Profiles in "Discourse Analysis" Expertise Area

  • Tray Geiger oversees data analysis and reporting to help inform data-driven decision making for student success processes and technologies on the Student Success Innovations team in the Office of the University Provost.
  • Prior holds a doctorate in second language acquisition (SLA). He teaches courses in applied linguistics, qualitative methods, discourse analysis and pragmatics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and TESOL.
  • Duran studies information processing as revealed in the dynamics of movement and language across individuals and groups. His research areas include social perspective-taking, interpersonal processes and deception.
  • The focus of Carla Firetto's research examines individual difference and mechanisms of learning to facilitate students’ high-level comprehension of complex texts and content.
  • Torres is an applied sociolinguist who uses quantitative and qualitative approaches to analyze spoken and written discourses concerning health issues—including policies, medical interactions, opioids, and access inequities.