Honors/Awards

2016     TESOL 50 at 50 Awardee. (On the occasion of TESOL’s 50th anniversary, 50 individuals were selected who have made significant contributions to the TESOL profession within the past 50 years)

2014     Named honorary member of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (only 6 in the nearly 40 year history of the organization)

2014     Kenneth W. Mildenberger award for The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition (with Alison Mackey)

2012     ACTFL-MLJ Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education (with Luke Plonsky) for “Quantitative research methods, study quality, and outcomes: The case of interaction research”

2012     Language Learning outstanding article of the year (with Luke Plonsky) for “Quantitative research methods, study quality, and outcomes: The case of interaction research”

2002    Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award, American Association for Applied Linguistics

1999    Michigan Association of Governing Boards Award

1998    Ralph Smuckler Award for advancing international studies and programs, Michigan State University

1998    Distinguished Faculty Award, Michigan State University

1996    Paul Pimsleur Award for Outstanding Research, ACTFL (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

1995    MSU Outstanding Research Award, Golden Key Honor Society, 1995

1995    Department of English/ College of Arts and Letters nominee for Teacher-Scholar Award