Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Paula Garrett-Rucks (Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition with concentration in French) is an active researcher in foreign language instruction and learning and second language learner identity. Recent and forthcoming publications center on the formation of learners’ cultural perceptions and stereotypes, the role of affect in second language learning and the use of technology in foreign language instruction. Dr. Garrett-Rucks has presented her papers nationally and internationally at venues such as AAAL, AILA, ACTFL, CERCLL and SLRF in addition to having conducted multiple workshops and presentations at the local and state levels. Dr. Garrett-Rucks also serves as a reviewer for peer-reviewed scholarly journals such as the Modern Language Journal and Foreign Language Annals. In her free time, Dr. Garrett-Rucks enjoys collecting musical instruments from her international travels and watching natural science documentaries.