• Lab Director

Dr. ShinSun-Young Shin, Ph.D. is the director of the Language Assessment Lab. He received a Ph.D. in applied linguistics with a focus on language assessment from UCLA in 2007. Visit Dr. Shin’s faculty page here.



  • Ph.D. Students

JaesuJaesu Choi is a PhD student in Second Language Studies from Seoul, Korea, with teaching experience in Korean as a foreign language. His research interests include language test development, language policy, psycholinguistics, educational psychology, and corpus based linguistic analysis.


JeanyoungJean Young Chun is a PhD student in Second Language Studies. Her research interests are language assessment and program evaluation. She received her M.A. in Second Language Studies from The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.



Ryan Lidster is a  PhD Second Language Studies student from Vancouver, Canada with experience in Japanese EFL, French FL, and French immersion instructional environments. His interests include assessment design, washback, language policy, teacher training, materials development and use, L2 phonological acquisition, dynamic assessment, and Complex Systems Theory.


Senyung Lee_smallpicSenyung Lee is a PhD Student in Second Language Studies. Her interests include language assessment, assessing L2 writing, and the acquisition of L2 multiword units. She has experience in EFL and ESL teaching. She worked as a test developer of the Indiana Academic English Test. She made this website.


Suchada_profileSuchada Sanonguthai is a PhD student in Second Language Studies. She is from Bangkok, Thailand. Her background includes Thai EFL in secondary and university education. Her research interests are high-stakes language assessment, test washback, language policy, and curriculum design.


Yena Park received an M.A. in Second Language Studies from Indiana University and her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Culture from Yonsei University. She is interested in second language assessment and second language writing.



Yunwen SuYunwen Su is a PhD Second Language Studies student from Xi’an, China with experience in Chinese EFL and teaching Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language. Her interests include acquisitional pragmatics, testing of pragmatics, and instructional SLA.



  •  Lab Alumni

Aileen_BachAileen Bach received her M.A. in Second Language Studies from Indiana University in 2014. Her focus was on  assessment and program evaluation. Her background includes program evaluation, foreign language assessment, and bilingual acquisition and education research.


AysenurAyşenur Sağdıç was a PhD student in Second Language Studies. She has experience in designing assessment instruments for ESL and EFL IEP programs primarily to teach L2 pragmatics. Her research interests include pragmatics in SLA, L2 pragmatic assessment, and corpus-based assessment design in pragmatics.


AviziaAvizia Yim Long is an Assistant Professor in the division of English and Applied Linguistics, University of Guam. Her research interests include the acquisition and use of Spanish phonology and morphosyntax by Korean-speaking learners, Spanish instructor individual difference factors influencing the provision of pronunciation-related instruction and feedback, Spanish language assessment, and variationist approaches to second language acquisition.


CateCatherine Showalter was a PhD Second Language Studies student. Her research interests include phonological acquisition, the relationship between orthography and phonology (including pedagogical implications), the perception /production link, and pronunciation instruction.


Claire Fields received her M.A. in TESOL and Applied Linguistics in 2017. She has experience in teaching EFL and ESL to high school and adult learners. Her research interests include L2 pedagogy, language assessment, materials development, and sociolinguistics. She received her BA in English and Linguistics from the University of Michigan.


Rebecca YeagerRebecca Yeager received her M.A. in TESOL and Applied Linguistics from Indiana University in 2012. She is currently lecturing at the Iowa Intensive English Program at the University of Iowa. Her research interests include second language reading, complex systems theory,  and formative assessment.


Stacy Sabraw2Stacy Sabraw received her M.A. in TESOL and Applied Linguistics from Indiana University in 2012. She is currently an instructor at English for International Students (EIS) at Duke University. Her research interests include formative assessment, second language pedagogy and curriculum development.


LAL_Yi-Lu KuoYi-Lu Kuo received her M.A. in TESOL & Applied Linguistics in 2009, and M.A. in Chinese Language Pedagogy in 2012, and Ph.D. in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education in 2015 at Indiana University. She is currently a lecturer in Chinese language at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include pedagogy and testing in Chinese as a foreign language, and reading strategies.

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