Diana Pulido, Ph.D.  Foreign Language Teaching and Learning and Applied Linguistics

Diana Pulido, Ph.D.

Foreign Language Teaching and Learning and Applied Linguistics

  • Ph.D., Spanish
  • M.A., Romance Linguistics
  • B.A. Spanish
  • Certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE)

Dr. Pulido has over 25 years of experience in the fields of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning and Applied Linguistics. She has a PhD in Spanish and a Certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MA in Romance Linguistics from the University of Washington, and extensive study abroad experience. She has directed Spanish lower-division university programs and taught Spanish at all levels, as well as graduate and undergraduate courses on Second Language Acquisition, Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Research Methodology, and Foreign Language Curriculum Development using face-to-face and online approaches while serving on the faculty at several nationally-ranked universities.

Over the years, Dr. Pulido has also served on various institutional faculty, curriculum, departmental and master’s and doctoral advisory committees. In addition, she has served the profession as reviewer for grant agencies, conferences, and journals, such as Applied Linguistics, TESOL Quarterly, Language Learning, and Reading in a Foreign Language. Dr. Pulido has also published in leading peer-reviewed journals in her field (e.g., Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning, Language Teaching Research, and Applied Linguistics). Her publications report quantitative and qualitative results on second language acquisition and specifically demonstrate the interplay amongst and the effects of individual difference factors involved in foreign language vocabulary learning, reading, and literacy development. She has also delivered research and teaching methodology presentations on the use of computer assisted language learning to promote reading skills, vocabulary development, and autonomy in language learning at leading state, national, and international conferences.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction and Foreign Language Education, University of Texas at Austin (2010 – 2015)
  • Assistant Professor of Second Language Studies and MA TESOL, Michigan State University (2005-2009)
  • Assistant Professor of Spanish and Pedagogy, Washington State University (2002-2005)
  • Assistant Professor of Spanish and Applied Linguistics, Texas Tech University (2001-2002)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000-2001)
  • Spanish Instructor for Extramural Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1998)
  • Adjunct Humanities Instructor of Spanish, Parkland Community College (1996-1998)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant of Spanish, Arizona State University, Washington State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1991-2000)
  • EFL Instructor, Idiomas Tres Language School, American Language Academy, Intercom English, S.A. (1988-1990)

Education & Professional Certifications

  • Ph.D., Spanish, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, October, 2000
  • M.A., Romance Linguistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, June, 1995
  • B.A., (Cum Laude) Spanish, Latin American Emphasis, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, May, 1988
  • Certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, October, 2000

Scholarly Activity

  • Language Teaching Research. Lee, S., & Pulido, D. (2016). The impact of topic interest, L2 proficiency, and gender on EFL incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading, (pp. 1-16). Sage.
  • Supplement to Reading in a Foreign Language (Co-edited). Brantmeier, C., & Pulido, D. (2010). The Role of Reading in Reconfiguring Foreign Language Programs. Volume 22, Supplement 1. University of Hawai‘i and the National Foreign Language Resource Center.
  • Second Language Reading Research and Instruction: Crossing the Boundaries (Eds. ZhaoHong Han and Neil J. Anderson). Pulido, D. (2009). Vocabulary processing and acquisition through reading: Evidence for the rich getting richer (pp. 65-82). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
  • Extensive Reading in English Language Teaching (Ed. Andrzej Cirocki). Pulido, D. (2009). Developing reading skills in a foreign/second language (pp. 27- 45). Munich, Germany: LINCOM EUROPA Studies in Second Language Teaching.
  • Studies in Second Language Acquisition. Pulido, D. (2009). How involved are American L2 learners of Spanish in lexical input processing tasks during reading? Volume 31 (pp. 31-58). Cambridge University Press.