TESOL/Applied Linguistics

Jennifer Altavilla-Giordano

Dr. Jennifer Altavilla-Giordano is a lecturer of language education and director of the TESOL Multilingual Learner Education (Licensure) program at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research focuses on professional development, preservice training, and instructional coaching for teachers who work with students classified as English learners. She is passionate about collaborating with […]

Mary E. Hughes

Dr. Mary Hughes is a senior lecturer in the Language & Literacy Department at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Dr. Hughes’ research and teaching interests include linguistics, first and second language acquisition, multilingualism, language education, and language revitalization. Her first language acquisition research focuses on the interaction of syntactic and discourse–pragmatic […]

Yasuko Kanno

Dr. Yasuko (“Yasko”) Kanno is a professor of language education at BU Wheelock. She is an applied linguist who specializes in immigrant English learners’ access to postsecondary education. A multilingual speaker who has lived in four different countries, Dr. Kanno interrogates how the US K-12 schools systemically marginalize multilingual students of color and works closely […]

Kathy MinHye Kim

Dr. Kathy MinHye Kim is a clinical assistant professor and director of the Language Education program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Dr. Kim’s work specializes in understanding how adult learners encode and retain second language (L2) knowledge. She examines how L2 learners develop implicit and explicit knowledge and factors that […]

Steven J. Molinsky

Dr. Steven J. Molinsky is professor emeritus at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. His primary interest is the development of innovative approaches to teaching English as a Second Language and English as a Foreign Language. He taught methodology courses at Boston University for more than 30 years and coauthored more than […]

Ashley R. Moore

Dr. Ashley R. Moore is a critical applied linguist and an assistant professor in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program in the Language & Literacy Education Department at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. His research program has two main strands: the first pursues the realization of queer-inclusive and […]

Marnie Reed

Dr. Marnie Reed is a clinical professor emerita of TESOL education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research, publications, and conference presentations focus on second-language acquisition, specifically in phonology. Dr. Reed’s current areas of interest and research are the role of auditory feedback in the perception and production of connected […]

Noah Veloz

Noah Veloz is a doctoral student in the Language & Literacy Education program at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Their focus is on adult immigrant and refugee education, focusing on the nonprofit sector and language acquisition for adults with limited or interrupted formal education. This was also the subject of their master’s […]

Yan Yan

Yan Yan is a doctoral student in Language & Literacy Education at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her areas of research include pedagogy-focused applied linguistics on writing research, deficiencies in TESOL teacher training, and applications to college academic writing instruction. Before joining BU, she taught practical English at Penn Graduate School of […]