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Biography

I am an experienced ESL professional pursuing doctoral research in linguistics. After 2 years teaching English in South Korea, I earned my masters degree at Newcastle University where I developed an interest in corpus approaches to discourse analysis. I continue to be very excited about the rapidly developing computational applications to (socio)linguistic research. My primary interests include Corpus Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, and Language Policy.

Professional Preparation

    • 2012 Bachelor of Arts in EnglishUniversity of Virginia
    • 2016 Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)Newcastle University
    • In Progress PhD in LinguisticsUniversity of Texas at Arlington

Appointments

    • June 2018 to Present Data Science Co-Op
      AT&T Chief Data Office
    • Aug 2017 to Present Graduate Teaching Assistant
      University of Texas at Arlington

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Aug 2018 to Present American Association for Applied Linguistics
    • July 2018 to Present Linguistic Association of the Southwest
    • May 2018 to Present Linguistics Society of America

Awards and Honors

    • Apr  2019 Dean's Spotlight Award - Poster sponsored by College of Liberal ArtsOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • Apr  2019 acCOLAdes (CoLA Scholar: Linguistics) sponsored by College of Liberal ArtsOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • Mar  2019 The Yumi Nakamura Memorial Prize in Linguistics sponsored by UTA Department of Linguistics and TESOL
    • Mar  2018 The Yumi Nakamura Memorial Prize in Linguistics sponsored by UTA Department of Linguistics & TESOL
    • Aug  2017 College of Liberal Arts Dean's Excellence Fellowship sponsored by College of Liberal ArtsOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • Nov  2016 MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL Best Dissertation Award sponsored by Newcastle University

Presentations

    • April  2019
      A Proximization Approach to Ideological Presupposition of Political Discourse
      Poster presented at the College of Liberal Arts Spotlight on Student Research Forum. University of Texas at Arlington. April 4, 2019. 
    • March  2019
      'Without English they are strangers’: Representations of immigrants, language, and nation in United States congressional discourse
      Poster presented at the 2019 Meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics. Atlanta, Georgia. March 9, 2019. 
    • December  2018
      Ideological presuppositions in the 2016 Trump-Clinton debates
      Poster presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. New York, New York. January 5, 2019. 
    • November  2018
      Ideological presupposition in the 2016 Trump-Clinton debates
      Talk presented at the 10th DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference. Texas A&M University - Commerce. Commerce, TX. November 9th, 2018. 
    • October  2018
      ‘Without English they are strangers’: Representations of Limited English Proficiency and National Identity in United States Congressional Discourse.
      Talk presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. Brigham Young University. Provo, Utah. October 13th, 2018. 
    • March  2018
      'Without English they are Strangers’: Representations of Limited English Proficiency in United States Congressional Discourse.
      Poster presented at the 24th Annual UTA Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL. University of Texas at Arlington. March 2, 2018. 
    • March  2018
      ‘She’s lying again’: Strategic Presupposition in the Trump-Clinton Debates
      Paper presented at the College of Liberal Arts Spotlight on Student Research Forum. University of Texas at Arlington. March 20, 2018. 

Courses

      • LING 4353-001 TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE

        Presentation and critique of methodologies of teaching English to speakers of other languages, with emphasis on teaching techniques of aural comprehension; speaking, reading, and writing skills; testing, language laboratory, and linguistic-cultural differences.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 4353-002 TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE

        Presentation and critique of methodologies of teaching English to speakers of other languages, with emphasis on teaching techniques of aural comprehension; speaking, reading, and writing skills; testing, language laboratory, and linguistic-cultural differences.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours

Service to the Profession

  • Volunteered
    • Jan 2018 to  Present Proofreading

      Proofreader on the Editorial Board of The Linguistics Journal, published by E.L.E. Publishing