I am a second year PhD student in the Second Language Studies (SLS) program at Michigan State University.
I am originally from a small, rural town in southwest Arkansas. I have a BA from Hendrix College in Mathematics and a MA from Lancaster University in Language Testing. I have lived in Japan, Spain, and China, and I have worked in a number of capacities in language education, including teaching EFL, teacher training, item writing, speaking and writing examining, conference planning, and language assessment literacy workshops.
At MSU, I serve as editorial assistant for the journal Language Testing under co-editors Paula Winke and Luke Harding. I have also worked with Paula Winke and Tineke Brunfaut as assistant to the editors for an upcoming Routledge edited volume The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Assessment and Language Testing. My primary research interests center around language testing and assessment, particularly in the assessment of speaking. A growing interest of mine is in the role nonverbal behavior plays in perceptions of language proficiency.
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