Kwangmin Lee and Diane Neubauer were honored with Graduate Student Research Paper Awards from the Department of Teaching and Learning in the University of Iowa College of Education.
Lee, originally from South Korea, is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Foreign Language and English as a Second Language Education. He also completed a Master of Arts degree in Educational Measurement and Statistics. He won the award for his work entitled "The underlying structure of Foreign Language Anxiety in integrated speaking assessment: a mixed methods study". His research interests include quantitative approaches to second language integrated writing assessment. After completing his Ph.D., his goal is to carry out teaching and research in second language education and assessment.
Neubauer, originally from Ohio, is pursuing a Ph.D. in Foreign Language and English as a Second Language Education. She won the award for her work entitled "K-12 World Language teachers’ Use of Conferences as Professional Development". Her research interests include the work language teachers do to facilitate their students' language development, literacy, and intercultural competence. After graduating with her Ph.D. in May of 2022, her goal is to work in a combination of teaching, teacher education, and research related to language teaching and learning.