Research Group
Current Team Members
The smartest graduate and undergraduate students who work on the most interesting research projects ;-)
Mandy Qian
PhD candidate, Pronunciation
Mandy's research deals with adaptive high-variability pronunciation training (HVPT). She has been working on the development and implementation of Linguatorium Auris, an adaptive HVPT system for the learning of segmental phonemes in English.
Dr. Sinem Sonsaat
Postdoctoral research associate, Golden Speaker
Sinem's doctoral dissertation research (2017) was at the intersection of CALL and Pronunciation. She worked as a research assistant on the CyWrite project in 2013, and is now working on the Golden Speaker project under the direction of Professor John Levis.
Rosie Zbaracki
Project Manager
Rosie is majoring in Linguistics with a minor in Psychology. She plans to pursue an MA in Speech and Language Pathology. Rosie worked as a transcriber and data analyst on the CyWrite project, and is now helping Evgeny manage multiple research projects.
Brody Dingel
Senior Research Assistant, CyWrite
Brody is double majoring in linguistics and Spanish at ISU. He is working on the CyWrite project as a senior research assistant. He is responsible for supervising data collection from human subjects in the eye-tracking lab, corpus annotation, and data analysis. Brody has enjoyed learning how academic research happens while getting the opportunity to meet people he otherwise would not have had the chance to come into contact with. The linguistic knowledge gained on the job has also assisted in his undergraduate education. These experiences are helping him chose a future path in the field of linguistics after graduation.
Adam Matthews
Software Engineer and Research Assistant, CyWrite/Golden Speaker
Adam is double majoring in Computer Engineering and Spanish. He has been working as a Software Engineer and Research Assistant on both the CyWrite and the Golden Speaker projects.
Joey Hage
Research Assistant and Software Engineer, CyWrite
Joey is majoring in Management Information Systems. He is working on data collection from human subjects on the CyWrite project, and is also helping with software development tasks.
Kaitlyn Cope
Research Assistant, CyWrite
Kaitlyn is majoring in English. She has been working on the CyWrite project, helping with data collection from research participants in the eye-tracking lab.
Katelyn Durbin
Research Assistant, CyWrite
Katelyn is majoring in Criminal Justice Studies and wants to be a detective. She took part in the CyWrite project as a research participant, and apparently this was such a fun experience that she has decided to work with us as a research assistant (and has declared a minor in Linguistics).
Lucas Figueroa
Research Assistant, CyWrite
Lucas is double majoring in Psychology and Linguistics. He joined the CyWrite project as a research assistant and is working in the lab on collecting biometric data on writing processes from research participants.
Katriana Stoldt
Research Assistant, CyWrite/Golden Speaker
Kat is majoring in Linguistics. She has been working on the CyWrite project, helping with data collection from research participants in the eye-tracking lab and qualitative data analyses .

Erin Cannon
Research Assistant, CyWrite
Erin, majoring in English Education, has been working on the CyWrite project, helping with data collection from research participants in the eye-tracking lab and interview materials preparation.
Research Group Alumni
Dr. Aysel Saricaoglu
PhD Applied Linguistics and Technology (2015) / Computational Linguist, CyWrite
Dr. Hui-Hsien Feng
PhD Applied Linguistics and Technology (2015) / Computational Linguist and Project Manager, CyWrite
Dr. Monica Richards
PhD Applied Linguistics and Technology (2016) / Pronunciation
Aaron Zatorski
BS Computer Engineering (2015) / Software Engineer, CyWrite
Andrea Olson
BA Linguistics (2015) / Corpus Linguist, CyWrite
Annaliese Pietsch
BA Linguistics & Computer Science (2014) / Computational Linguist, CyWrite
Breanna Planica
BA Linguistics, Anthropology, & Russian Studies (2015) / Corpus Linguist, CyWrite
Carly Johansen
BA Linguistics, Spanish, & TESL (2016) / Computational Linguist, CyWrite
Elizabeth Longnecker
BA Linguistics (2015) / Computational Linguist, CyWrite
James Heckathorn
BA Linguistics (2016) / Corpus Linguist, CyWrite
Kelli Rozendaal
BA Linguistics (in progress) / Corpus Linguist, CyWrite
Matthew Bowden
BA Linguistics & BS Psychology (2016) / Corpus Linguist, CyWrite
Matt DeFelice
BA Technical Communication & TESL (2016) / Corpus Linguist and Editor, CyWrite
Miles Conlan
BA Linguistics (2015) / Software Engineer and Computational Linguist, CyWrite
Robert Perry
MS Mathematics (in progress) / Computer Scientist, CyWrite
Robyn Riley
BA Public Relations (in progress) / Communications Specialist
Sylvia Dean
BA Linguistics (2018) / Research Assistant and Communications Specialist, CyWrite
Tyler Uhlenkamp
BS Software Engineering (2015) / Machine Learning Engineer, CyWrite
Reece Lewellen
BA Linguistics (in progress) / Software Engineer, CyWrite
Holly Appleton
BS Food Science (in progress) / Research Assistant, CyWrite
Maria Brodskiy
BA Linguistics (????) / Corpus Linguist, CyWrite
Phillip Weber
BS Computer Science & BA Philosophy (in progress) / Computer Scientist, CyWrite