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Dr Jodi M Tommerdahl

[Dr Jodi Marlane Tommerdahl]

Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Last Updated: September 29, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Typical and atypical language development

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
linguistics, neuroscience, language acquisition, special education, clinical linguistics, neurolinguistics

Biography

Biography

I am a native Minnesotan who spent 18 years in Europe and returned to the US for a fantastic opportunity to work at UTA.

Education

Education

    • 2002 PhD in Neurolinguistics
      University Of Paris-Sorbonne, 2002
    • 1994 MA in European Languages and Literature
      University of London, 1994
    • 1991 BA in Scandinavian Languages and Literature
      Univ Minnesota Twin Cities, 1991

News Articles

News Articles

    • Feb 2019 Why Neuroscience May Be Special Education's Greatest Hope
      LDA 56th Annual International Conference Connections between neuroscience and education are growing, particularly in the areas of early childhood and special education. In this talk, Dr. Tommerdahl will highlight the most interesting and useful findings such as critical neurological periods for learning, the prediction of special needs using electroencephalogram (EEG), numerical processing, and much more.
    • May 2016 CBS-DFW
      News coverage of an interdisciplinary project using EEG to identify neural signatures of emotion featuring our MBE lab
    • Mar 2016 UTA Video - Tommerdahl CEO of VisioSound
      UTA Innovation Will Help Foreign Language Learners This video highlights the startup company, VisioSound, comprised of CEO, Dr. Tommerdahl, and Dr. Motasim Bellah and Dr. Samir Iqbal.
    • Dec 2013 Language Testing Bytes Podcast
      Jodi Tommerdahl and Cynthia Kilpatrick discuss their fascinating paper on the reliability of morphological analyses in language samples.
    • Sept 2013 Academic Minute
      Academic Minute Analyzing Language Samples In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Arlington's Jodi Tommerdahl examines efforts to understand how children use language in different social settings. Tommerdahl is an associate professor of curriculum and instruction at UT-Arlington, where she works in the Southwest Center for Mind, Brain, and Education.

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

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    • June 2015 to May 2017 A System for Neuro-Feedback Anger Management to Prevent Domestic Violence sponsored by  -  $20000
      (Funded)
    • May 2015 to Mar 2016 Incorporating Just-in-Time Learning via Microblogging in an Online Undergraduate Course sponsored by  -  $3000
      (Funded)
    • July 2014 to June 2016 Conference: Collaboration, Advancement and Translation in Mind, Brain and Education sponsored by  -  $25741
      (Funded)
    • June 2011 to Dec 2012 Reasoning Skills in an Aging Population sponsored by  -  $9823
      Jodi Tommerdahl (Funded)

Publications


      2019
      • Journal Article
        Emotion Recognition and Analysis Using ADMM-Based Sparse Group Lasso
        [Puk, K.M., Wang, Shouyi, Rosenberger, JayM, Harris, H., Peng, YuanB, Nordberg, AnneElizabeth, Lehmann, Peter, Tommerdahl, JodiMarlane, Chiao, Jung-Chih]. 1-12. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAFFC.2019.2943551

      2016
      • Journal Article
        Do deductive and probabilistic reasoning abilities decline in older adults?
        [Tommerdahl, Jodi, McKee, Will, Nesbitt, Monica, Ricard, Mark, Biggan, John, Ray, Christopher, Gatchel, Robert]. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research. 21(4), 225-236. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/doi.org/10.1111/jabr.12056

      2015
      • Journal Article
        Deductive versus probabilistic reasoning in healthy adults: An EEG analysis of neural differences
        [Tommerdahl, Jodi, Malaia, Evie, McKee, Fred]. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 44(5), 533-544. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/DOI 10.1007/s10936-014-9297-3
      • Journal Article
        Building bridges between neuroscience, cognition and education with predictive modeling
        [Stringer, Steve, Tommerdahl, Jodi]. Mind, Brain, and Education. 9(2), 121-126. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/doi.org/10.1111/mbe.12076

      2014
      • Journal Article
        Temporal Reliability and the LARSP Profile: A Test–Retest Paradigm on Syntactic Production in Child
        [Tommerdahl, Jodi]. International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities. 7(2), 1-14.

