Applied Linguistics MA graduates

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Anne Bertolini


Megan Brown

Enrolled in the PhD program at BU

Max Kaplan

Enrolled in the PhD program at UC Santa Cruz

Deborah Waughtal

(Jan) Adjunct instructor, Showa, Boston


I Lei Chan

English Instructor at City University of Macau

Lauren Gerrish

Program Coordinator at Amazon

Nina Hrebenko

Senior Program Coordinator, Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law, Boston University

Kayleigh Jeannette

Program Coordinator & Teacher at ASC English

Brenden Layte

(Sep) Current Position: Senior Development Editor at National Geographic Learning


Kendra Dickinson

PhD Student in Hispanic Linguistics at Ohio State University


Eunju Bang

Joanna Bruso

Yu-Shan Cheng

Lecturer in Chinese at Columbia University;

Elizabeth Grillo

Legal Assistant at Liberty Mutual Insurance

Alexandria Huckaby

Kyle Jepson

Product Specialist at Hubspot;

Karen Laakko

Phonetic Transcriber at Collabera Amazon

Solomon Posner III

Program Coordinator at BU Physics Department


Will Orman

English Teaching Assistant at University of Gaziantep, Turkey

Elizabeth Rosenstein (Leo)

Lab Manager, Experimental Syntax & Semantics Lab at MIT;

Matthew Valleau

MS in Speech-Language Pathology, May 2016, BU SAR


Sarah Baiz

Owner and translator at Lingua Scientia, Translations for the life sciences;

Rachel Benedict

Elementary Teacher at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School

Alia Biller

PhD Student in Second Language Acquisition at the University of Maryland;

Eleanor Goldman

Entered PhD program in Linguistics, CUNY, in 2013

Rachel Hawkes

Senior project manager, Morningside translations;

Jason Lucas

Graduate student, BU Engineering, MS in General Engineering

Kathleen Reilly

Speech-Language Pathologist; Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine;


Esther Chung

Pursuing a doctoral degree in Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins

Amelia Kimball

Now a graduate student in Linguistics PhD program at the University of Illinois;

Hyun Suk Sung

Now a PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Arizona;


Nicholas Danis

Received his PhD in Linguistics from Rutgers University; Lecturer in Linguistics at Washington University in St. Louis starting in Spring 2019;

Kathryn Franich

Completed her PhD in Linguistics at the University of Chicago on The Interaction of Prominence, Rhythm, and Tone in Medumba. She has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware, starting in fall 2018.

Cynthia Goodman

Linguist at UFA, Inc.

Sierra Laidman

Business Manager at

Andrew Lord

ESL Teacher at Taunton Public Schools, Waltham, Massachusetts

Kathryn Mesh

PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin


Anna Belew

PhD candidate in Linguistics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Harvey Chan

Associate editor, Oxford University Press

Eileen Gessner

Kathryn Good

Whitney Rios

Speech Language Pathologist at Renewal Rehab (following graduate work at Purdue)


Jane Chandlee

Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Haverford College in Haverford, PA; Computational linguist, specializing in theoretical phonology; earned a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Delaware (Strictly Local Phonological Processes);

Michelle Franchini

Michael Kaplan


Rebecca Shepardson

Undergraduate Academic Administrator, Comparative Media Studies and Writing at MIT; and part-time editorial assistant for the theoretical computer science journal Information and Computation.

Sutthinee Tangsajjanuraks

Teacher at The SEA-LAC Trade Center, Bangkok Metropolitan Area, Thailand

Gudrun-Marion Westgate

Development officer, WGBH (earned an MBA at BU after her MA in Applied Linguistics)


Nehrir Khan

Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh


Quinn Duffy

Education management; works at Alma

Tomoko Izumi

Program Manager at Microsoft Development Co., Ltd (Japan). Received her PhD in Informatics from Kyoto University (Research in Natural Language Processing, specialized in Japanese predicate analysis; Thesis Title: Normalization and Similarity Recognition of Complex Predicate Phrases).

Tatiana Magnitskaia

Lin Themelis

Senior IRB Analyst, BU

Christina Weaver

Now a PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Chicago

Colleen Zaller

Educator, researcher, and editor at AdLit PD


David Bamman

Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley. Previously senior researcher in computational linguistics for the Perseus Project

Nives Dal Bo'-Wheeler

Marjorie Hogan


Manuella Clark-Cotton

Erin Gabrielson

Earned her PhD at Pepperdine University. Then taught at CCV (Community College of Vermont).

Sharla, M. Mylar

Admissions Counselor at Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Deborah Perry

Interpreter, BU and Northeastern University. Adjunct Faculty, American Sign Language Linguistics, Northeastern U.


