My name is Jeffrey Maloney and I am a Ph.D. candidate in Second Language Studies at Michigan State University.
I received a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Brigham Young University – Idaho in 2011. I received a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from Ohio University in 2014. My main research interest areas are language-student and teacher technology use and its impact on language learning both in and out of the classroom. I also have worked in areas of identity, World Englishes, implicit and explicit language knowledge, and SLA researcher statistical literacy.
I am originally from the Cincinnati, Ohio area and I am an avid Nintendo fan. I also thoroughly enjoy hiking, camping, travel, reading and I always enjoy fantastic tales of heroism and magical beasts. I speak Brazilian Portuguese pretty well, and love to learn new languages and about new cultures.
In the picture above, I am on the left next to my wife Mallory who is holding our daughter, Rosa.