Linguistics Faculty

Vincent PalozziVincent J. Palozzi – Linguistics Director
(PhD, Indiana University Bloomington)
Areas: Discourse Analysis, Research Methods in Sociolinguistics, Language Planning and Policy, Sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, TESOL Pedagogy

Tony Cimasko

Tony Cimasko (PhD, Purdue University)
Lecturer in English and ESL Composition Coordinator
Areas: Second-language writing, participation by second language learners in mixed L1/L2 classrooms, multimodal composing, and mismatches between student expectations and writing program standards

Gwendolyn Etter-LewisGwendolyn Etter-Lewis (PhD, University of Michigan)
Professor of English, Black World Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Areas: African-American Women in the 1920s, Contemporary African Women’s Studies, Leadership and Education in African Cultures, Oral Narratives

LuMing MaoLuMing R. Mao (PhD, University of Minnesota)
Professor of English and Asian/Asian American Studies; Department Chair
Areas: Asian/Asian American rhetorics, comparative rhetorics, Chinese rhetorics, sociolinguistics

Patrick MurphyPatrick Murphy (PhD, University of Wisconsin)
Associate Professor of English and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Areas: Old and Middle English literature, Medievalism, History of the English Language, Comics and Graphic Novels

Jacquelyn RahmanJacquelyn Rahman (PhD Stanford University)
Areas: Sociolinguistics, Syntactic and lexical analysis, African-American English, Pidgins and creoles


Linguists in other Departments
Daryl Baldwin, Myaamia Project
David J. Beard, Spanish
Elizabeth M. Bergman, German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
James Bielo, Anthropology
Marisol del-Teso-Craviotto, Spanish and Portuguese
Amber Franklin, Speech Pathology & Audiology
John Jeep, German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
David Francis Motta, Spanish and Portuguese
Leighton C. Peterson, Anthropology
Zara Torlone, Classics
Kenneth Wireback, Spanish