Professor Dorothy Chun, who has been affiliated with UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School since 2003, has now joined the school full time for a minimum of three years. Chun had been a professor of German and Applied Linguistics in the Department of Germanic, Slavic, and Semitic Studies, which she joined in 1992. She edits the on-line journal Language Learning and Technology and is currently director of the Ph.D. Emphasis in Applied Linguistics at UC Santa Barbara. Her areas of research involve second language acquisition (L2 phonology and intonation, L2 reading and vocabulary acquisition). She has conducted studies on cognitive process in learning with multimedia and has developed CD-ROMs and websites for language acquisition.
“Dr. Chun has a long association with many faculty members in the Gevirtz School,” Dean Jane Close Conoley says. “Her work is complementary to our important mission in second language acquisition and moves our scholarship forward through her significant research accomplishments, external funding success, and technology expertise. We are absolutely delighted that she will be working with us full time.”
Chun is the author of the book Discourse Intonation in L2: From Theory and Research to Practice (John Benjamins, 2002) and over twenty articles and twenty book chapters. In addition to her teaching and research, Chun has served UC Santa Barbara in a number of administrative capacities. She has served as the interim director of the Spanish and Portuguese Language Programs, as the Acting Chair of the Department of Germanic, Slavic, and Semitic Studies, as the acting campus director for the Education Abroad Program, and the acting associate vice chancellor for Academic Programs.
[Dorothy Chun is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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