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Jennifer N. Behney, PhD Candidate in Second Language Studies (SLS)
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Professional Experience

Fall 2011 - Present

Michigan State University
Testing Office, English Language Center
Visiting Specialist-Curriculum Development
  • Development, evaluation, and validation of Michigan State University English Language Test (MSUELT) and internationally-recognized Certificate of English Language Competency (CELC) and Certificate of English Language Proficiency (CELP) tests
  • Supervision of test item writers and reviewers
  • Coordination of off-campus field testing of MSU English language tests
  • Administration of on-campus English language tests

Fall 2006 - Spring 2011

Michigan State University
Second Language Studies (SLS) program
Research Assistant for Professor Susan Gass
  • Assisted with eye-tracking and syntactic priming research projects
  • Assisted with book reviews for Studies in Second Language Acquisition
  • Assisted with editing of 3rd edition of Gass and Selinker, Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course

Spring 2007 – Summer 2009

Michigan State University
English Language Center (ELC)
Testing Office Assistant
  • Helped to organize English language tests and to report scores
  • Administered SPEAK and MSUELT (Michigan State University English Language Test) tests to international students
  • Rated ITAOI (International Teaching Assistant Oral Interview) tests