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Dean’s medalist becomes a linguistics professor across the globe  

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    Dr. Jason Brown, Fresno State alum, Professor of Linguistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand
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    Dr. Jason Brown, field work in Bougainville, the Solomon Islands

 

Linguistics alumni

(in reversed chronological order of year of graduation)

 

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Faris Najeeb Alotaibi

MA in Linguistics (2018)

Ph.D. student, Newcastle University, UK (2018 Fall - present)

 

Zahra Alzebaidi

MA in Linguistics (2017)

Ph.D. student, Cornell University (2018 Fall - present)

 

Jie Deng

MA in Linguistics (2014)

Ph.D. student, University of Victoria, Canada (2016 - present)

 

MajedAlzhrani

MA in Linguistics/TESOL (2013)

Ph.D. student, University of Essex, UK (2013 - present)

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Majed_Alzhrani

 

Ryan Rhodes

MA in Linguistics (2013)

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Delaware (2013 - 2019)

Post-doctoral research fellow, Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science (RUCCS), (2019 - present)

https://sites.udel.edu/ryanrhodes/

 

Jessica Harmon

BA in Linguistics (2012)

MA in Linguistics, University of Southern California (2014)

Ph.D. student, University of Southern California (2014 - present)

http://dornsife.usc.edu/cf/ling/ling_student_display.cfm?Person_ID=1041360

 

Martha Tsutsui

BA in Linguistics/TESOL (2012)

Ph.D. student, SOAS University of London, UK (2014 - present)

https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff117703.php

 

Peter A. Guekguezian

MA in Linguistics (2011)

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Southern California (2017)

Dissertation: Prosodic Recursion and Syntactic Cyclicity inside the Word

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Rochester (2017 present)

http://www.sas.rochester.edu/lin/associates/geukgeuzian-peter/index.html

 

Victoria Teliga

MA in Linguistics (2011)

Skills Advisor at British Council, London, UK (2015 - present)

 

Lena Vasilyeva

MA in Linguistics (2010)

Ph.D. in linguistics, University of Alberta, Canada (2016)

 

Denine Lutz

MA in Linguistics/TESOL (2010)

Faculty, University of Dundee, Scotland

 

Kaveeta Rios

BA in Linguistics/TESOL (2010)

Student Support Coordinator, Merced College

 

Nicolas Quintana

MA in Linguistics/TESOL (2010)

Tutorial Center Coordinator, South Center Palomar College (2017 - present)

 

Dasha Henderer

MA in Linguistics/TESOL (2009)

MA in Linguistics, University of Southern California (2013)

Artificial Intelligence Psychologist, AGI Innovations Inc, Los Angeles (2016 – present)

 

Mayu Linblad

MA in Linguistics (2009)

Ph.D. student at UC Davis (2016 - present)

https://education.ucdavis.edu/student-profile/mayu-lindblad

 

Vahideh Rasekhi

MA in Linguistics (2009)

Ph.D. in Linguistics, Stony Brook University (2018)

Dissertation: Ellipsis and Information Structure: Evidence from Persian

Post-doctoral research fellow, UCLA (2018 Fall - present)

https://vahidehrasekhi.com/

 

Zulfiya Ismailova

MA in Linguistics/TESOL (2009)

Faculty, Oregon State University (2013 - present)

 

Aarti Nayudu

MA in Linguistics (2003)

PhD 2008, Durham University, UK. 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-aarti-nayudu-pradhan-b6b2a910

 

Jason Brown

MA in Linguistics (2002)

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Canada (2008)

Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand (2009 – present)

Head of the Linguistics Society of New Zealand

https://fresnostatecah.com/2018/02/16/alumni-news-deans-medalist-becomes-a-linguistics-professor-across-the-globe/

 

Hiroko Tomono

BA in Linguistics (1995)

Library Director, Soka University of Americas

http://www.soka.edu/about_soka/staff/Library/Hiroko-Tomono.aspx

 

Shie Sato

MA in Linguistics/TESOL (1993)

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and TESL, UCLA (2003)

Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

http://research-db.ritsumei.ac.jp/Profiles/96/0009525/prof_e.html

 

Hajime Tanabe

MA in Linguistics (1993)

Director, Hokusei Gakuen Girls' Junior & Senior High School, Japan

 

Peter Petrucci

MA in Linguistics/TESOL

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Southern California (1993)

Senior Lecturer, Massey University, New Zealand

 

Teeni Matlock

B.A. in Liberal Studies, California State University, Fresno (1983)

M.A. in Linguistics, California State University, Fresno (1985)

Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz (2001)

Professor and McClatchy Chair in Communications

Cognitive & Information Sciences Program, School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts, University of California, Merced

http://faculty.ucmerced.edu/tmatlock/index.html

 

Ritva Laury

MA in Linguistics (1982) 

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara (1995)

Professor emerita, California State University, Fresno

Professor emerita, University of Helsinki

https://tuhat.helsinki.fi/portal/en/persons/ritva-laury(5bb5c922-750b-47d1-9864-24c6789261a2).html

 

Shigeko Okamoto

MA in Linguistics (1976)

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley (1986)

Dissertation: Ellipsis in Discourse

Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz

https://humanities.ucsc.edu/about/singleton.php?&singleton=true&cruz_id=sokamoto

 

 

Geoff Gamble

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley (1975)

M.A. in Linguistics (with Distinction), California State University, Fresno (1971)

B.A. in English, Fresno State College (1965)

President Emeritus Montana State University

 

Gerald McMenamin

MA in Linguistics (1972)

Doctorado en Lingüística Hispánica, El Colegio de México (1978)

Professor Emeritus, California State University Fresno

Adjunct Faculty, Spanish Linguistics, University of Nevada Reno