CARLA Fellow Program

The CARLA Fellow Program is designed to recognize and support the outstanding contributions of graduate students at the University of Minnesota in the area of second language learning and/or teaching, and to engage graduate students in the work being done at CARLA. Each year, two University of Minnesota doctoral students are selected as CARLA Fellows. The awardees receive a $1,000 reimbursement allowance for travel to attend or present at a language-related conference and are invited to give a CARLA Presentation during the academic year.

CARLA Fellows • 2022–2023

CARLA is pleased to announce the selection of two CARLA Fellows for the 2022–2023 academic year: Darren LaScotte and Marie Mangold. Both are advanced doctoral students whose interests in foreign language learning and teaching help support CARLA's mission to "study multilingualism and multiculturalism, to develop knowledge of second language acquisition, and to advance the quality of second language teaching, learning, and assessment."

Darren LaScotte is a PhD candidate in Second Language Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and a Teaching Specialist in the Minnesota English Language Program. Within the broader scope of applied linguistics, his research focuses on second language acquisition and use, and on the resulting implications for teaching and learning. He has published on topics such as language use and variation, the sociocultural constructs of voice and heteroglossia, and second language instruction and assessment. His current dissertation research investigates the impact of International Teaching Assistant (ITA) programs on international students’ L2 English pronunciation patterns and self-reported teaching ideologies, and the extent to which these students transfer what they learn from their ITA coursework to their actual instructional contexts. Darren's past involvement with CARLA includes three presentations in the CARLA Presentation Series – two of which were co-presented with former Director of CARLA, Dr. Elaine Tarone.

Marie Mangold is a PhD student in Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies. Her research interests include second language acquisition and pedagogy, language teacher preparation and certification, curriculum analysis and design, and language assessment. She received a degree in Spanish Education from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, where she also worked as the Director of the Language Resource Center. She received an MA in Hispanic Linguistics and a graduate minor in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota and is currently teaching undergraduate Spanish courses. Her involvement with CARLA includes working as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Literacies in Language Education and the Social SCILS projects, attending the CARLA Presentation Series, and completing the Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (TLLO) Summer Institute. 

Congratulations to Darren and Marie!

CARLA Fellows (1996–Present):

Darren LaScotte (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD) 
Marie Mangold (Hispanic Linguistics/PhD)

Vivian H. Franco Díaz (Hispanic Linguistics/PhD)
Amanda Swearingen
(Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD) 

Leah Shepard-Carey (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD) 
Lauren Truman
(Hispanic Linguistics/PhD)

Mónica de la Fuente Iglesias (Hispanic Linguistics/PhD)
Russell Simonsen
(Hispanic Linguistics/PhD)

Yi-Ju Lai (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD) 
Corinne Mathieu
(Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD. 

Jenna Cushing-Leubner (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD) 
Mel Engman (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD) 
Jenifer Vanek (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD) 

LeeAnne Godfrey (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD) 
Beth Dillard (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD) 

Fang (Andie) Wang (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD) 
Amy Young (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD) 

Angela George (Hispanic Linguistics/PhD)

Angela Pinilla-Herrera (Hispanic Linguistics/PhD)

Sachiko Horii (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD)

Giang Thùy Pham (Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences/PhD)

Mandy Menke (Hispanic Linguistics/PhD)

Pam Wesely (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD)

Karla Stone (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD)

Laurent Cammarata (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD)

Anne Dahlman (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD)

Lisa McCowen (Hispanic Linguistics/PhD)

Karen Jorgensen (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD)
Paul Magnuson (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD)

Mike Anderson (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD)
Jenny Yi-chun Kuo (Linguistics/PhD)

J. Cesar Felix-Brasdefer (Hispanic Linguistics/PhD)
Tara Fortune (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD)

Patsy Vinogradov (ESL/MA)
Bonnie Swierzbin (Linguistics/PhD)

Karin Goettsch (ESL/MA)
Francine Klein (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD)
John Skinner (ESL/MA)

Andreas Schramm (Linguistics/PhD)
Nima Salehi (ESL/MA)

Karen Lybeck (Linguistics/ PhD)
Patricia Mougel (Second Languages and Cultures Education/PhD)

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