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Curriculum Vitae

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Educación Formal Formal Education
Trabajo actual Current Position
Trabajos anteriores Previous Positions
Charlas por Invitación Invited Talks
Experiencia de Investigación/Trabajo de Campo Research/Field-work Experience
Honores y Premios Honors and Awards
Lenguajes Languages

Año / Year Título-Institución / Diploma-Institution
Educación Formal / Formal Education
2003 – present

Ph.D. double major in Linguistics (TESOL and Applied Linguistics) and Hispanic Linguistics (expected graduation date May 2009).
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Dissertation Title: Syntactic Variation: The case of copula choice in Limón, Costa Rica
Dissertation Committee: Manuel Díaz-Campos (Chair), Kimberly Geeslin, Ken Kelley, Beverly Hartford, Harry L. Gradman.

2005 – 2006

M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Specific areas: Sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Syntax
MA exams committee: Manuel Díaz-Campos (Chair), Kimberly Geeslin, Joseph Clancy Clements

2000 – 2004

M.A. in TESOL and Applied Linguistics
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Specific Area: ESL Grammar
Thesis: A revised approach to teaching the English tense and aspect system based on empirical evidence from the field of second language acquisition and a critical review of current pedagogical practice .
Coursework finished in 2002, Thesis defended in 2004
MA Thesis committee: Harry L. Gradman (Chair), Beverly Hartford, Daniel J. Reed.

1997 – 2000

Licenciatura (MA equivalent) en Lingüística Aplicada (finished coursework)
Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica

1991 – 1995

Bachiller en la Enseñanza del Inglés
Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica

Trabajo Actual / Current Position
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2004 – present Associate Instructor of Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University
1998 – present Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, Escuela de Literatura y Ciencias del Lenguaje, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica (on study leave)
Trabajos anteriores / Previous Positions
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2003 – 2004 Research Assistant, Language Testing Laboratory, Department of TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Indiana University
2001 – 2004 Spanish Foreign Language Instructor. People’s University, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, Bloomington-IN
1990 – 1998 Foreign Language Instructor, Ministerio de Educación Pública, Costa Rica
Charlas por Invitación / Invited Talks
2008 Applied Liguistics research techniques and data collection procedures . Universidad Internacional de las Américas (UIA). San José, Costa Rica.
Experiencia de Investigación-Trabajo de Campo / Research-Field Work Experience
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Summer 2008

Research Assistant
Dr. Elizabeth Winkler
Collected oral data in Limón, Costa Rica

2007 - 2008

Field Research
Dissertation Field Work
Collected 57 20-minute oral interviews

Summer 2006

S105 Intensive Beginner Spanish material creator and proofreader. Indiana University
Dr. Juan Manuel Soto Arribi
Created items, embedded audio for the Ancla project of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Proyecto Ancla i s a technology-enhanced instructional project developed by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University, Bloomington. Its purpose is to enhance the content and evaluation aspects of language and culture courses through innovative uses of technology, customized for learners of Spanish as an additional tool for classroom instruction.

2002 - 2005

Language Testing Consultant. Second Language Testing Inc.
Prof. Daniel Reed and Prof. Charles Stansfield
Created items, field-tested the adaptation to Spanish of the Modern Language Aptitude Test for Elementary Schools (MLAT-E to MLAT-ES), applied and coordinated the validation of the MLAT-ES in Costa Rica.

2002 - 2004 Research Assistant. Language Testing Laboratory. Indiana University
Prof. Harry L Gradman and Prof. Daniel Reed.
Summer 2002

Research Assistant. Speech and Hearing Laboratory. Indiana University
Prof. Raquel Andersen
Collected oral data from primary school children and transcribed data collection sessions using CHILDES code.

Honores y Premios / Honors and Awards
Indice / Index
2003 - present Associate Instructorship to finish Ph.D. in Linguistics and subsequent M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics. Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Indiana University.
2007 Agapito Rey Travel Grant to participate in the Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities ($400). Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Indiana University.
2000 - 2002 Fulbright-LASPAU Scholarship for M.A. in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. United States Department of State. Cambridge, MA.
Lenguajes / Languages
English - Near-native
Spanish - native
French - Beginner Speaking, Reading proficiency
Latin - reading proficiency
Albania - knowledge of structure


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