      2013
      • Journal Article
        Analysing frequency and temporal reliability of children's morphosyntactic production in spontaneous language samples of varying lengths
        [Tommerdahl, Jodi, Kilpatrick, Cynthia]. Child Language Teaching and Therapy. 29(2), 171-183. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/doi.org/10.1177/0265659012459528

      2012
      • Journal Article
        F-LARSP 1.0: An adaptation of the LARSP language profile for French
        [Maillart, Christel, Parisse, Christopher, Tommerdahl, Jodi]. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics. 26(2), 188-198. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02699206.2011.602459

      2010
      2009

      2016
      • Conference Proceeding
        Just-in-Time Learning and Discussion for Preservice Teachers via a Mobile-Compatible Social Networking Tool
        Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
        [Semingson, Peggy, Tommerdahl, Jodi]. 373-377. "Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education".

      2015
      • Conference Proceeding
        Using bilingual books to enhance literacy around the world
        GLOBAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY E-CONFERENCE WORLD SCIENCE DAY FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMEN
        [Semingson, Peggy, Pole, Kathryn, Tommerdahl, Jodi, ]. Conference Proceeding in European Scientific Journal. 132-139.

      2011
      • Conference Proceeding
        A case study of linguistic isolation and questions about subsequent language support and educational provision in the United Kingdom
        [Moran, Paul, Tommerdahl, Jodi]. 36, 229-240. "The Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States".

      2008
      • Conference Proceeding
        Is One Language Sample Enough in Morphosyntactic Analysis?
        Child Language Seminar 2007
        [Tommerdahl, Jodi, de Bruijn, Christel]. "University of Reading, UK".

      2006
      • Conference Proceeding
        Studies of language impairment: Pinker's claims for modularity
        The LACUS forum
        [Tommerdahl, Jodi]. 32,

      2005
      • Conference Proceeding
        Do different brain mechanisms exist for different types of linguistic reasoning?
        The LACUS forum
        [Tommerdahl, Jodi, Gil, Roger, Molinie, Georges]. 31, 325-336. "Hornbeam Press".

      2001
      • Translation or Transcription
        Une analyse neurolinguistique du raisonnement
        [Tommerdahl, Jodi]. Doctoral Dissertation. "la Sorbonne, Paris IV".

