Are you considering building or redesigning a language center/lab? Do you wish to further integrate technology into your language courses? Are you looking for professional development opportunities for your language faculty? I would be happy to work with you and your institution.
- Language center director at Pomona College (until 2009) and Rhodes College (current position)
- Designed two new language centers from the ground up (at Pomona College and Rhodes College)
- Tenure-track faculty member
- Editor of the Book Language Center Design by the International Association for Language Learning and Technology (IALLT)
- Past-President of the SouthWest Association for Language Learning and Technology
- Conducted the Language Center Design Workshop at IALLT 2009 and IALLT 2011 (and soon: IALLT 2013)
- Active in the classroom: I teach all levels of German; language pedagogy courses; media studies
- Former Fellow for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education
- Consulting experience (e.g. at liberal arts colleges like Illinois Wesleyan University, Wheaton College, Willamette University, New College of Florida, the NELL group (CIC), NITLE, the OKUM group, some California State University campuses, and teacher organizations, such as AATG. I have given numerous talks and workshops at regional, national, and international conferences. I can share details upon request.
- I was awarded the Marie Sheppard Award by the International Association for Language Learning and Technology in 2009
More information and CV here
Digital Storytelling; language center design; blended learning; active learning; content production; communicative language tools; web 2.0; computer games and language learning, assessment.
Brief Professional Statement
I believe that technology can greatly enhance the language learning process. It is not a panacea, and should not be used without prior considerations. The field of language learning and technology is a broad one, and it keeps changing over time. I see my role as a language learning center director and as a language professor as someone who helps other navigate this exciting, yet rapidly evolving field. I tend to balance innovation and practicality, and seek individual solutions rather than blanket approaches. A small liberal arts college will use technology in its language curriculum in a very different way than a large research institution or a K-12 school. Not following the latest tech fads but keeping an open mind to new developments describes best how I view the field of language learning and technology. I am also very interested in language center design and redesign.