Ahmad Abu-Awad

Faculty member, Department of English Language and Literature, Birzeit University

Eliani Benaion

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Education Studies/Applied Linguistics- Tenure-track - at Rhode Island College.

Jean Crawford

Software Engineer, Intel Corporation; "Multilingual theoretical and computational linguist with expertise in experimental design, corpus annotation and analysis, quantitative data analysis and natural language processing (NLP)." (PhD in Linguistics, University of Connecticut, 2012. Developmental Perspectives on the Acquisition of the Passive).

Patricia Crockett

Gregory Garretson

BU PhD in Applied Linguistics, 2010. Current Position: Senior Lecturer in the English Department, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Jaemin Roh

Senior lecturer in Korean, BU

Tobin Skinner

Developer, Amilia; (PhD in Linguistics, 2009, McGill University. Investigations of Downward Movement.)

Bing Lin Zhao


Barbara Beachley

Consultant and Director of Survey Research, ISM (Independent School Management)

Elaine Cantor

Annabel Mary Greenhill

Research Associate, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy, Studies (ICRHPS) / Center for Health Solutions/Program on Health, Work and Productivity, Tufts Medical Center

Tomoko Ishizuka

Full-time Lecturer, School of Global Studies, Tama University, Japan. Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010: "Toward a Unified Analysis of the Passive in Japanese: A Cartographic Minimalist Approach"

Marlana Patton

Vice President, Community Programs & Communications at Peregrine Energy Group

Kumi Yasui


Amalia Jiva

Lecturer, Director of Writing Center at University of Michigan; Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute

Jahna Otterbacher

Assistant Professor and academic coordinator of the M.Sc. in Social Information Systems at the Open University of Cyprus. Doctorate in Information from the U. of Michigan, where she was a member of the Computational Linguistics and Information Retrieval (CLAIR) research group. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of social computing, communication science and data science. She analyzes behavioral and language traces left by users of information systems in order to better facilitate their interactions with others, as well as their access to information.

Christine Tridente

Vice President and Publisher at ePublishingPartners, Inc.


Aimee Alnet Johansen

Assistant professor in the English program in the Department of Languages and International Culture at Telecom Bretagne since March of 2009; took over as head of the English section in 2012. PhD 2009 in Linguistics from U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign ("The Clause Structure of the Shimaore Dialect of Comorian (Bantu)")

Tamara Neuberger

Marcela Schulz-Zapata

Daniela Sosa

Hsiao-Mei Yeh


Alyssa Therese Adreani

Director, Spiritual Care Department, Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Tracey Holloway

Judith Labath

Lecturer of ASL, UNC, Greensboro

Calin Mathewson

We are terribly saddened to learn of her passing: Calin Mathewson Taylor obituary

Barbora Skarabela

BU PhD in Applied Linguistics, 2007. Postdoctoral researcher in the Language Evolution and Computation Research Unit (LEC) at The University of Edinburgh

Fang-Ping Yeh

Freelance researcher and English language tutor, Taiwan. MEd, 2003, Teachers College, Columbia U.; PhD, 2012, Literacy, Culture and Language Education, Indiana U., Bloomington.


Sarah Catherine Howell

BU PhD in Applied Linguistics, 2007. Current Position: Instructional Director, Literacy Source, Seattle, WA

Kyung In Kim

Anastasia Stagianou

Speech-language Pathologist/Founder, LOGODIKTYO, Greece


Stacie Alimenti

Kristine Gilchrist-Minasidis

Director of the BU Service Center

Elizabeth Hughes

Student Coordinator at Rosie's Place, Boston, MA

Savvas Kantartzis

Maia Mesnil

Now Maia Aytac. Principal UI Designer for Nuance - works on Multilingual Voice User Interface Design Localization in Providence, RI. Background: Multilingual Design and Localization Expertise (Multimodal & multilingual interfaces for mobile and desktop products; IVR localization; Language Principal for French and Spanish; Localization management for multiple languages; Experience includes: Prompt localization, VUI enhancements, Tuning, Usability testing, Voice talent coaching, Text To Speech tuning, Grammars and NLU development support, Marketing collateral localization, QA testing, and more).

Andrew James Stringfellow

Institutional Research Officer at University of Californa, San Diego


Monica Glina

Faculty member, Montclair State University. Awarded in 2012 a three-year postdoctoral fellowship with the University of Oslo in Norway. Part of a research group that focuses on different aspects of literacy, such as beginning reading skills and text comprehension among postsecondary students.

Joo-In Huang

Robert G. Lee

Senior Lecturer, Course Leader PG, University of Central Lancashire, UK


Clara Kluge

Laraine Prasinos Lippincott

Yoga instructor with Emerson Hospital

Dmitry Orlov

Engineer and writer