Secil Akinci (2016) holds a B.A. in linguistics from Hacettepe University, Turkey and is now in the Applied Linguistics and Technology PhD program at Iowa State. She has experience taught EFL courses at Izmir Institute of Technology for three years. While at Iowa State University, she taught English 101B and ESL courses in the Intensive English and Orientation Program to undergraduate and graduate students as well as worked on two research projects. Her interests are in corpus linguistics and CALL. Her goal is to continue teaching ESL courses and to pursue a PhD.
Major Professor: Bethany Gray
Thesis title: A cross-disciplinary study of stance markers in research articles written by students and experts