||Dr. Swathi Vanniarajan, Professor and Chair
||With a Ph.D. from UCLA, Dr. Vanniarajan became a member of the SJSU faculty in 1995.
Dr Vanniarajan's major areas of concentration are psycholinguistics, language testing,
second language acquisition, and the psychology of language processing.
|| Dr. Stefan Frazier, Associate Professor
||Stefan Frazier came to SJSU in 2005 after receiving a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics
at UCLA and an M.A. TESOL at San Francisco State University. His interests include
pedagogical grammar, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, conversation analysis,
classroom interaction, writing pedagogy, and gesture and talk. He is a member of CATESOL, TESOL, and AAAL, and is a fluent German speaker.
||Dr. Rosemary Henze, Professor
||Dr. Henze came to San José State in 2001, after 13 years working as a researcher and
consultant in K-12 public schools. She received her doctorate in 1988 from Stanford
University, where her interdisciplinary studies included Education, Linguistics, and
Anthropology. Her work focuses on issues such as educational equity, bilingual education,
literacy development, ethnic relations, school leadership, and indigenous language
||Dr. Hahn Koo, Associate Professor
||Dr. Koo received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
in 2007. He joined SJSU in 2008 after working on Korean text-to-speech synthesis at
Nuance Communications, Inc. He is interested in computational linguistics, Korean
linguistics, phonology, and psycholinguistics. Dr. Koo is currently the director of
the Center for Human Language Technology.
||Dr. B. Kumaravadivelu, Professor
||Educated at the Universities of Madras in India, Lancaster in England, and Michigan
in the USA, Dr. Kumaravadivelu has specialized in language teaching methods, postmethod
pedagogy, teacher education, classroom discourse analysis, and teaching culture. He
is the author of Language Teacher Education for a Global Society (2012), Cultural
Globalization and Language Education (2008), Understanding Language Teaching: From
Method to Postmethod (2006), and Beyond Methods: Macrostrategies for Language Teaching
(2003). In addition, he has published 30 research papers. He has delivered keynote/plenary
addresses in international conferences held in Australia, Brazil, Colombia, England,
Finland, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and USA. He has served
on the Editorial Board of reputed journals including TESOL Quarterly. He has also
served the U.S. State Department as an English Language Specialist.
||Dr. Manjari(Manju) Ohala, Professor
||Dr. Manjari Ohala received an M.A. in Sanskrit from the Banaras Hindu University in
Varanasi, India. Subsequently, she received her Ph.D. from UCLA where she specialized
in phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, Indo-Aryan linguistics, and the psycholinguistics
of phonology. Dr. Ohala became a member of SJSU's faculty in 1974. She is the author
of Aspects of Hindi Phonology (1983, Motilal Banarsidass) and Sound Patterns of Hindi (2014, LinCom Europa). Additionally, she has co-edited volumes, delivered papers
at numerous national/international conferences and published a number of articles
in journals such as Language, Lingua, and Phonetica. She speaks Hindi and Punjabi as well as English.
||Dr. Scott Phillabaum, Associate Professor
||Scott Phillabaum received his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from UCLA in 2004 and specializes
in the study of discourse and conversation. His research focuses on the linguistic
and embodied practices that characterize communities and through which individuals
participate in specific communities. In particular, he is interested in the situated
nature of learning and the ways in which individuals make meaning through the interaction
of language and other sign systems. Prior to coming to San Jose State University,
Dr. Phillabaum was on the faculty of the English Department at California State University,
Dominguez Hills. Dr. Phillabaum is currently the Department's TESOL Coordinator.
||Dr. Daniel Silverman, Associate Professor
||Dr. Silverman grew up in the New York area and earned his B.A in psychology at the
University of Pennsylvania. After teaching English for two years in Shanghai, he obtained
his Ph.D. in linguistics at UCLA. He has published widely on phonology and phonetics,
including A Critical Introduction to Phonology: Of Sound, Mind, and Body. He arrived at San José from McGill University in 2007.
||Dr. Soteria (Roula) Svorou, Assistant Professor
||Dr. Soteria (Roula) Svorou earned a B.A. degree in English Language and Literature
from the University of Athens, Greece and a M.A. and Ph.D. in linguistics from the
University at Buffalo (SUNY). Dr. Svorou became a member of the CSU faculty -- first
at CSU Fresno, then SJSU. Her native language is Greek and her special areas of interest
are cognitive linguistics, semantics, syntax, language typology, historical linguistics
& grammaticalization. She is the author of The Grammar of Space (1994, John Benjamins). She has participated in many international and national conferences
and has delivered plenary addresses in international conferences held in Belgium,
Germany, and Mexico. Dr. Svorou is currently the Department's Linguistics Coordinator.