The LRC is part of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures. The LRC staff, with input from the Department Head and the Language Coordinating Committee, set the general direction of the LRC and provide leadership for Center projects and initiatives.
Douglas W. Canfield is the Coordinator of the Language Resource Center. His background is in French instruction via hybrid courses with significant online modules. His research explores music and videoclips as catalysts for the Chomskyan “Language Acquisition Device”, the creation of discourse and gaming communities for language instruction and research, and the leveraging of open-source and low-affect technologies in language resource centers. He is a member of the International Assocation for Language Learning Technology (IALLT), the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Among his other scholarly works, he was awarded a highly competitive Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) for the summer of 2010 where he conducted a discursive investigation of communities of language practice in virtual worlds.
Mark Hipshireis the IT Administrator of the Language Resource Center.
The LRC has a long history of engaging students with issues of linguistic diversity and multiculturalism. To further that goal, our student workers are also student leaders and involved in many aspects of our programs, events and services.
Shondreka Daniels is a dual major in Microbiology and Spanish. Her hobby is learning multiple languages and various crafts. Her future goal is to become a microbiologist specializing in genetics, or to become involved in linguistic matters that will make use of her language skills.
Victoria Mitkusevitch is a Business Management and German dual major. She is also in the Chancellor’s Honors Program and the current treasurer for the Management Society at the University of Tennessee (MSUT). In her spare time she likes to expose herself to different languages and read. One of her many interests include the research of fairytales and how fairytales have influenced various cultures.
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