2023 FALL CONFERENCE
October 20-21, 2023
Conference Center at Miller Campus
Salt Lake Community College
Prioritizing Wellbeing in ESL Education
Dr. Amy Thompson
West Virginia University
Amy S. Thompson, Ph.D. (Ph.D. Michigan State University) is a Woodburn Professor of Applied Linguistics and Department Chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics at WVU and the Director of International Relations and Strategic Planning for Eberly College. Her teaching experience includes a range of theoretical and methodological courses in Applied Linguistics. Regarding research, her primary research foci involve Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition and the interaction of these IDs and multilingualism, as well as inquiries into linguistic racism and gender in higher education. Thompson has authored a book about context and motivation (Multilingual Matters, 2021) and has co-authored a book about language learning in Anglophone settings (Palgrave, 2021). Other examples of her research can be found in journals such as the Modern Language Journal, TESOL Quarterly, Foreign Language Annals, and the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, among others.
On a personal level, she enjoys swimming, kayaking, running Two Seeds in a Pod heirloom seed company with her husband, Mehmet Öztan, hanging out with her cats, and walking her dog. She is multilingual and dual citizen of the United States and Turkey.