Category: English

John Levis & Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen Receive NSF Grant

Please join us in congratulating our colleagues John Levis & Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen on receiving funding from the National Science Foundation for their project titled “Collaborative Research: Adaptive explicit and implicit feedback in second language pronunciation training”. Iowa State and Texas A&M Universities are collaborating to develop an automated training system that provides implicit and explicit … Continue reading John Levis & Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen Receive NSF Grant

Dr. Charissa Menefee is a 2020/2021 EST/Sloan Project Commission Recipient

Dr. Charissa Menefee is a 2020/2021 EST/Sloan Project Commission Recipient for her work Iowa Enemy. “Off-Broadway’s Ensemble Studio Theatre, in collaboration with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has announced the recipients of the EST/Sloan commissions for the upcoming season. Begun in 1998, the EST/Sloan Project is an initiative designed to stimulate artists to create credible … Continue reading Dr. Charissa Menefee is a 2020/2021 EST/Sloan Project Commission Recipient

Fulton course earns QM certification

Associate teaching professor Katharine Fulton‘s English 302: Business Communication course was  certified in June in the national Quality Matters program that recognizes excellence in online course design. External reviewers measure a course against eight standards in the certification process. Fulton’s course is the first English course at Iowa State to be certified and the fourth course overall (2020 QM certified courses … Continue reading Fulton course earns QM certification

CATEGORIES: Department News, English

New Books by Literature Area Faculty

Jeremy Withers and Justin Remes have published two new books. Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles Contesting the Road in American Science Fiction Jeremy Withers Liverpool University Press Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies LUP The first book to examine the history of representations of automobiles and bicycles in American science fiction Explores authors who appeal … Continue reading New Books by Literature Area Faculty

Carol Chapelle is the 2020 recipient of the Test Validity Research and Evaluation Award for a Senior Scholar

From Angel Arias — “On behalf of the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Special Interest Group (SIG), Test Validity Research and Evaluation, I am pleased to announce that Distinguished Professor Carol A. Chapelle has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Test Validity Research and Evaluation Award for a Senior Scholar. Dr. Chapelle was … Continue reading Carol Chapelle is the 2020 recipient of the Test Validity Research and Evaluation Award for a Senior Scholar

Ivana Rehman wins a National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations grant

Congratulations to Ivana Rehman! She won a National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations dissertation support grant for her work on an innovative approach to pronunciation training using an application that performs real-time vowel plotting called Vowel Viewer, which was developed specifically for her dissertation research. Vowel Viewer is a tool that is tailored towards … Continue reading Ivana Rehman wins a National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations grant

Carol A. Chapelle awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair

Carol A. Chapelle, Distinguished Professor, Applied Linguistics and Technology, was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, for the 2020-2021 academic year. She plans to engage with colleagues at Carleton on projects in technology-mediated language learning in order to help develop a book manuscript. The book will be a second … Continue reading Carol A. Chapelle awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair

CATEGORIES: ALT, Department News

Andrea Flinn was recently awarded a Critical Language Scholarship

Andrea Flinn, PhD student in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program, was recently awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Meknes, Morocco.  Because world events will prevent international travel this summer, she will instead be studying stateside at Middlebury College, where she’s earning her Master’s in Teaching Arabic to Speakers of Other Languages. … Continue reading Andrea Flinn was recently awarded a Critical Language Scholarship

CATEGORIES: Department News, TESL

Roz Hirch — 2020 Departmental Research Grant Award Winner

Roz Hirch won the 2020 Departmental Research Grant Award Winner for her project “What are Students Thinking?: Development of a Diagnostic English Grammar Test for Use in an ESL Classroom” At a time when everyone seems to be developing speaking and writing tests, what place is there for a grammar test? While considerable attention in recent … Continue reading Roz Hirch — 2020 Departmental Research Grant Award Winner