CV

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy – Second Language Studies

Michigan State University

Anticipated Graduation: May 2018

Dissertation Title: Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants’ Computer Assisted Language Learning knowledge and beliefs: The impact of international exchange

Master of Arts – Applied Linguistics

Ohio University

Graduation: May 2014

Bachelor of Science – Communications

Brigham Young University – Idaho

Graduation: July 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Graduate Assistant – Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA)

Michigan State University

January 2015-May 2016; August 2017 – Current

  • Worked with a web developer to create and fine-tune a website dedicated to assisting student language learners in their preparation for proficiency testing.
  • Responsible for the creation and execution of various workshops focused on incorporating technology into the language learning process.
  • Assist the language lab coordinator in the fulfillment of daily duties and administration of computer based proficiency exams.
  • Responsible for overseeing the proctoring of proficiency examinations administered by the department.

Fulbright FLTA Orientation Assistant – Michigan State University

Michigan State University

August 2017

  • Served as a guide to the incoming Fulbright FLTAs and assisted with arrivals and departures.
  • Provided support to the orientation coordinators for multiple presentation sessions and group activities.

 

Travel Coordinator – English Language Center

English Language Center

Michigan State University

May 2016 – August 2016

  • Worked with program coordinator to plan, schedule and execute activities for intensive English program students to attend events in Michigan area.

 

Research Assistant – World Englishes Methodology

Michigan State University

May 2015-October 2015

  • Surveyed the Journal of World Englishes issues through 2005 for various methodologies.
  • Compiled a comprehensive annotated bibliography of the Journal of World Englishes publications from 2005 forward.
  • Based on previous work I compiled and presented a list of potential authors for a forthcoming edited volume.

 

Online ESL Lab Consultant

English Language Center

Michigan State University

May 2015-August 2015; May 2016 – August 2016

  • Met with undergraduate international students and assisted with instruction in the writing process

including grammar, structure, and rhetoric through various online video and chat platforms.

 

ESL Lab Consultant

English Language Center

Michigan State University

August 2014-December 2014

  • Met with undergraduate international students and assisted with instruction in the writing process

including grammar, structure, and rhetoric.

  • Assisted international graduate students and researchers with editing, revising and improving theses and dissertations.
  • Responsible for evaluating and documenting student progress and providing future suggestions to the program.

 

Fulbright Scholars Cultural Liaison

Ohio University

Summer 2014

  • Served as a contact and assistant for newly arrived international scholars.
  • Provided assistance with adjusting to day-to-day living within the United States by answering questions and providing help when necessary to accomplish daily tasks.

 

 

Writing Tutor – Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE)

Department of Linguistics

Ohio University

August 2012 – April 2014

  • Met with pre-academic international students and assisted with instruction in the writing process including grammar, structure, and rhetoric.
  • Prepared materials and presented at workshops to groups of students on various skills to assist in the writing process such as summary writing and research citation.

 

Graduate Writing Tutor – English Language Improvement Program (ELIP)

Department of Linguistics

Ohio University

August 2013 – April 2014

  • Met with graduate students and assisted in the writing of theses, dissertations, presentations, and other research & theory papers.
  • Assisted students with reading comprehension skills.

 

Cultural Advisor – OPIE

Department of Linguistics

Ohio University

Spring 2013

  • Assisted Japanese exchange students during course instruction.
  • Ensured students understood what was required of them and assisted with the completion of course materials.

 

Exchange Tutor – OPIE

Department of Linguistics

Ohio University

Spring 2013

  • Supplemented course materials and instruction of Japanese exchange students through extra hours of supervised study time.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Teaching Assistant – Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages

Michigan State University

August 2016 – May 2017

  • Instructor for Language Teaching Methods in Spring 2017.
  • Instructor for two sections of Pedagogical Grammar for Teachers of English in Fall 2016.

 

Online Instructor – Second Language Acquisition

Linguistics & Languages

Michigan State University

July 2015-August 2015

  • Hired as a term Instructor for online introduction to Second Language Acquisition course.
  • Responsible for development of course materials and tests.

Teaching Assistant

Department of Linguistics

Ohio University

August 2012 – May 2014

Duties:

  • Teacher of record for Introduction to Linguistics course.
  • Created and executed lesson plans according to guidelines provided by the department.
  • Responsible for the assessment of undergraduate students.

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

 

Maloney, J. & De Costa, P. I. (2017) Imagining the Japanese heritage learner: A scalar perspective. Language, Discourse & Society, 5(1), 35-52.

Book Chapters

 

Maloney, J. (2018; In Press) U.S. foreign language student digital literacy practices: Factors affecting engagement.

 

De Costa, P. I., Crowther, D., & Maloney, J. (2018) Global Englishes Methodologies. Book chapter in preparation.

Reviews

 

Maloney, J., Liu, J. (2016 October) [Review of the book Teaching Languages Online (2nd Ed.)]. Language Learning & Technology, 20(3), 37-39. Available at http://llt.msu.edu/issues/october2016/review4.pdf

Miller, Z., Maloney, J. (2016 February) [Review of the book Language Learning with Digital Video]. Language Learning & Technology, 20(1), 46-49. Available at http://llt.msu.edu/issues/february2016/review3.pdf

PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS

 

Conference Presentations

 

Maloney, J. (2017 May) Digital Technology and Literacy Practices Outside of the Classroom: What Do Students Think? Paper presented at CALICO conference. Flagstaff, Arizona

Li, W., Kim, K., Lim, J., Maloney, J., Godfroid, A. (2017 March) Validating Measures of Implicit and Explicit Knowledge in L2 Acquisition. Roundtable discussion held at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) conference. Portland, Oregon.

Loewen, S., Crowther, D., Isbell, D., Lim, J., Maloney, J., Tigchelaar, M. (2017 March) The Statistical Literacy of Applied Linguistics Researchers. Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) conference. Portland, Oregon.

Maloney, J. (2016 October) Talking Tech: U.S. Foreign Language Students’ Digital Literacy Practices and The Connection with Language Proficiency. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF). New York, New York.

Maloney, J. (2016 May) US Foreign Language Student Language Proficiency and Technology Use: What’s The Connection? Paper presented at CALICO Conference. East Lansing, Michigan

Maloney, J. (2016 April) The Interpretability Hypothesis: Learner Sensitivity to Gendered Pronouns in English. Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) conference. Orlando, Florida.

Swinehart, N., & Maloney, J. (2014 May) Open, Online, and Local: A Community-based MOOC for Adult ELLs. Paper presented at CALICO Conference, Athens, Ohio.

Swinehart, N., & Maloney, J. (2014 April).  Expanding community English classes through an online course module. Paper presented at Ohio University CALL Conference, Athens, Ohio.

Jarvis, S., Casal, J. E., Taylor, J., Maloney, J., Konstantinova, I., & Wistner, B. (2014 March). Sentence memory and sentence processing: A longitudinal study of the effects of crosslinguistic similarity and learners’ cognitive capacities. Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) conference. Portland, Oregon.

Jarvis, S., & Maloney, J. (2013 October). Toward an improved model of lexical diversity with a focus on lexical specialness. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF). Provo, Utah.

Konstantinova, I., Taylor, J., Casal, J. E., & Maloney, J. (2013 October). An Exploration of the Challenges and Benefits of Long-Term Collaborative Research:  A Case Study of the Linguistic Department’s Working Memory and Crosslinguistic Influence Research Group’s Development and Evolution. Invited talk for Department of Linguistics Colloquium at Ohio University, Department of Linguistics, Athens, Ohio.

Amira, M., Casal, J. E., Dovbnya, T., Maloney, J., & Taylor, J. (2013 March) The effects of crosslinguistic similarity and working memory capacity on Chinese- and Arabic-speaking learners’ L2 intake. Paper presented at Purdue University Graduate Student Symposium on SLS/ESL. Lafayette, Indiana.

 

Workshops

 

Maloney, J. (2017, September) Some more information on technology in the classroom. Invited workshop for MSU Fulbright FLTAs. East Lansing, Michigan.

Handelman, M., Maloney, J. (2016 April) iPads in the Foreign Language Classroom. Professional development workshop given at CeLTA, East Lansing, Michigan.

Maloney, J. (2015 September) Online Tutoring Tips & Tricks. Workshop presented as a part of CeLTA Lunch & Learn Series, East Lansing, Michigan.

 

Maloney, J. (2015 March) Language Learning Apps for Mobile Devices. Workshop presented as a part of CeLTA Lunch & Learn Series, East Lansing, Michigan.

 

 

SERVICE, OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT

Co-editor for MSU SLS working papers

2014-2015

Served as a co-editor for the receipt, evaluation and acceptance of book and textbook reviews. Reviewed and provided comments on accepted manuscripts.

 

World Languages Day – Presenter & Volunteer

2015, 2016, 2017 – Around the World in 50 minutes

2016 – Brazilian culture and language ; Volunteer

2015 – Invited panelist on language learning

Organized and presented in multiple sessions on different cultures, language learning and the promotion of interaction between international representatives and U.S. high school students.

 

Production Assistant – Tea with BVP Podcast

College of Arts and Letters

Michigan State University

2016 – 2017

Assisted in the production of Podcast episodes including call management and reference collection.

 

Diversity Abroad Panelist – International Week

Ohio University

Spring 2014

 

Co-president – Linguistics Society of Ohio University (LSOU)

Department of Linguistics

Ohio University

August 2013- May 2014

Served as the coordinator and organizer of special events including the invitation of guest speakers and provision of professional development opportunities for the department and MA program.

Volunteer English Teacher – International Language Program (ILP)

Moscow, Russia

November- December 2009

  • Replacement instructor for class of 3 to 6 year old children.
  • Implemented lesson plans to help in the acquisition of particular grammatical structures and phrases.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • TEFL certificate; Ohio University
  • CALL certificate; Ohio University
  • SPEAK test rater; Ohio University

OTHER SKILLS

 

  • Experience with Inquisit Stimulus Presentation Software
  • Basic level of coding in Python
  • Experience utilizing the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office
  • Basic experience with Sequel Pro and mySQL workbench

LANGUAGES

 

  • English: Native
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Advanced Conversational
  • Japanese: Novice
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