Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri March 2015
Laval, Québec City, Québec July
University, Saint Louis, Missouri May
University, Saint Louis, Missouri May
Director of the
Language Resource Center 2008
Specialist at The Vandover Group 2004
at Bourdelle High School 2003
Technologist at Webster University 2001
Technology Showcase: Multilingual Online Speech Recognition with iSpraak; presented at the 2016 CALICO (Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium) Conference.
Webinar: Adaptive Language Placement with SLUPE; presented to the Liberal Arts Consortium on Online Learning (LACOL). The Consortium is a partnership of Amherst, Carleton, Claremont McKenna, Haverford, Pomona, Swarthmore, Vassar, and Williams colleges. February 2015.
Article: "iSpraak: Automated Online Pronunciation Feedback," in FLTmag: A magazine on technology integration in the world language classroom. Mag., November 2015. Web.
Keynote Speaker : Saint Louis University’s 1818 Advanced College Credit Program Event, presentation: "Instructional Technology for Language Educators"
Presentation: "Re-purposing Speech-to-Text APIs for Evaluating Student Pronunciation" at FLEAT VI (Foreign Language Education and Technology)
Project : iSpraak - Web application to evaluate target-language pronunciation featuring speech-to-text comparative algorithms and integration with authentic speech sample databases. Development ongoing, details available at www.ispraak.com. Fall 2014-Present
Dissertation Awarded Distinction: Increasing Placement Proficiency Test Reliability Through Data-Driven Criterion-Referenced Adaptive Assessments, Spring 2015.
Project : VoiceRater - Web application to support SLA research of accent impressions by native and non-native speakers in Spanish and English. Spring 2014.
Project : DuoVox - Web application that facilitates student recordings. Spring 2014.
Presentation: "Criterion-referenced Placement Tests" at IALLT (International Association for Language Learning Technology)
Presentation: "Placement Test Development" at SOCALLT (South Central Association for Language Learning Technology)
Podcast : Created the CALICO Audio Journal podcast that features an audio archive of the journal's printed articles, reviews, and editorials.
Article : The Placement Predicament : Foreign Language Proficiency Assessments. Thai TESOL Bulletin, 22(1), 63-71. Fall 2012.
Textbook : Ancillary material writer for 9th Edition of French textbook Contacts released by Houghton Mifflin, 2013.
Presentation : "Le rôle et la présence de la mémoire au fil du XXme" at annual AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) Convention.
Project : NanoVox– Designed, programmed, and released foreign language software to assist in management and creation of multimedia activities. March 2012.
Presentation : "Using online formative assessments to guide tense learning" for KFLC Conference (Kentucky Foreign Language Conference)
Article: "How tablets accelerate the ease of learning a foreign language," in the tablet business magazine TabTimes. Mag., 18 January 2012. Web.
Keynote Speaker : Saint Louis
University’s 1818 Advanced College Credit Program Event, "Focus on
Technology Consultant : 2011 MIDTESOL
Conference, Gateway to Global Citizenship, hosted at Saint Louis University,
Saint Louis, Missouri
Presentation : “Assessing Assessments: In Pursuit of
Perfect Placement” for KFLC (Kentucky Foreign Language Conference)
Project : SLUPE – Designed and programmed an adaptive proficiency placement exam known as SLUPE (Saint Louis University Placement Exam). Patent #US8684746 issued April 2014, development ongoing: August 2009 – Present
Conference : SWALLT (Southwest Association for Language
Learning Technology) and NWALLT (Northwest Association for Language Learning
Technology) 2010 Joint Conference: Sustainable Language Learning Technology at Reed
College, Portland, Oregon
Presentation : “Evaluations de compétence en langue étrangère avec Web 2.0” presented for NEALLT (Northeast Association for Language Learning Technology) at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, Spring 2010
Presentation : “Etude de la mémoire dans La Cliente de Pierre Assouline” presented at the 6th Annual French and Spanish Graduate-Undergraduate Student Symposium, Saint Louis University, Spring 2008
Presentation : “Misogynie à la médiévale” presented at 5th Annual French and Spanish Graduate-Undergraduate Student Symposium, Saint Louis University, Spring 2007
Graduate Admissions Assistantship awarded, Saint Louis University, Summer 2006
Selected by Webster University Foreign Language Department for Teaching Assistantship in Montauban, France, Spring 2003
Near-native proficiency in French, proficient in Spanish, and some studies in Latin, Ancient Greek, German, Russian, and Portuguese.
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