- 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
Bihua Chen is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies. She spent six years teaching English as a second language after graduating with an M.A. in Applied Linguistics. Her research interests include psycholinguistics, language teaching, and language assessment.
Jae Hyun Ahn is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies. Her research interests are syntax, sentence processing, and language assessment. She has an M.A. in English Education from Korea University.
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 PhD student in the Second Language Studies. She received her master’s degree in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research interests are second language testing and pragmatics.
Kimberly Wan is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies. She received an M.A. in Chinese at The Ohio State University. Her research interests include technology-assisted language learning and language testing.
Ryan Lidster is a PhD candidate in Second Language Studies 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 candidate in Second Language Studies. Her research interests include the acquisition of L2 vocabulary, large-scale language assessment, and automated essay scoring. She worked as a test developer of the Indiana Academic English Test. She is the webmaster of 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.
Yena Park is a PhD student in Second Language Studies. She 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.
- M.A. Students
Yanting Li is an M.A. student in Chinese Pedagogy of the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department. It is her 3rd year teaching Chinese at Indiana University. She is interested in language pedagogy, language assessment, and new technology in the related fields.
- Lab Collaborator
Tianyu (Sophie) Qin joined the IU Chinese Flagship Program as a pedagogy specialist in Fall 2018. She received her Ph.D. degree in Second Language Acquisition from Carnegie Mellon University in May, 2018. Her research areas include pedagogy, assessment, and second language pragmatics. She has taught various levels of Chinese language and culture courses at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Lab Alumni
Aileen Bach is an instructor of ESL at Humber College in Toronto, ON, Canada. She 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.
Amy Soto is an English lecturer at ELTE (Eötvös Loránd University), Budapest, Hungary. She received her MA TESOL and Applied Linguistics degree at Indiana University in 2018. She is interested in low-level literacy second language acquisition, language assessment, language policy, and psycholinguistics.
Avizia Yim Long is an Assistant Professor at San Jose State University. 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 an Assistant Teaching Professor at Northeastern University. 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 at Indiana University in 2017. She is currently a lecturer in the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan and is also doing freelance work for Michigan Language Assessment (formerly CaMLA). Her research interests include L2 pedagogy, language assessment, materials development, and sociolinguistics.
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.
Yu-Chen Tina Lin received her Ph.D. in Literacy, Cultural, and Language Education with a focus in language testing and educational assessment from Indiana University in 2016. Her research interests include language assessment, L2 reading and writing, and quantitative analyses for language study. She is currently the ESL Assessment Coordinator (Education Resource Specialist) in the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University.
Yunwen Su received her PhD in in Second Language Studies at Indiana University in August 2017. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah. Her interests include acquisitional pragmatics, testing of pragmatics, and instructional SLA.