People

Jill Beckman

Jill Beckman, Ph.D.

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Director, Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Associate Professor
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Dr. Jill Beckman is the Director of the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, as well as the DEO and Associate Professor of German.
Sarah Fagan

Sarah Fagan, Ph.D.

Title/Position
DEO, Linguistics
Professor
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Sarah Fagan’s research and teaching interests include Germanic linguistics, theoretical linguistics, and the German language.
Rosie Santo Domingo

Rosie Santo Domingo

Title/Position
Administrator, Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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Alanoud Bandar Alsulaiman

Title/Position
Graduate Student, Masters of Arts in Linguistics
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Lauren Andrews

Title/Position
Graduate Student, Masters of Arts in Linguistics
Jill Beckman

Jill Beckman, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
Honors Advisor
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Jen Brown

Jennifer Brown, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor of Instruction
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Maureen Burke

Maureen Burke, Ph.D.

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Adjunct Instructor Emeritus
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Marcin Dadan

Marcin Dadan, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Visiting Assistant Professor
Marcin Dadan is a syntactician with interest in comparative historical syntax, especially morpho-syntactic and semantic change and variation, but also generative typology, fieldwork, and language acquisition.
 

Jeffery Davis

Title/Position
Graduate Student, Masters of Arts in Linguistics
Graduate Teaching Assistant, ESL
Daniel Devitt

Daniel Devitt, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Adjunct Assistant Professor
 

Emily Donner

Title/Position
Graduate Student, Masters of Arts in Linguistics
Graduate Teaching Assistant, ESL
Olivia Dunn

Olivia Dunn

Title/Position
Graduate Student, Masters of Arts in Linguistics
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Rhetoric
Olivia Dunn is a Linguistics MA student. Her academic focus is teaching English as a second language (TESL), and she is particularly interested in the intersection of multilingualism and identity in the classroom. Additionally, Olivia teaches a section of RHET 1030 for first-year undergraduate students.
Meredith Mahy Gall

Meredith Mahy Gall, M.S.

Title/Position
Academic Advisor, Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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Meredith Mahy Gall is the academic advisor for the Division of World Literatures, Languages, and Cultures (including all world languages, International Studies, linguistics, and translation) In addition, Meredith advises social work interest students and global health studies students.
Elena Gavruseva

Elena Gavruseva, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
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Becky Gonzalez

Becky Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Director, Multilingual Syntax Lab
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Becky Gonzalez is a linguist specializing in multilingual language acquisition. She works in the area of syntax, with a focus on argument structure, and is especially interested in the factors (linguistic and non-linguistic) that influence linguistic outcomes in different types of multilinguals. Her research combines theoretical and experimental approaches and she works predominantly with speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, and English.
 

Hyunbi (Bee) Han

Title/Position
Graduate Student, Masters of Arts in Linguistics
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Linguistics
John Kessler

John Kessler

Title/Position
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Linguistics
PhD Candidate, Computer Science
 

Osama Khalid

Title/Position
Graduate Student, Masters of Arts in Linguistics
Jeffrey Knowling

Jeffrey Knowling, M.A.

Title/Position
Adjunct Lecturer
Assistant Director, English as a Second Language
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Ethan Kutlu

Ethan Kutlu, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Wes Love

Wes Love

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Student Engagement Coordinator
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Emilie Destruel

Emilie Maurel-Destruel, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor
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Emilie Maurel-Destruel's primary research explores the semantic and pragmatic underpinnings of sentence structure variation and how the principles that govern this variation are manifested in French, but also across languages. Emilie also has research interests in second language acquisition and bilingualism, studying the acquisition of pragmatic inferences and sentence structure variation in L2 learners and bilinguals.
Bob McMurrary

Bob McMurray, Ph.D.

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Professor
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Bob McMurray studies speech perception, word recognition, word learning and neuroscience in children, adults, and impaired populations using linguistic analysis, eye-tracking, neuroscience techniques and computational models.
Melissa Meisterheim

Melissa Meisterheim, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Instruction
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Jenna Miller

Jenna Miller

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Administrative Services Coordinator
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Mercedes Nino-Murcia

Mercedes Niño-Murcia, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor Emeritus
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Mercedes Niño-Murcia, Professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Iowa, is a sociocultural linguist. Her work focuses on the consequences of linguistic contact and nationalist language ideologies upon bilingual communities in Latin America and the United States. She has done research on inequalities of language policy and how sociolinguistic inequalities affect indigenous and/or immigrant groups in both rural and urban settings.  She has also written about vernacular literacies. Her current research contributes to forensic linguistics (the study of interactions between language and legal institutions) and focuses especially on contexts that shape class and race hierarchies around Latino immigrants in the USA.
 

Onae Parker

Title/Position
PhD Candidate, Linguistics
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Linguistics
 

Catherine Ringen, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor Emeritus
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Jerzy Rubach

Jerzy Rubach, Ph.D.

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Professor
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