Category: Spotlights

Congratulations to Crow researcher Nina Conrad on her recent graduation from the University of Arizona with a PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT). Nina defended her dissertation, titled “How Students Seek and Use Writing Support: Exploring the Spectrum …

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Crowbirds have accomplished a lot this past year. Now at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year, we are recognizing and celebrating the hard work of the Crow team around the world.

The Crow team is celebrating four new graduates! Ryan Day, Ji-young Shin, Ali Yaylali, and Larissa Goulart are all graduating from their respective institutions this academic year.

We are pleased to announce Crow has added two longtime Crow researchers to our leadership team: Dr. Aleksandra Swatek, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, and Dr. Hadi Banat, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Aleksey Novikov is a talented linguist and long-time member of Crow’s team. Here at Crow, he has played an integral part in working on MACAWS and CIABATTA. Aleksey has also continued to study his lifelong passion for languages and involvement in academia with his most recent position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Oxford College of Emory University.

Welcome three new interns at three institutions! Meet our newest Crowbirds: Vivek Natarajan at Purdue University, Anuj Gupta at the University of Arizona, and Faisa Aden at North Carolina State University.

Emily Palese has been a Crow team member since 2019, and she also holds leadership positions at the University of Arizona where she earned her PhD in 2021. Collaborative work has been important to Emily for a long time, and she gains team experience from her work on the Crow repository, AZTESOL, the SLW collaborative, and WriPACA.

Congratulations to Dr. Jie (Wendy) Gao (高洁), who recently defended her dissertation, “Linguistic Profiles of High Proficiency Mandarin and Hindi Second Language Speakers of English.” Dr. Gao’s committee was Purdue professors Dr. April Ginther, Dr. Elaine Francis, and Dr. Tony …

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Spotlighting David Marsh, a visiting scholar at Arizona.

Sarah Merryman is a senior at Purdue University majoring in Professional Writing and minoring in Communications. At the invitation of Crow PI Bradley Dilger, Sarah started working with Crow as a project intern and wrote a series of blogs for …

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