Julie Matsubara, Class of 2006, to Study Ph.D. at Northwestern

| July 1, 2010

Julie Matsubara has recently completed four years of teaching at Kanda University of International Studies in Chi-ba, Japan. During her tenure at the university, she gained valuable experience in research through projects in EFL which have been presented and published. For example, in one study she replicated a pronunciation study in which she observed the effects of a pronunciation lab on students’ views of their own production. In addition, she acquired some experience in leadership by taking on the role of research project coordinator. As for the future, Julie will be starting a PhD program in Linguistics at Northwestern University in the fall of 2010. Her main interests still lie in second language phonology, continuing on from her TC Applied Linguistics MA essay, which was published in the 2006 TC Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics. In the meantime, Julie is planning on enjoying every drop of her vacation until the start of her doctorate.

This originally appeared in the 2010 edition of the TESOL/AL Times, the TC TESOL and AL Programs newsletter.