• Department of Linguistics / TESL

Faculty & Staff

The Department of Linguistics/TESL is an interdisciplinary department. The department is headed by a full-time member of the CSUN faculty who serves as Department Chair. There is an advisory committee of faculty drawn from a number of schools and programs on campus. Their role is to make department policies, review curriculum, mentor students, and teach courses in the department. These faculty are shown below along with a listing of their areas of academic expertise.


NameEmailAreas of Specialization
Rebecca Andrade
Lecturer in Linguistics
rebecca.andrade@csun.eduLING 113: Approaches to University Writing
Shartriya Collier
Dept. of Elementary Education
TESOL pedagogy, gender and second language acquisition, immigrant family literacy, English language learners in elementary contexts, content-based instruction, bilingual and transcultural education
Anne Crawford
Lecturer in Linguistics
anne.crawford@csun.eduLING 113: Approaches to University Writing
Joseph Galasso
Lecturer in Linguistics
first and second language acquisition, syntax, morphological processing
Shadi Ganjavi
Lecturer in Linguistics
shadi.ganjavi@csun.edusyntax, syntax/semantics interface, language development, Persian linguistics
John Gides
Lecturer in Linguistics
 john.gides@csun.edufirst and second language acquisition, neurolinguistics, TESL pedagogy and assessment, language contact, language change
Anna Dina L. Joaquin
Dept. of Linguistics/TESL
anna.joaquin@csun.edufirst and second language acquisition, neurobiology of language, TESL pedagogy, language socialization, discourse analysis
Bessie Karras-Lazaris
Intensive English Program
Intensive English Program administration, ESL teacher training
Stephanie Hyeri Kim
Dept. of Linguistics/TESL analysis, interactional linguistics, TESL/TEFL pedagogy, qualitative methods
Sharon Klein
Dept. of English & Dept. of Linguistics/TESL
sharon.klein@csun.edulinguistic theory, syntax, educational linguistics, child language development
Rebecca Litke
Dept. of Communication Studies
rebecca.litke@csun.eduethnography and communication, qualitative methods, intercultural communication
Kenneth V. Luna
Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
kenneth.luna@csun.eduphonetics, acoustics, laboratory phonology, intonation, prosodic typology, Sp_ToBI, Caribbean linguistics, Romance linguistics
Mona Macki
Lecturer in Linguistics
mona.macki@csun.eduLING 417: Language Development and Acquisition
Terrie Mathis
Lecturer in Linguistics
terrie.mathis@csun.edudiscourse analysis, pedagogical grammar
Evelyn McClave
Dept. of Linguistics/TESL
gesture in the context of speech, cognitive linguistics, American Sign Language, discourse analysis
David J. Medeiros
Dept. of Linguistics/TESL
david.medeiros@csun.edusyntax, syntax/semantics interface, morphology, Polynesian linguistics
Laura Ruth-Hirrel
Dept. of Linguistics/TESL
semantics and pragmatics
Ana Sánchez Muñoz
Dept. of Chicana/o Studies
language variation and change, sociolinguistics, language contact, bilingualism, Spanish in the U.S.
Tineke Scholten
Lecturer in Linguistics
phonology, language disorders, linguistics and education
Wendy Snyder
Lecturer in Linguistics
wendy.snyder@csun.eduJapanese linguistics, Japanese pedagogy, first language acquisition
Hyung-Jo Yoon
Dept. of Linguistics/TESL
hyungjo.yoon@csun.edusecond language writing, task-based language teaching, corpus linguistics, and computational text analysis