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Email: aelrc [æt] georgetown.edu

Phone: (202) 687-6334

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Address:
Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center
1421 37th St. NW
Georgetown University
Poulton Hall #227
Washington, D.C., 20057
United States


PEOPLE

 Director

Dr. Meg Malone
Dr. Margaret E. Malone

Director (2016- )
Georgetown University

Margaret E. Malone (Ph.D., Georgetown University) is Director of the AELRC and Research Professor at Georgetown. She is also Director of the Center for Assessment, Research and Development at ACTFL. She has more than two decades of experience in language test development and teacher training through both online and face-to-face methods, data collection and survey research, and program evaluation. Her current research focuses on language assessment literacy, oral proficiency assessment and the relative difficulty of learning different languages.

Founding Directors

Dr. John Norris
Dr. John Norris

Founding Director, Georgetown University (2014-2016)

Senior Research Director
Educational Testing Service

John Norris was the founding Principal Investigator and Director of the AELRC at its inception in 2014. He is now a Principal Research Scientist at the Educational Testing Service. His primary research interests include educational uses of language assessment, program evaluation, task-based language teaching, and research synthesis. 

Dr. John McE. Davis

Founding Co-Director, Georgetown University (2013-2016)

Research Scientist
Educational Testing Service

John McE. Davis was one of the founding members of the AELRC at its inception in 2014. He is a Research Scientist in the English Language Learning and Assessment Center at the Educational Testing Service. His research interests are in task-based language teaching, teacher training, language assessment, and program evaluation.

Staff

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Yulkiana Delgado Gonzalez
Program Manager, AELRC




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Francesca Di Silvio
Senior Project Manager






Anne Donovan

Anne Donovan
Senior Consultant, AELRC

Anne has worked with the AELRC since its inception in 2014, and with the Language Resource Centers since 2008. An alumna of the Georgetown Department of Linguistics, her work at CAL and the AELRC has primarily focused on language assessment, less commonly taught languages, study abroad, and professional development for language teachers.

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Dr. Leah Graham
Associate Director, AELRC (2018- )
Associate Director of Assessment, Research, and Development, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages


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Dr. Meg Montee
Associate Director, AELRC (2018- )
Director, Performance-Based Language Assessment, Center for Applied Linguistics

Meg holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language from Georgetown. As a Senior Research Associate at CAL, she leads the research, development, and scoring of large-scale speaking assessments, specializing in the development of performance-based language assessments. During the 2014-18 funding cycle, she served as the acting assistant director for the AELRC, leading all of CAL’s activities. She frequently presents at testing and applied linguistics conferences and works extensively with educators, providing professional development and technical assistance about language assessment. Dr. Montee supports Dr. Malone in the day-to-day management of the AELRC and will lead the coordination of all outreach and professional development efforts.

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Dr. Nic Subtirelu
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University

Dr. Nic Subtirelu (Ph.D., Georgia State University), an assistant professor of linguistics at Georgetown, heads up the student learning outcomes assessment and test development projects related to the Seal of Biliteracy. Dr. Subtirelu teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on second language acquisition, language teaching methods, and language policy, and his research explores the politics of language education, considering in particular how well language education serves groups marginalized along lines of race and socioeconomic status. His most recent research explores whether initiatives such as the Seal of Biliteracy and dual language immersion benefit students classified as English language learners, students of color, and students from low-income households. Dr. Subtirelu has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and other venues, and he is co-editor of a forthcoming book on race in dual language immersion. As part of the AELRC, Dr. Subtirelu conducts research on the influences of the Seal of Biliteracy on high school students, teachers, and administrators. He also conducts research to recommend new languages for the Seal, based on census data, community language school enrollment, and demand from the field. With Dr. Malone, he works on efforts to investigate the articulation of the Seal from high school to university.

Student Researchers

Margaret Borowczyk

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Melissa Cheston

Research Affiliate

Georgetown University

Amy Kim

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Past Research Affiliate, Center for Applied Linguistics

Georgetown University

Rachel Myers

Research Affiliate

Georgetown University

Ayşenur Sağdiç

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Bradford Salen

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Şeyma Toker

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Yiran Xu

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Past Staff

The AELRC is fortunate to work with new graduate students every semester, and we keep them in the AELRC family even when they have moved on to new assignments!

Meghan Birch

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Ryan Blair

Research Affiliate

University of Arizona

John Chi

Research Assistant; Center for Applied Linguistics

English Language Programs

Randi Dermo

Research and Development Intern

Peace Corps

Dr. Bart Deygers

Visiting Researcher

University of Leuven, Belgium

Dr. Anastasia Drackert

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Ruhr University Bochum

Rima Elabdali

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Md. Jahurul Islam

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Todd McKay

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Josephine Onah

Business Manager, AELRC

Student Employment Office

Mina Niu

Research Affiliate

Center for Applied Linguistics

Emily Ressler

Research Affiliate

Epic

Margaret Anne Rowe

Research Affiliate; Center for Applied Linguistics

National Association of Independent Schools

Dr. Shoko Sasayama

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Educational Testing Service

Dr. Young A Son

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Research Affiliate, Center for Applied Linguistics

Foreign Service Institute

Yasser Teimouri

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Derek Reagan

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Tyler True

Program Manager; Center for Applied Linguistics

Northern Arizona University

Francesca Venezia

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Jeremy Wegner

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Drew Wildes

Research Intern, Center for Applied Linguistics

St. Mary’s Ryken

Advisory Board

Dr. Sara Cushing

Senior Faculty Associate for Assessment of Student Learning Assessment and Accreditation, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Professor of Applied Linguistics

Georgia State University

Dr. Sharon Fechter

Associate editor, Hispania

Dean of Humanities
Professor of Spanish

Montgomery College

Dr. Gregory Fulkerson

Director, Language Acquisition Workgroup

Delaware Department of Education

Dr. Celeste Kinginger

Professor of Applied Linguistics

Pennsylvania State University

Dr. John Norris

Senior Research Director

Educational Testing Service


Founding Advisory Board, 2014-2018

Dr. Lance Askildson

Provost

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Dr. Gregory Fulkerson

Director, Language Acquisition Workgroup

Delaware Department of Education

Dr. Kimi Kondo-Brown

Associate Dean, College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature
Professor of Japanese Language & Linguistics

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Dr. Judith Liskin-Gasparro

Associate Professor Emerita

University of Iowa