Doctoral Student Spotlights

Lauren Gibson

TESOL

I chose this Doctoral Program Because:
I chose this doctoral program because my interest in Haitian Creole aligned closely with Dr. Shondel Nero's research background on creoles and dialect differences.
In 5 or 10 years I hope to:
Be a professor
One of the things I enjoy doing in New York City when I'm not being a doctoral student:
Going to Broadway Shows
A hobby I have is:
Tennis
My favorite place to get coffee or eat around NYU:
Think Coffee
Focus of my research of scholarship:
Acculturation and language development among post-earthquake Haitian immigrant children in bilingual vs. ESL classes
Academic or other experience that most influenced my choice of doctoral study:
Frequent trips to Haiti
Research or scholar I most admire:
Bonny Norton
Professor who has influenced me the most:
Shondel Nero
Favorite course as a doctoral student:
World Englishes
What I like most about being part of a community of doctoral students:
Dialoguing

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Lexington, KY
Career Goals:
Professor