Prof. Cathy Stafford (director): cstafford@wisc.edu

Contact Prof. Stafford for questions having to do with the academic program. 


Wendy Johnson (program coordinator): wsjohnso@wisc.edu

Contact Ms. Johnson with questions of a logistical or procedural nature. 


Malliga Somasundaram (financial and payroll specialist): msomasundara@wisc.edu

Contact Ms. Somasundaram for questions regarding fellowships, benefits, reimbursements, and all things financial.  


PhD Minor

Prof. Naomi Geyer (PhD minor advisor): nfgeyer@wisc.edu

Students wishing to minor in SLA should first contact the relevant SLA committee member in their department who will refer them to the chair of the SLA minor program. Students declaring the minor are required to meet with the SLA Minor Advisor before registering for SLA minor courses.


SLA Faculty and Academic Staff

Core SLA members advise, direct, or co-direct dissertations of students in the program. Their research focuses on Second Language Acquisition, as demonstrated in publications, presentations at research conferences, professional service activities, and/or graduate teaching.


Affiliate Members

Affiliate SLA faculty and academic staff teach courses related to SLA, co-advise dissertations, and may serve on administrative committees.


SLA Listserves





uwsla-all@lists.wisc.edu (includes all SLA-affiliated students and faculty)