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Department of Second Language Studies
Sun-Young Shin

Sun-Young Shin, Ph.D. is the director of the Language Assessment Lab. He received a Ph.D. in applied linguistics with a focus on language assessment from UCLA in 2007. Visit Dr. Shin's faculty page here.

i-Lu Kuo

Yi-Lu Kuo is a 3rd year doctoral student in the department of Literacy, Culture and Language Education and 2nd year master student in Chinese Language Pedagogy. Her research interests are pedagogy and testing in Chinese as a foreign language.

Stacy Sabraw

Stacy Sabraw is in her second-year of the M.A. TESOL & Applied Linguistics program in the Department of Second Language Studies. Her research interests include the integration of assessment and instruction in second language pedagogy, test authenticity, and performance-based assessment.

Ryan Lidster

Ryan Lidster is a second-year MA TESOL and Applied Linguistics student from Vancouver, Canada with experience in Japanese EFL, French FL, and French immersion instructional environments. His interests include assessment design, washback, language policy, teacher training, materials development and use, L2 phonological acquisition, dynamic assessment, and Complex Systems Theory.

Yuta Mori

Yuta Mori is a second-year master student in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. He has interests in the interface between explicit and implicit knowledge, impact of task variables, and development of tests and other instruments for language proficiency measurement.

Yu-Chen Lin

Yu-Chen Tina Lin is a doctoral student in the department of Literacy, Culture and Language Education. Her research interests in language assessment include designing web-based language teaching, learning and assessment environments, creating and evaluating scoring rubrics for performance tasks, and examining construct validity and reliability of different tests. Her dissertation research focuses on exploring how Taiwanese EFL learners perform on integrated reading and writing tests and relationships among potential related factors.

Rebecca Yeager

Rebecca Yeager is a second year M.A. student in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. Her research interests include second language reading, complex systems theory, and dynamic assessment.