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PhD Alumni



Luciana Diniz- S 2007
Dissertation Title: Highly frequent words in the light of the idiom principle:  The case of "the"
Chair: Pat Byrd
Present Affiliation: Portland Community College,Portland,OR



Weimin Zhang- F 2008
Dissertation Title: In search of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' knowledge of vocabulary instruction
Chair:John Murphy
Present Affiliation:Tsinghua University, Beijing, China




Iryna Kozlova- Su 2008
Dissertation Title:The Use of Conversational Joking by International Teaching Assistants in the University Classroom
Co-Chairs: Gayle Nelson, Stephanie Lindemann
Present Affiliation:Ecole de langues de L'Estrie, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada




Guiling Hu- S 2009
Dissertation Title: Cognitive mechanisms underlying second language listening comprehension
Chair: Stephanie Lindemann
Present Affiliation:University of Maryland, College Park, MD




Magdi Kandil- Su 2009
Dissertation Title:The Israeli-Palestinian conflict in American , Arab, and British media: Corpus-based critical discourse analysis
Co-Chairs:Pat Byrd, Lucy Pickering
Present Affiliation:Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

 Cheongmin Yook

Cheongmin Yook
Dissertation Title: Korean Teachers' Beliefs about English Language Education and Their Impacts upon the Ministry of Education-Initiated Reforms
Chair: John Murphy
Present Affiliation:


Yanbin Lu  Yanbin Lu
Cognitive Factors Contributing to Chinese EFL Learners' L2 Writing Performance in Timed Essay Writing
Chair: Sara Weigle
Present Affiliation:

Joseph Lee  Joseph J. Lee
Dissertation Title: A Genre Analysis of Second Language Classroom Discourse: Exploring the Rhetorical, Linguistic, and Contextual Dimensions of Language Lessons
Chair: John Murphy
Present Affiliation: Ohio University

Amanda Baker  Amanda Baker
Dissertation Title: Pronunciation Pedagogy: Second Language Teacher Cognition and Practice
Chair: John Murphy
Present Affiliation: University of Wollongong


Nur Yigitoglu Nur Yigitoglu
Dissertation Title: Exploring Second Language Writing Teacher Cognition
Chair: Diane Belcher
Present Affiliation: Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Eliana_Hirano Eliana Hirano

LaurenLukkarila Lauren Lukkarila
Liang_Guo Liang Guo
Caroline_Payant Caroline Payant
Dissertation Title: Learner-learner interaction: An exploration of the mediating functions of multilingual learners’ languages in an L3 foreign language classroom
Chair: Youjin Kim and Diane Belcher
Present Affiliation: University of Idaho – Department of English – MA TESL

Lijuan_Ye Lijuan Ye