- Lab Director
Sun-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
Ayşenur Sağdıç is a PhD student in Second Language Studies from Turkey. 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.
Jaesu 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.
Jean 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 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 and also has experience in test development at an intensive English program. She is currently working as a test developer of a new Indiana English Proficiency Exam. She made this website.
Suchada 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.
Yunwen 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.
- M.A. Student
Claire Fields is an MA student in TESOL and Applied Linguistics with experience 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.
Yena Park is an MA student in Second Language Studies. She received her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Culture from Yonsei University. She is interested in second language assessment and second language writing.
- Lab Alumni
Aileen 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. She currently teaching in the Intensive English Program at University of Iowa as a lecturer.
Avizia 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.
Catherine Showalter is 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.
Rebecca 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 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.
Yi-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.