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Current Students

 LLC Students’ Research Interests

Frank Anderson   David Balosa

Sociolinguistics, Language Domination, Spanish in the United States, Intercultural Communication and Cultural Exchange, Global Intercultural Citizenship, Critical/Political Discourse Analysis, Frantz Fanon Study, Moral, Social and Political Philosophy

La’Tasha Banks   Erin Berry

Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, Media & Communication Studies, Social Media, Research Methods, Ethics, Double-Consciousness, Black Feminist Thought, Hip-Hop Feminism, & Sociolinguistics

Hir Bhandari   Felix Burgos

Memory studies, Trauma and Violence, Critical heritage studies, Electracy, Digital humanities and Intercultural communication

Kathleen Callaghan   Rachel Carter
Deanna Cerquetti   May Chung

Dialect awareness and education, Asian American language practices, teacher education of pre-service teachers, and linguistically and culturally diverse teaching practices for English language learners.

Ron Collins

Sociolinguistics; language, culture and education; history of linguicism and the nature of linguistic bigotry; language ideology and dialect subordination; language variation theory; pragmatics of natural language.


  Sherella Cupid
Elizabeth Cusick   Teresa Daniell
Steven Dashiell

Masculinity Studies, marginalized populations, sociology of language, sociolinguistics, social inequality,cultural identity, popular culture studies

  Inte’a DeShields


Landry Digeon

Comparative analysis of French Quebecois T.V. series, Development of quantivative methods to analyize visual documents, Semiotics, Film language, Production ethnography


  Eloiza Domingo-Snyder
Ryan Donnelly

Ecojustice education, critical pedagogy, critical literacy, democratic education, Ecofeminism, social movements and revolution, civic engagement, human ecology


  Shirley B. Dunlap

Intersectionality of race, gender, and cultural history in American Theatre—production and performance—as seen through theory and methodology


Ibrahim Er

TV format adaptations and transnationalism; Multimodality; Multimodal critical discourse analysis; Social semiotics; Media discourses; Television as narrative; Qualitative and quantitative analysis of televisual texts; Digital Humanities; Cultural Studies; Media Studies


  Aiyda Evans


Heidi Faust

Intersectionality, Race, Class, Language, Culture and Education, Teacher Education, TESOL, Critical Pedagogy, Social Justice in Eduction, Feminist Epistemologies, Contested concepts of community, identity, culture, nation, borders


  Kim Feldman

Academic literacy, critical pedagogy, culturally responsive teaching, teacher identity and voice, teacher negotiation of policy and practice


Betsy Fetchko

Media Ecology, Rhetoric of Social Movements, Social Construction of Identity (in particular the impact of language and images), Media Studies, Discourse Analysis


  Shani Fleming

Institutional Accountability: Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Minorities in Medical Education; Critical Race Theory

Jessica Floyd

Analyzing sea shanties through the lens of gender/sexuality/literary theory in order to understand/illustrate the construction of masculinity and sexuality on Merchant Sailing ships during the Great Age of Sail


  Teresa Foster

Early modern Atlantic; forced and coerced labor in the colonial Chesapeake; 18th c. convict transportation; gender constructs in judicial punishment


Mary Gallagher

Access, retention and persistence of non-traditional students (esp., multilingual/non-native English speakers, transfer students) in higher education; writing and academic skill development


  Montia Gardner


Kyle Goehner


  Delana Gregg

Researching first-generation college students and their experiences in higher education


Nana K. Gyesie

Identity negotiation of foreign born Africans students, Community College Honors/Scholarships programs and Student Success, Study Abroad programs and Identity Negotiation African Americans students


  Shawnisha Hester


Anthony Hynes   Jonathan Inscoe
Teresa (Tracy) Irish

Research Interests: Science and STEM education, Professional Learning Communities, Engineering Education. Dissertation Title: Developing STEM-focused Professional Learning Communities through the STEM


  Ruken Isik

Feminist Theory, Women’s Movements, Identity construction, Intersectionality


Christopher Justice

History and theories of composition, ecocomposition, multimodal composition, critical discourse analysis, environmental discourse, ecocriticism, environmental rhetoric, writing in the disciplines, genre theory, post-humanism, object-oriented ontology, film studies, film history


  Diane Kuthy

Community arts, arts education, multi-modal literacy, cultural interventions, participatory research methods


Mary Laurents

Exploration of the cultural, social, and psychological mechanisms that underlie the development of cultural narratives as a reaction to mass death or catastrophic loss

  Tunisia Lumpkin
Katherine Morris

Retention of first and second generation college students and helping bilingual students develop their writing skills


  Alison Morrow
Susan Mrozowski

Historical Analysis Of Medical Illustration

  Panthea Parang
Ingrid Parker

“Women Leaders in Iraqi Civil Society and U.S. Women in Arms: An Army Officer’s Investigation into Similarities through Life Stories”


  Tamisha Ponder


J. Michael Powell   Sheila Prados

Mental Health Help Seeking Behaviors of African Americans in the Baltimore area


Jiselle Providence

Decolonizaton, Violence and Culture, Efficacy of Caribbean based social movements and Slave Reparations


  Siobhan Quinn

Examination of community engagement mechanisms designed by anchor institutions within culturally complex communities. Specific interest in cultural arts centers and other programs promoting multicultural literacy through interdisciplinary programs in the arts and humanities


Doaa Rashed


  Chrissie Reilly


Erin Roth

Health disparities among urban, older adults with multiple chronic health condition; pragmatics of the relationship with health care/public health professionals; resilience and agency in a biomedically-privileged context; ethnography


  Dawn Shafer
Rehana Shafi


  Sedrick Smith
Sonya Squires-Caesar

Tangled Money Tales: A Life History Exploration of Childhood Money Messages”

  Shawntay Stocks

Race, racial microaggressions and diversity within higher education

Jaclyn Stone

Mental health identity development; culturally responsive caring in higher education/student affairs; acts of consent and resistance in college populations.

  Mary Tabaa

Opportunity gaps in p-12 education, parental choice in public education, languages and language varieties in p-12 schools, professional development of pre-service and in-service teachers

Tissa Thomas

Ecosemiotics, ecocriticism and critical animal studies, ecopoetics, cultural studies, anthropocene studies, human ecology, sociocultural aspects of science language acquisition, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology and representations of space and place (urban/rural and private/public), discourse analysis, citizen science and community participatory research, science communication (public understanding of science), critical theory


Antione Tomlin

Chikao Tsubaki

Community College Students’ Perceptions of Online Tutorial Services: A Case Study

  Adriana Val

Spanish Heritage Language Students: Life Stories: Language and Ethnic Identity

Kevin Wisniewski

The history of the book; American literature and culture; the history of reading; digital humanities and digital publishing

  Tymofey Wowk

Remedial college student persistence at 2-year schools, sociology of higher education, psychology and student development theory, quantitative methods, higher education policy

Eva Wright