom, including the relationship between perception and production, pronunciation attitudes of classroom foreign language learners, and fluency development during study abroad. I am currently investigating foreign language instructors’ beliefs and classroom practices related to pronunciation. 

My most recent work has been published in Applied Psycholinguistics, Foreign Language Annals, and The Modern Language Journal. I received my PhD in Linguistics and Second Language Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.