Research and Teaching Assistantships


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Guided Research Experience

Research Co-Mentor, Spring 2014-present

  • Mentored three undergraduate students completing research for their Honors’ Theses with Dr. Storkel.
  • Mentored two graduate students in completing research experiences.
  • Trained students in research methods, data collection and data analysis.
  • Met with students weekly and communicated via email to discuss the various stages and procedures of the project.

Graduate Research Assistant—KAW Story Project (DC012824), 2013-Present

  • Conducted standardized assessments and carried out research protocols with study participants.
  • Worked cooperatively with the research team to refine research protocols based on pilot information and experience.
  • Developed materials for use in data collection and processing.
  • Developed and prepared testing and treatment materials.

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant—Applied English Center, 2012-2013

  • Taught “Reading and Writing for the Academic Purpose” in the first level of the Applied English Center at the University of Kansas.
  • Managed all aspects of teaching, including development of curriculum and materials, grading, student-teacher conferences and proficiency test preparation.
  • Teaching strategies were designed to accommodate and take advantage of linguistic similarities and differences between the students’ native languages and English.
  • Assisted in administering and scoring the proficiency tests at the beginning and end of each semester.

Student Assistant and Tutor                                                                         2011-2012

  • Assisted instructors who are teaching academic English to international students with the Applied English Center at the University of Kansas.
  • Attended English classes with students, lead small group discussions and aid in semantic, phonetic and syntactic development of students.
  • Conducted weekly individual tutorial sessions in the areas of speaking, listening, grammar and

Spanish Instructor                                                                                              2011-2012

  • Taught three courses in Spanish one evening a week for the City of Lawrence Parks & Recreation Department
  • Taught a wide range of age groups including children aged 3-5, children aged 6-12 and adults 16 and older.
  • Developed curriculum and materials for each course.

Graduate Teaching Assistant–Linguistics 110: Language & Mind       2009-2011

  • Taught four weekly discussion sections which include exploring the basics of linguistics in addition to providing supplemental materials to students and providing one-on-one interaction in a smaller group environment.
  • Aided in the administering and grading of exams, as well as the maintenance of a Blackboard site for the course.