English Language Specialist
Carnegie Mellon University
Building 23 (MS 23-11)
Moffett Field, CA 94035
Office: B19 #1071
Jennifer holds an Ed. M with a concentration in foreign language teaching from Stanford University and an ALM with a concentration in linguistics from Harvard University. While in Boston, she taught academic English and research courses at the Endicott College Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional studies. At the undergraduate level, she also taught courses in cross-cultural communication, business writing, and introductory linguistics. Her graduate thesis at Harvard examined the efficacy of speech visualization for use in accent reduction among nonnative speakers of English, and was awarded the Dean's Prize for the Best Thesis in Behavioral Sciences in the ALM program.
Working in both academia and industry, in the U.S. and abroad, Jennifer teaches foreign languages and English to both native and nonnative speakers. As an instructor in CMU's Communication and Languages Services, Jennifer coaches students in workplace writing, pronunciation for presentations, and interpersonal skills. She is an active musician, performing in various Bay Area music ensembles.
Areas of Interest
Research interests include composition theory, cultural rhetoric, second language acquisition and speech visualization.
EducationEd. M., Stanford University
ALM, Linguistics, Harvard University