Faculty and Staff

Elizabeth Dolly Weber, Ph.D. : Director<br/>Clinical Associate Professor of French, Department of French and Francophone Studies

Elizabeth Dolly Weber, Ph.D.


Clinical Associate Professor of French, Department of French and Francophone Studies

Dr. Weber has been directing the LCLC since 2010.  In addition to working with faculty and graduate students to help find the appropriate technology for each situation, her particular interest is in projects that provide opportunities for student choice, creativity, and collaboration in and beyond the classroom: mapping for language, literature,and culture classes; wikis for writing and note-taking; blogs to foster interest and engagement.  She is also Language Program Director for the French Basic Language Program in the Department of French and Francophone Studies.

Abigail Stahl : Digital Humanities Postdoc

Abigail Stahl


Digital Humanities Postdoc

In addition to working with instructors to identify and incorporate suitable technology in their classes, I am interested in the pedagogical uses of mainstream technology and digital humanities research tools. I am currently working on a research project that explores the effectiveness of text mining tools commonly used in digital humanities research as a means to help foreign language learners improve their writing skills.

Bonita Ford : Research Assistant

Bonita Ford

Research Assistant

I am currently pursuing an MA in Linguistics/TESOL. After graduation, I will pursue a PhD in Linguistics. I study Swahili & Spanish independently and plan to begin Arabic soon. I love learning about new languages & cultures while traveling the world. I‘m also interested in computational linguistics, specifically natural language processing.

Lucas Plazek : Research Assistant

Lucas Plazek

Research Assistant

Having completed my BA in Art History and History at Ohio Wesleyan University, I am currently pursuing my MA in Russian Literature at UIC. After spending time teaching English while in Russia, I am excited to work with valuable language technologies in the classroom that aid language acquisition. I am interested in the relationship between verbal and visual language and how that might be affected in language learning. Personally, I love to go to the cinema, play Tetris, watch basketball, and drink tea.

Mediha Skoro : Research Assistant

Mediha Skoro

Research Assistant

After completing my undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems and working in the field, I have decided to transition to MA in TESOL. I have taught as an ESL tutor in a traditional way. I have taught English speakers Bosnian language, traditionally as well. I am now highly interested to learn how technology helps in regards to online/blended learning and teaching. I would like to get familiar with different technologies that offer blended learning as well as to compare/contrast the efficiency of online learning.

Lexi (Yuanyuan) Wang : Research Assistant

Lexi (Yuanyuan) Wang

Research Assistant

After receiving my BA and BS from Towson University in 2014, I spent half a year teaching Chinese and  working with a TESOL program in the Baltimore County public schools. Now, I am pursuing my MA in Linguistics at UIC. I love traveling, reading, and exploring new things. I am looking forward to interacting, communicating, and helping other language learners.

Wenya Wang : Research Assistant

Wenya Wang

Research Assistant

After earning a BA in English Literature at University of Minnesota, I decided to pursue my MA in TESOL at UIC. I came back to Chicago for I see it as my second hometown. My goal is to promote intercultural communication through working in the field of TESOL.

Catherine Vlahos : Research Assistant

Catherine Vlahos

Research Assistant

After tutoring EFL students and completing a BA in Writing, I decided to pursue an MA in TESOL at UIC. I am passionate about technology and how it can be used in classrooms, and I would like to develop an educational EFL video game one day.