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Amy S. Thompson, Ph.D.

Director of International Relations and Strategic Planning for Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

430D Hodges Hall

Amy S. Thompson is the Director of International Relations and Strategic Planning for the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences, Chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Co-Director of the English Language Learning Institute, and a Woodburn Professor of Applied Linguistics. She previously served as the Associate Chair of the department of World Languages at the University of South Florida from 2014 to 2018. At the University of South Florida, she also served in other administrative capacities, including as chair of the University Graduate Council, which is responsible for advising the Provost and the Dean of the Graduate School of curriculum, principles, policies, and procedures affecting graduate education. Thompson received her Ph.D. in Second Language Studies from Michigan State University. 

Her teaching experience includes a range of theoretical and methodological courses in Applied Linguistics. Regarding research, her primary research foci involve Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition and the interaction of these IDs and multilingualism, as well as inquiries into linguistic racism and gender in higher education. Thompson has authored a book about context and motivation (Multilingual Matters, 2021) and has co-authored a book about language learning in Anglophone settings (Palgrave, 2021). Other examples of her research can be found in journals such as the Modern Language Journal, TESOL Quarterly, Foreign Language Annals, and the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, among others. 

More information can be found on her website  

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