|Elena Cotos (2010) is an Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics Program at Iowa State University. She investigates genre writing in the disciplines and automated writing evaluation to improve writing pedagogy. Her work has been published in the JEAP, ReCALL, CALICO, IJCALLT, Language Learning and Technology, and Language Testing journals. She has contributed to a number of edited volumes and authored the book Genre-Based Automated Writing Evaluation for L2 Research Writing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Elena is also the Director of the Center for Communication Excellence of the Graduate College and the principal investigator on the Research Writing Tutor project.
Co-Major Professors: Carol Chapelle and Dan Douglas
Dissertation title: Automated Writing Evaluation for non-native speaker English academic writing: The case of IADE and its formative feedback
|Anne O’Bryan (2010) is an online faculty member with the University of Massachusetts-Boston’s MA Applied Linguistics program where she teaches psycholinguistics. She is also an online faculty member with Colorado State University’s Global Campus where she teaches graduate courses in linguistics, ELL teaching methods, literacy instruction, and assessment as part of the university’s online K-12 ELL certification program. Anne also works as a lecturer in the English department at Iowa State University.
Major Professor: Volker Hegelheimer
Dissertation title: Investigating the impact of segmented and whole-text repetition on listening comprehension, comprehension processes, and comprehension problems
|Jim Ranalli (2012) is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Applied Linguistics Program at Iowa State University. He researches connections between academic writing, self-regulated learning, and instructional technology. His PhD dissertation was awarded the 2012 Christopher Brumfit Award for outstanding doctoral thesis in applied linguistics. His research has appeared in Language Learning & Technology, CALICO Journal, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, and other publications. With Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen, he was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate applications of keystroke-logging and eye-tracking software to support ESL student writers and writing instruction.
Co-Major Professors: Carol Chapelle and Volker Hegelheimer
Dissertation title: The VVT Project: A web-based platform for strategy instruction and research into self-regulated learning of L2 vocabulary