Michigan State University

The core personnel at Michigan State University work with faculty, staff, and students across many different institutions in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. We form working groups with Language Coordinators and Language Specialists from the respective LCTLs during the project years.

Core LCTL Partnership Personnel

  • Christopher Long, Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, Principal Investigator
  • Koen Van Gorp, Academic Specialist, Curriculum and Assessment Director
  • Luca Giupponi, Educational Technology Specialist, Instructional Technology Director
  • Susan Gass, University Distinguished Professor, Co-Investigator
  • David Prestel, Professor, Co-Investigator
  • Angelika Kraemer, Academic Specialist, Co-Investigator
  • Emily Heidrich, Academic Specialist, Project Manager

Members of the Advisory Committee

  • Cathy Baumann, University of Chicago
  • Russ Ganim, University of Iowa
  • Jim Lantolf, Penn State
  • Dianna Murphy, University of Wisconsin
  • Dan Soneson, University of Minnesota
  • Jimmy Swenson, Rutgers University

Swahili Working Group (Language 1)

  • Deo Ngonyani, Language Coordinator (Michigan State University)
  • Mary Gathogo, Language Specialist (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Katrina Daly Thompson, Language Specialist (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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Hindi Working Group (Language 2)

  • Shaheen Parveen, Language Coordinator (Rutgers University)
  • Syed Ali, Language Specialist (University of Michigan)
  • Sungok Hong, Language Specialist (University of Minnesota)

Hebrew Working Group (Language 3)

  • Adi Raz, Language Coordinator (University of Michigan)
  • Avital Karpman, Language Specialist (University of Maryland)
  • Renana Schneller, Language Specialist (University of Minnesota)
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