Courses

      • EDML 4300-001 ADOLESCENT GROWTH/DEVELOPMENT
        (Course Id: 101539)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • EDML 4300-002 ADOLESCENT GROWTH/DEVELOPMENT
        (Course Id: 101539)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • EDUC 5362-001 NEUROSCIENCE AND LANGUAGE
        (Course Id: 101358)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EDUC 5363-001 NEUROSCIENCE AND REASONING
        (Course Id: 112094)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EDML 4300-002 ADOLESCENT GROWTH/DEVELOPMENT
        (Course Id: 101539)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EDUC 5360-001 INTRO TO MIND, BRAIN, & EDUC
        (Course Id: 111588)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EDML 4300-001 ADOLESCENT GROWTH/DEVELOPMENT
        (Course Id: 101539)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • EDML 4300-002 ADOLESCENT GROWTH/DEVELOPMENT
        (Course Id: 101539)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • LIST 5325-005 UNDERSTANDING LIT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101554)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2019
      • EDML 4300-001 ADOLESCENT GROWTH/DEVELOPMENT
        (Course Id: 101539)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EDUC 5397-105 IMPLMNT/DISEMINAT CLSRM RSRCH
        (Course Id: 101375)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2018
      • EDUC 5391-006 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101372)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LIST 5346-005 TEACHING THE WRITING PROCESS
        (Course Id: 101557)
        Summer - Dynamic Dated Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • LIST 5325-005 UNDERSTANDING LIT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101554)
        Summer - Dynamic Dated Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • EDUC 5368-001 CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN MBE
        (Course Id: 111596)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • LIST 5362-005 LITERACY INSTR ESL/BIL SETTING
        (Course Id: 101565)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • EDUC 5363-001 NEUROSCIENCE AND REASONING
        (Course Id: 112094)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • LIST 5346-005 TEACHING THE WRITING PROCESS
        (Course Id: 101557)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2018
      • EDUC 5391-001 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101372)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EDUC 5362-001 NEUROSCIENCE AND LANGUAGE
        (Course Id: 101358)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • EDUC 5362-001 NEUROSCIENCE AND LANGUAGE
        (Course Id: 101358)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EDUC 5367-001 RESEARCH IN MIND, BRAIN, EDUC
        (Course Id: 111595)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EDUC 5368-001 CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN MBE
        (Course Id: 111596)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDUC 5367-001 RESEARCH IN MIND, BRAIN, EDUC
        (Course Id: 111595)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDUC 5361-001 INTRO EDUCATION NEUROSCIENCE
        (Course Id: 111589)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDUC 5363-001 NEUROSCIENCE AND REASONING
        (Course Id: 112094)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDUC 5397-005 IMPLMNT/DISEMINAT CLSRM RSRCH
        (Course Id: 101375)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2015
      • EDUC 5362-001 NEUROSCIENCE AND LANGUAGE
        (Course Id: 101358)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDUC 5395-205 DESIGNING CLASSROOM RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101373)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2014
      • EDUC 5361-001 INTRO EDUCATION NEUROSCIENCE
        (Course Id: 111589)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EDUC 5394-105 UNDERSTANDING CLASSROOM RSRCH
        (Course Id: 111260)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2014
      • EDUC 5397-002 IMPLMNT/DISEMINAT CLSRM RSRCH
        (Course Id: 101375)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EDUC 5362-001 NEUROSCIENCE AND LANGUAGE
        (Course Id: 101358)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EDUC 5391-001 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101372)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EDUC 5362-001 NEUROSCIENCE AND LANGUAGE
        (Course Id: 101358)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EDUC 5361-001 INTRO EDUCATION NEUROSCIENCE
        (Course Id: 111589)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDUC 5365-001 THEORETICAL MODELS IN MBE
        (Course Id: 111593)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDUC 5397-001 IMPLMNT/DISEMINAT CLSRM RSRCH
        (Course Id: 101375)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDUC 5362-001 NEUROSCIENCE AND LANGUAGE
        (Course Id: 101358)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EDUC 5395-001 DESIGNING CLASSROOM RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101373)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EDUC 5361-001 INTRO EDUCATION NEUROSCIENCE
        (Course Id: 111589)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BEEP 4384-001 LIT METHODS ESL/BILING CLSRMS
        (Course Id: 101530)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ECED 4687-010 RESIDENCY IN EC-6 EDUCATION
        (Course Id: 101492)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BEEP 4384-001 LIT METHODS ESL/BILING CLSRMS
        (Course Id: 101530)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BEEP 4384-003 LIT METHODS ESL/BILING CLSRMS
        (Course Id: 101530)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010

Service to the University

    • Sept 2018 to  Sept 2020 Committee Member
      Research Advisory Committee (IT Governance)
      This group advises the university in regards to the IT needs of various departments and research labs and makes recommendations regarding how best to fulfill those needs.
    • Sept 2018 to  Aug 2020 Committee Member
      International Programs Working Group
    • Sept 2018 to  Sept 2019 Chairperson
      Research Committee
    • Sept 2018 to  Aug 2019 Associate Chair
      Department of Curriculum & Instruction
    • Sept 2018 to  Aug 2019 Committee Member
      Undergraduate Assembly
    • Jan 2018 to  Aug 2019 Committee Member
      Tenure & Promotion
    • July 2018 to  July 2018 Attendee, Meeting
      AACTE Leadership Academy
      In the early summer of 2018, my chair asked me to consider becoming the Associate Chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. Although this role did not officially begin until the fall of 2018, preparation for it began in the form of attending the AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) Leadership Academy, mainly attended by new deans and chairs. I spent 5 days there learning about various aspects of academic leadership including budgets, scheduling and personnel management. Attendance at this academy led to my applying to UTA’s Leadership Academy which will begin shortly.
    • Sept 2017 to  June 2018 Committee Member
      College Research Committee
    • Sept 2017 to  June 2018 Committee Member
      College Scholarship Committee
    • Sept 2017 to  June 2018 Chairperson
      Curriculum & Instruction Research Committee
    • Sept 2017 to  June 2018 Committee Member
      Women's Studies Advisory Board