Student Advising


Dr. Daniel Scarpace, PhD, UIUC

Department of Linguistics and TESOL

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Dr. Daniel Scarpace in a cap


Office: Hammond 125

Interests: Phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, second-language acquisition, Romance languages.

Dr. Cynthia Kilpatrick, PhD, UC San Diego

Department of Linguistics and TESOL

Interim Director of the English Language Institute

Assistant Professor of Instruction



Office: Hammond 403

Interests: TESOL, second language acquisition, bilingualism, phonology, phonological acquisition, phonotactics, experimental phonology/phonetics, Romance languages (especially Spanish), dialects of the Southern U.S.

Lauren Vanpool

Academic Advisor II

Sociology, Anthropology, & Linguistics


Office: University Hall 434

Program Advisors


Starting in the Spring of 2023

  • Applicants for the MA in Linguistics or the PhD in Linguistics
  • please contact Dr. Daniel Scarpace (
  • Currently enrolled students in our MA in Linguistics or PhD in Linguistics AND
  • Currently enrolled students in our MA in TESOL or the Graduate Certificate in TESOL: 
     contact Dr. Cindy Kilpatrick (
  • Undergraduates working on our BA in Linguistics, Minor in Linguistics, or the Undergraduate TESOL Certificate: 
     contact Ms. Lauren Vanpool (