Meet Our Students

  • Drew Augustyniak

    Drew Augustyniak

    MA in Romance Languages, French College Teaching (2017)

    Research & professional interests:
    Dialectology and Discourse Analysis



  • Cheyenne Brown

    Ma Candidate in Romance Languages, French K-12 Teaching

    Research & professional interests:
    Sociolinguistics, phonetics, and social equity advocacy

    browncj6@appstate.edu

  • Allison Chambers

    MA Candidate in Romance Languages, Spanish K-12 Teaching

    Research & professional interests: 


    Foreign Language methodology and teacher performance assessments

    chambersan@appstate.edu

  • Valerie Daratony

    MA Student in Romance Languages, Spanish K-12 Teaching

    Research & professional interests:
    Linguistics, Bilingualism, Second Language Acquisition, Spanish-English code-switching  

    daratonyvr@appstate.edu

  • Bertrand M. Gutiérrez

    Bertrand M. Gutiérrez

    MA in Romance Languages, Spanish College Teaching (2019)

    Research & professional interests:
    Nicaraguan literature and culture. Immigration trends.

    gutierrezbm1@appstate.edu

  • Mark Hagen

    Mark Hagen

    MA Student in Romance Languages, Spanish College Teaching

    Research & professional interests:
    Linguistics, bilingualism, Spanish-English code-switching

    hagenm@appstate.edu

  • Vincent Hites

    MA Candidate in Romance Languages, Spanish College Teaching

    Research and Professional interests

    G.A./T.A. of Spanish.  Interests include Spanish culture, literature, and descriptive language.
    Research interests include Spanish phonetics and its acquisition. Another potential interest is interpretation in both medical and private sectors.


    hiteskv@appstate.edu

  • Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hofmann

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hofmann

    MA in Romance Languages, Spanish College Teaching (2019)

    Research & professional interests:
    Spanish-English code-switching and sociolinguistics

    hofmannea@appstate.edu

  • Liz Kunkel

    Liz Kunkel

    MA in Romance Languages, Spanish College Teaching (2017)

    Research & professional interests:
    Second Language Acquisition, Spanish Linguistic Landscapes, and Spanish for Health & Helping Professions

    kunkella@appstate.edu

  • Judson MacDonald

    Judson MacDonald

    MA in Romance Languages, Spanish K-12 Teaching (2018)

    Research & professional interests:
    Language assessment, intercultural communicative competence, bilingualism, classroom social media, LGBTQ+ empowerment



  • Lindsay Pepper

    Lindsay Pepper

    French Graduate Certificate

    Research & professional interests:
    Postsecondary pedagogy in French

    pepperla@appstate.edu

  • Morgan Prince

    MA in Romance Languages, French College Teaching (2019)

    Research & professional interests:
    Target language use in the classroom, second language acquisition, language assessment



  • Courtney Roberts

    Courtney Roberts

    MA in Romance Languages, French College Teaching (2019)

    Research & professional interests:
    Adult Language Learning, Sociolinguistics



  • Jacob Sherwin

    MA Student in Romance Languages, French College Teaching

    Research and professional interests:
    I am interested in immersion through culture in the classroom and the hopeful renaissance of language (less common languages) learning at universities.  I am also interested in the Québecois evolution and influence on today’s Canada. 

    sherwinjs@appstate.edu

  • Trey Stokes

    Trey Stokes

    MA in Romance Languages, Spanish College Teaching (2018)

    Research & professional interests:
    Sociolinguistics and Queer Studies

    Current position:
    Instructor of English and Spanish, Universidad de Las Américas - Puebla



  • Enid Vélez

    Enid Vélez Carswell

    MA Alumna in Romance Languages, Spanish College Teaching

    Research & professional interests:
    Bilingualism, History of the Spanish Language, Spanish Linguistics, and Spanish for Law Enforcement



  • Liset Villicaña

    Liset Villicaña

    MA Alumna in Romance Languages, Spanish College Teaching

    Research & professional interests:
    Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, Spanish as a Heritage Language