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 Hipshire is the IT Administrator of the Language Resource Center.
The LRC has as part of its mission assessment services, and our proctors monitor tests and exams. The purpose is to provide accountability, making sure students conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the educational goals of the department and the university. They are also available to assist students as they access their exams with issues of technology.
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.