Nina Vyatkina

Nina Vyatkina

PhD, German Applied Linguistics, 2007

Professor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas


Biography:

Nina Vyatkina graduated with a PhD in German, Applied Linguistics option, in 2007 and immediately started working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013 and to Professor beginning August 2018. She has also been serving as department chair since 2016. She has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate German and Applied Linguistics courses and directed several dissertations. Prof. Vyatkina’s research interests include instructed second language acquisition, corpus-based language learning and teaching, and learner corpus research. Her articles on these topics have appeared in leading Applied Linguistics journals. She is a co-recipient of the 2009 Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education.  She serves on the Executive Board of the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) and the Editorial Boards of Language Learning & Technology and International Journal of Learner Corpus Research. Prof. Vyatkina gave twelve invited talks in seven countries beyond the US, and she has been collaborating on international projects with German scholars from the University of Tübingen and Humboldt-University in Berlin, where she spent the 2014 fall semester as a U.S. Fulbright scholar.