World Languages and Cultures Affiliated Faculty

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Mohammed Aldawood Instructor CAS - World Languages and Cultures

Professor Aldawood is a native Arabic speaker born and raised in Saudi Arabia. After obtaining a BA in Accounting from the University of Oregon, he went on to pursue an MA in Arabic with an emphasis o

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Robin Barr Linguist-in-Residence CAS-World Lang and Cultures

Prof. Barr holds a PhD in Linguistics from Harvard with concentrations in both Indo-European and psycholinguistics. Her research on morphology involves the relationship between language learning and l

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Susan George Professorial Lecturer Global and Immersive Studies, Office of

Dr. Susan George has taught in Writing, EAP, ESL, and Literature programs in the United States, Canada, and Japan. She has been involved in both teaching and curriculum development in EAP and ESL. Her

Valerie Guyen Croquez Adjunct Professorial Lect

Instructor Bio: Born from a vietnamese father and a french mother, I was raised in France, 5 kilometers outside Paris. I am an alumni of Sciences Po Paris. I worked for 8 years in financial department

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Jennifer Himmel Adjunct Instructor

Jennifer Himmel is interested in the ways that students learning in two languages mediate language and literacy acquisition through peer-peer interaction. Her recent research focuses on helping elemen

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Irina Hobbs Adjunct Instructor

Irina Yankovskaya earned her degree in Linguistics and Teaching at Immanuel Kant State University of Russia (Kaliningrad, Russia). While at Kant State, she taught English at a local high school. In 20

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Shin Hye Lee Adjunct Instructor

Shinhye Lee is an instructor of the Korean Program in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at American University, where she teaches courses on Elementary Korean I & II in Fall and Spring se

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Courtney Pollack Associate Director, Au Centers Abroad AU Abroad

A life-long Francophile, Courtney began her international adventure on a summer study abroad program while she was in high school in Annecy, France. After that experience, she decided to pursue her lo

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Abdelrahim Salih Adjunct Professorial Lect

Professorial Lecturer Anthropologist and Linguist

Kayoko Shibata Adjunct Instructor

Current project interest includes:Similarities between Japanese and Korean languages, helping Japanese language learners. Prior to American University, Kayoko Shibata worked for the World Bank for 18

Mary Spanarkel Adjunct Instructor

Mary Spanarkel is a Research Assistant at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC. She previously served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Washington English Center, a comm

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