Past Staff

Past Staff

The AELRC is fortunate to have worked with talented staff members and student researchers on a regular basis, and we keep them in the AELRC family even when they have moved on to new work!

Elizabeth Zonarich

Research Associate

Şeyma Toker

Graduate Research Assistant

Rima Elabdali

Graduate Research Assistant

Margaret Borowczyk

Graduate Research Assistant

Dr. Nic Subtirelu

Professor of Linguistics

Vashti Lee

Research Associate

Valentina Michelotti

Research Associate

Olivia Stevens

Research Associate

Yi-Ju Lin

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Yilun Zhu

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Camille Kurtz

Research Associate

Amy Kim

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Meghan Birch

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Ryan Blair

Research Associate

University of Arizona

Viggo Cheng

Graduate Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Melissa Cheston

Research Associate; Center for Applied Linguistics

Center for Applied Linguistics

Yulkiana Delgado Gonzalez

Business Manager

WMATA

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

Md. Jahurul Islam

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Zhuosi Luo

Graduate Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Dr. Todd McKay

Graduate Student Research Assistant

St. George’s University

Rachel Myers

Research Associate

Center for Applied Linguistics

Mina Niu

Research Associate

Center for Applied Linguistics

Josephine Onah

Business Manager

Student Employment Office

Emily Ressler

Research Associate

Epic

Margaret Anne Rowe

Research Associate; Center for Applied Linguistics

National Association of Independent Schools

Ayşenur Sağdiç

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Dr. Shoko Sasayama

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Educational Testing Service

Dr. Young-A Son

Analytics and Assessment Specialist

Research Associate, Center for Applied Linguistics

University of California, Davis

Yasser Teimouri

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Tyler True

PhD candidate

Northern Arizona University

Dr. Francesca Venezia

Dr. Yiran Xu

Assistant Professor

University of California, Merced

Jeremy Wegner

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Georgetown University

Drew Wildes

Research Intern, Center for Applied Linguistics

St. Mary’s Ryken

Past Directors

Dr. John Norris

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.

Educational Testing Service

Dr. John McE. Davis

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.

Educational Testing Service

Dr. Margaret Malone

Margaret E. Malone (Ph.D., Georgetown University) served as the Director of the AELRC from 2016 – 2021 and was involved with the center since its founding in 2014. As Director, she led projects related to the Seal of Biliteracy, C-Test development, program evaluation, and language assessment literacy. She is now the Director of Assessment and Research at ACTFL.

ACTFL: Assessment, Research, and Development


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