Prof. Monika Chavez:

Program Coordinator

Kristin Dalby: 

Financial and Payroll Specialist

Skender Jahiu:

PhD Minor

Minor Advisor:

Prof. Naomi Geyer:

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 Graduate Student Organization (SLAG)

Co-Presidents: Scott Stillar and Marina Tsylina

Delegate to the Steering Committee: Tim Cavnar

Information Guru: Chen Sun

Social Chair: José Luis Garrido Rivera

Symposium Co-Chairs: Sandra Descourtis, José Luis Garrido Rivera, and Eric Ho


Get in touch!

If you have a message you would like to send to UW-Madison’s SLA community, contact the Program Coordinator who will help you get your message out.

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