Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

The faculty of the Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) program are some of the most recognized leaders in the language teaching community. Explore the following faculty profiles to learn about their accomplishments.

Regular Faculty

Assistant Professor
Office:
McCone Building 227
Phone:
831-647-6560
Expertise:

Applied Linguistics, Ethnography, Heritage & Endangered Languages, Institutional Discourse Analysis, Interviews, Language Socialization, Linguistic Anthropology, Narrative, Service-Learning, Sociology, Student & Teacher Identities, Teacher Education, Teaching Methodologies, Teaching Writing

Professor
Office:
McCone Building 208
Phone:
831.647.4181
Expertise:

Applied linguistics research, assessment, teacher education, language program administration, language teacher supervision

Professor and Program Chair, TESOL/TFL
Office:
McCone Building 207
Phone:
831.647.4184
Expertise:

Sociolinguistics, English discourse and grammar, applied linguistics research, second language composition, second language acquisition, writing for publication, distance learning, web design, writing program administration, writing assessment, intercultural communication

Professor
Office:
McCone Building 115
Phone:
831.647.4197
Expertise:

Applied linguistics; pedagogical grammar; composition studies; literacy education; second language acquisition (SLA); language pedagogy; teacher education

Associate Professor, TESOL/TFL
Office:
McCone Building 129
Email:
Phone:
831.647.6427
Expertise:

Second/Foreign language teacher education

Second language acquisition

Research in learner identity and agency

Second language academic literacy development

Assistant Professor, TESOL/TFL
Office:
400 Pacific D205
Phone:
831-647-3547
Expertise:

Language teacher education, content and language integration, curriculum design, second language acquisition, language teacher identity, assessment

Assistant Professor
Office:
400 Pacific D203
Phone:
831-647-4110
Expertise:

I am interested in the sociolinguistics of globalization - primarily the phenomenon of adult language learning and its attendant power and identity issues.   The uses and development of English repertoires in an increasingly mobile, multilingual and digital age fascinate me.   Within globalization, I am especially interested in helping international organizations better equip their employees to acquire the language skills necessary to carry out their goals.  This includes applying second language acquisition theory to language learning in field-based and non-classroom settings.   I have also researched language repertoires and translanguaging in digital social media.

Professor of Pedagogical Magic
Office:
McCone Building 111
Phone:
831.647.6530
Expertise:

Teaching teachers, co-operative learning, curriculum design, content-based instruction, teaching with technology

Professor
Office:
McCone Building 206
Phone:
831.647.3522
Expertise:

Language testing, assessment, program evaluation, research design and statistics

Visiting Faculty

Language Pedagogy Experts

Professor
Office:
McCone Building 107
Phone:
831.647.6570
Expertise:

Cognitive linguistics, Chinese cognitive linguistics, Chinese as a heritage language, Chinese and Taiwanese popular culture, linguistic anthropology, and interactive blogging

Assistant Professor
Office:
400 Pacific D207
Phone:
(831)-647-3085
Expertise:

My main area of expertise is language learning & technology. In particular, my dissertation focuses on Language Learning Social Networks (LLSNs) and online tandems (the interchange of languages on the internet) as part of the curriculum. In this field I like to see myself not only as a researcher but also as a practitioner, relentlessly willing to improve and develop spaces and resources for language learning. Other areas of research and professional experience include journalism, study abroad, and social entrepreneurship.

Assistant Professor/Language Studies Advisor
Office:
McCone Building 222
Phone:
831.647.3512
Expertise:

Japanese language and culture, pedagogy, Japanese for business, current issues in Japanese media

Assistant Professor
Office:
McGowan Building 200B
Phone:
831.647.6662
Expertise:

Spanish-English translation, English and Spanish linguistics, Language and Translation Pedagogy

Assistant Professor, Summer Intensive Spanish Language Coordinator
Office:
IIRC Building
Phone:
831.647.4173
Expertise:

Second language acquisition, Content and language integration, curriculum design, autonomy and motivation in L2 learning, Latin American culture and society 

Adjunct Faculty

Assistant Dean for Language & Professional Programs
Office:
McCone Building 102C
Phone:
831-647-3501
Expertise:

Language teacher training, content-based instruction, curriculum design, language program administration, leadership, technology-enhanced language learning, project-based learning, and intercultural communication.