Dr. Paul Sebastian

Language(s) taught

Spanish and TESL

Teaching/Research

I regularly teach in the areas of language methodology, second language acquisition, computer-assisted language learning and Spanish as a second language. My research is typically rooted in the relationship between language and the constructed environment whether that be physical, virtual or hybrid. Within this central focus, my specific interests lie in the areas of learning space design, place semiotics and technology-enhanced language learning and teaching. 

Degrees/Certifications

Ed.D. (2017) Boise State University
M.A. (2012) Brigham Young University
B.A. (2010) Idaho State University

Publications/Presentations

Publications

Sebastian, P. (2019, January 14). [Review of the book From language lab to language center and beyond: The past, present, and future of language center design, by F. A. Kronenberg (Ed.)]. CALICO Journal, 36(1), 77-80.

Sebastian, P., & Martinsen, R. (2015). Facebook as a virtual learning space to connect multiple language classrooms. IALLT Journal of Language Learning Technologies, 45(1), 44-69.

Conference Presentations

Sebastian, P. (2019, June). The small successes and epic failures of a first-time language center director. Presentation given at the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

Kronenberg, F., Evershed, J., Sebastian, P., Wonneken, W. (2019, June). Taking the helm: Surviving and thriving as a language center director. Panel presentation given at the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

Gopalakrishnan, S., Ross, A., Spasova, S., Nolde, T., Nickolai, D., & Sebastian, P. (2019, June). Getting involved with IALLT. Panel presentation given at the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

Sebastian, P. (2019, March). Asynchronously layered linguistic landscapes. Presentation given at the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures (DLLC) Spring Symposium, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Sebastian, P. (2018, November). The 21st century language center as resource for contemporary methodologies. Presentation given at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Sebastian, P., Souza, B., & Souza, K. (2018, October). Putting them in their place: Spanish placement procedures in North Carolina. Presentation given at the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Sebastian, P. (2018, June). The Role of the language resource center in creating additional immersive experiences in departmental, institutional, and community contexts. Presentation given at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.

Sebastian, P. (2018, June). Form, function, and relevance of contemporary language resource centers. Presentation given at the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Conference, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Full CV

Link to full CV

Title: Assistant Professor, Spanish and TESL/Applied Linguistics , Director of the Language Acquisition Resource Center
Department: Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2932

Office address
LS Dougherty Hall 210 B