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Foreign Language Teaching and Learning and Applied Linguistics
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.