| Elena Cotos (2010) directs the Graduate College SPEAK/TEACH Program for international teaching assistants at Iowa State University. She also teaches in the TESL/Applied Linguistics and Technology Program. Her research interests include automated writing evaluation, intelligent/computer-assisted language learning and assessment, genre analysis, and learner corpora. She is currently working on developing a new corpus-based and genre-specific AWE program, the Research Writing Tutor, and on a number of other exciting projects.
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
| Shu-Ju Diana Tai (2013) a postdoctoral researcher for Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching (CTLT) as well as an instructor teaching teacher preparation courses, including CI556/456 Integrating Technology into the Reading and Language Arts Curriculum, CI201-Digital Learning in PK-6 Classroom, CI 280B Field Experience in Digital Learning, and CI454 Emerging Technologies in Digital Learning. Her main research focuses on Teacher Education in CALL (through TPACK-in-Action Model) and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK). Her interests also include technology integration in learning and teaching pronunciation, oral communication, and writing. Her research has been presented in a number of conferences, including CALICO, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE), and Midwest Association of Language Learning Technology (MWALLT).
Major Professor: Volker Hegelheimer
Dissertation title: From TPACK-in-Action Workshops to English Classrooms: CALL Competencies Developed and Adopted into Classroom Teaching