Current Lab Members
Alif Silpachai
Ph.D. Student / Phonetics
Alif holds an M.A. in Theoretical Linguistics from the University of Southern California. His research interests are in phonetics, second language acquisition, and historical linguistics.

email: alif at
Emily Dux Speltz
Ph.D. Student / Written Language Processing
Emily holds an M.A. in TESL/Applied Linguistics from Iowa State University. Her research interests center around the applications of writing-process research to computer-assisted writing pedagogy.

email: endux at
Laura Raught
M.A. Student / Historical Grammar
Laura holds a B.A. in Linguistics from Iowa State University. She is currently working on applying methods of corpus linguistics to the description of Gothic grammar.

email: leraught at
MacKenzie Novotny
M.A. Student / Second Language Phonology
MacKenzie holds a B.A. in Linguistics from Iowa State University. She is currently working on applications of high-variability phonetic training to computer-assisted second language learning.

email: mnovotny at
Nazlınur Göktürk Tüney
Ph.D. Student / Second Language Assessment
Nazlı holds an M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. Her research interests are in second language assessment (specifically, computer-assisted language testing, speaking assessment, task design, and test validation).

email: ngokturk at
Savannah Maynard
M.A. Student / Historical Linguistics
Savannah holds a B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish from Iowa State University. She is interested in historical linguistics and second language acquisition.

email: smaynard at
Wren Bouwman
M.A. Student / Historical Linguistics
Wren holds a B.A. in English from Iowa State University. She is interested in Old English literature, historical linguistics, and higher education pedagogy.

email: bouwman at
Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen
Associate Professor
Evgeny holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Herzen State University in Russia and an M.S. in Computer Science from Arkhangelsk State Technical University. He is interested in language processing, language acquisition, and language change. Learn more

email: evgeny at
Alumni (Graduate)
Aysel Saricaoglu
Ph.D. (2015)
Second Language Writing
Hui-Hsien Feng
Ph.D. (2015)
Second Language Writing
Monica Richards
Ph.D. (2016)
Second Language Pronunciation
Mandy Qian
Ph.D. (2018)
Second Language Pronunciation
Brody Dingel
M.A. (2020)
Second Language Vocabulary
Alumni (Undergraduate Research Assistants)
  • Aaron Zatorski
  • Adam Matthews
  • Andrea Olson
  • Annaliese Pietsch
  • Breanna Planica
  • Carly Johansen
  • Christina Hickman
  • Elizabeth Longnecker
  • Erin Cannon
  • Holly Appleton
  • James Heckathorn
  • Joey Hage
  • Katelyn Durbin
  • Kat Stoldt
  • Kaitlyn Cope
  • Kelli Rozendaal
  • Lucas Figueroa
  • Maria Brodskiy
  • Matt DeFelice
  • Matthew Bowden
  • Miles Conlan
  • Phillip Weber
  • Rosie Zbaracki
  • Sylvia Dean
  • Robyn Riley
  • Tyler Uhlenkamp