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Conference Keynote Speaker

Winke Keynote Speaker PhotoPaula Marie Winke

(BA French and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MA Linguistics, University Minnesota, Minneapolis; Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University) is an associate professor of Second Language Studies (SLS) at Michigan State University (MSU), co-director of the SLS Eye-tracking Lab, and co-PI on a 5-year, Language Proficiency Flagship Initiative grant from the National Security Education Program. She is currently serving on an ad hoc committee with the National Academies of Sciences, advising the U.S. Foreign Service on proficiency testing. Prior to joining MSU, Dr. Winke was a German instructor at the University of Minnesota, and a Test Development Manager at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington DC. While in Washington DC, she co-founded the East Coast Organization of Language Testers. She is a past president of the Midwest Association of Language Testers. She is the recipient of the International TESOL Distinguished Researcher award (2012), and the CALICO Article of the Year award (2008). Dr. Winke was a Peace Corps Volunteer to China (1998-2000), a Fulbright English Language Instructor in Hungary (2008), and will be a Fulbright Scholar in Germany (2020). Dr. Winke teaches language assessment for classroom and research purposes, and individual differences in second language acquisition. Recent publications include Foreign Language Proficiency in Higher Education (2018; Springer). She is the editor of Language Testing.