Our Team

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Shannon Donnally Quinn | Editor-in-Chief

Shannon Donnally Quinn is an Associate Professor of Russian and Technology Specialist at Michigan State University. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Slavic languages and literature and a master’s degree in instructional design from the University of Massachusetts.

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Edwige Simon | Founder & Editor

Edwige Simon is Director of Instructional Technology and Online Learning at the International Center for Language Studies in Washington DC. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder ATLAS Institute. Her work focuses on language teacher professional development and online learning.

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Jonathan Perkins | Editorial Board

Jonathan Perkins is the Director of the Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center and Director of the Open Language Resource Center at the University of Kansas, where he also earned his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures.  His work focuses on the creation of Open Educational Resources for foreign languages.

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Molly Godwin-Jones | Editorial Board

Molly Godwin-Jones is a Learning Design Specialist at the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In this position, she supports Language Flagship programs across the US in implementing and assessing technology. Molly is also working to complete her PhD at the University of Kansas in Slavic Languages and Literatures with a focus on second language acquisition. Her research interests include Russian language pedagogy and improving student spoken fluency.

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Jeffrey Samuels | Interviews Editor

Jeffrey Samuels is the co-founder, President and CEO of World Languages 360, a nonprofit organization focused on opportunities for language learners in workplace settings. He has a Ph.D. in Information Technology-Education from Capella University and a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from Tulane University. He is a former Spanish language and Latin American History teacher with a longstanding interest in Computer-Assisted Language Learning.

Florencia Henshaw

Florencia Henshaw | Editorial Board

Florencia Henshaw has a PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she is now the Director of Advanced Spanish. Her research focuses on evaluating the extent to which different pedagogical tools and practices may benefit second language and heritage language learners.

Molly Peeney

Molly Peeney | Editorial Board

Molly Peeney is a Lecturer in Foreign Languages at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches Russian language and literature. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Slavic Languages and Literature and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Temple University.

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Frederick Poole | Editorial Board

Frederick Poole is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching program at Michigan State University. He has a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences and a Master of Second Language Teaching from Utah State University. His research investigates the implementation of technology for assessing second language literacy skills and the effect of well-designed games on second language learning, teaching, and classroom dynamics.

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Russell Hugo | Site Manager

Russell Hugo is the assistant director of the Language Learning Center at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Linguistics, focusing on Computer Assisted Language Learning, Indigenous Languages and Technology, and Sociolinguistics.

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Dan Nickolai | Site Manager

Dr. Dan Nickolai is an Associate Professor of French and the Director of the Language Resource Center at Saint Louis University. He has a professional and educational background in the fields of Computer Science, French, and Second Language Acquisition. His current work focuses on developing web-based applications that support language learning, assessment, and research.

External Reviewers and Acknowledgments

We would like to thank these people who have graciously given of their time to review articles for The FLTMAG:

Gretchen Eichenberger Aiyangar, Joseph Borkowski, Adolfo Carrillo Cabello, Melissa Fiori, Adan Gallardo, Kevin Gaugler, Luca Giupponi, Adrienne Gonzales, Lauren Hetrovicz, Jean Janecki, Marlene Johnshoy, Matthew Kanefsky, Austin Kaufmann, Beth Kautz, Viviane Klen-Alves, Apostolos Koutropoulos, Felix Kronenberg, Betsy Lavolette, Sherry Maggin, Paul Sebastian, Priya Panday-Shukla, Laura Rampazzo, Lauren Rosen, Matthew Taylor, Wonneken Wanske, Kelsey White, Wenying Zhou, Giovanni Zimotti

Special thanks to Jeremy Quinn for technical and formatting help.

Please contact The FLTMAG Editor at fltmag @ iallt.org if you wish to become an external reviewer.