Secil Akinci-Ceylan holds a BA in Linguistics from Hacettepe University, Turkey. She then worked as an instructor and taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) courses at Izmir Institute of Technology for three years. She earned her MA in Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics program at Iowa State University and has experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) courses in the English Department and Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) at ISU. While at Iowa State, she taught ESL courses such as ISUComm (ENGL 150), ENGL 101B/C, and ENGL 99 Reading, Speaking and Listening to undergraduate and graduate students and worked on two research projects. She is currently a PhD student in Applied Linguistics and Technology Program at ISU and working on an engineering education project. Her interests are Engineering Education, Corpus Linguistics, and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL).