Our faculty share some words of encouragement with the Class of 2020!

The Linguistics department offer our sincere congratulations to the Class of 2020! We feel honored to celebrate these amazing students and their achievements! Please view our list of graduates then scroll to the bottom to view a short video from our faculty to all our graduates.


Doctor of Philosophy

Jeffrey Edward Kallay Towards Modelling Pausing Patterns in Adult Narrative Speech

Misaki Kato Production and Perception of Native and Non-native Speech Enhancements

Amy Elizabeth Smolek Teaching Papa to Cha-Cha: How Change Magnitude, Temporal Contiguity, and Task Affect Alternation Learning

Valeriia Tretiak Contingency, Contiguity, and Capacity: On the Meaning of the Instrumental Case Marking in Copular Predicative Constructions in Russian


Master of Arts

Shelby Rebekah Arnson

Elior Elkayam


Bachelor of Arts

Winter 2020

Nichole Nadeen Cummings

Meredith Grace Dyall

Madeleine Jane Foley

Jessica Williams

Spring 2020

Chasen Joleigh Afghani5

Hayli Brianne Brown2,4

Daniel Luna Castro

Yongming Chen

Kylen Isaiah Dahlstrom

Carissa Anne Diantoro1,4,5

Madeleine Margaret Ferree

Sarah Cydney Geddry

Mariah James Griffith

Xingling Guan

Hannah Rowan Heimer

Brendan Connor Hodge

Abigail Daily Humphrey

Reed Stewart Jordan

Celina Carmen Maldonado4

Banyan Olds

Zhong Yi Qiu

Karlie Iris Scott

Riley Dean Sickler

Theodore Gottfried Sither

Shayan Tahmaseb

Marin Anne Wadsworth3,4

Kayla Jane Walker1,4,5

Laura Vivian Walter

Aubrey Anne Whitty

Hana Carrie Wikum1,4

Arely Zarate-Chavez

Summer 2020

Austin John Calvert Wright

1 Summa cum laude 2 Magna cum laude 3 Cum laude 4 Phi Beta Kappa Members-Elect

5 Department Honors


Recognized Faculty 2020

Melissa Baese-Berk, Associate Professor – Named David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar; LSA Service Award

Vsevolod Kapatsinski, Associate Professor – Fund for Faculty Excellence Award; LSA Bloomfield Book Award

Kristopher Kyle, Assistant Professor – New Faculty

Gabriela Pérez Báez, Associate Professor – Recent Promotion; LSA Early Career Award