Graduation Spotlight May 2022

The Crow team is pleased to congratulate the following four Crowbirds on their graduation. All of them are exemplary individuals both here at Crow and at their home institutions, and we are excited to celebrate their accomplishments and look forward to seeing what they do next! Please join us in congratulating Ryan Day, Ji-young Shin, Ali Yaylali, and Larissa Goulart:

Ryan Day has earned his BS in Civil Engineering and a BA in Political Science from Purdue University. His future plans include attending law school at Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana.

Ji-young Shin graduated in December 2021 with a Ph.D. from the Second Language Studies/ESL program in the English Department at Purdue University after defending her dissertation: “Towards optimal measurement and theoretical grounding of L2 English elicited imitation: Examining scales, (mis)fits, and prompt features from item response theory and random forest approaches”.  She now works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Ali Yaylali has completed his doctorate in Language, Reading, and Culture from the University of Arizona after defending his dissertation on April 4th, 2022. He is looking forward to being an Assistant Professor in Education at Eastern Kentucky University. 

Larissa Goulart has received her PhD in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University after completing her dissertation: “Situational and Linguistic Variation in University Writing for Content Classes.” She is excited to start as an Assistant Professor in Linguistics at Montclair State University next fall.

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