Dr. Mary Ann Lyman-Hager has directed LARC since 1997. In that time she has successfully overseen many federally funded projects of national impact including:
- 1997 – 2014: Title VI Department of Education Language Resource Center
- 2002 – 2008: International Research and Studies Department of Education grant to develop the CAST
- 2003 – 2007: Advancement of Distinguished Language Proficiency (ADLP) to develop ILR 3+ proficiency and above (Department of Defense)
- 2007 – present: ROTC Language and Culture Program, known today as Project Global Officers (GO)
- 2008 – 2011: Critical Language Immersion Program (CLIP), which served as the platform for a variety of military language training projects for Marines and Special Operations personnel
- 2008 – present: STARTALK Teacher Training and Student Camps spanning 7 different languages
- 2012 – present: The Southern Area International Languages Network (SAILN) as part of the California Subject Matter Project (CSMP) providing high quality language teacher professionalization opportunities
- 2011 – present: National Language Training Center (LTC) for Department of Defense personnel
Mary Ann has also been Professor of European Studies and French at SDSU, receiving the SDSU Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty in the College of Arts and Letters Award (The Monty) in 2016. She has served on the editorial boards of the Foreign Language Annals, the CALICO Journal, and Language Learning and Technology, and has been on the Executive Board of CALICO. She is the author of numerous articles in the field of language acquisition and of software for teachers. These include the Lesson Plan Generator (LPG), software based on ACTFL and state standards to assist teachers in creating theory-based lessons using the principles of Backward Design. She has been one of ten “Top Principal Investigators” at San Diego State University in terms of research dollars brought to the university and was named “Most Influential Faculty Member by the 2015 Outstanding Graduate in the Department of European Studies.
Please feel free to use the space provided below to share a personal story or anecdote about how Mary Ann’s work at LARC has impacted you or your programs/institution.
If possible please leave your comments by August 14th so that they might be recognized during her retirement celebration on August 18th.