Dr. Scholten has a BA and MA in Dutch Linguistics and Literature from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also holds a Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential in Speech-Language Pathology from the State of California. Her dissertation focused on auxiliary verb phenomena in Germanic languages.
Dr. Scholten teaches the undergraduate and graduate courses in Phonetics and Phonology (Ling 402 and Ling 501) at CSUN as well as courses in First and Second Language Acquisition (Ling 417), Languages in Contact (Ling 427) and Semantics and Pragmatics (Ling 408). She also also be teaches the Liberal Studies Gateway course (LRS 300. She is an active member of the Linguistics Program Committee and currently the assessment liaison for the program. Her linguistic interests lie in the areas of phonology, language acquisition, language disorders and the applications of linguistics in Elementary and Secondary education.