Dr. Mary Ann Lyman-Hager

Mary AnnMary Ann Lyman-Hager, Ph.D., is Professor of European Studies and French at San Diego State University, where she currently directs the Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC). LARC is home to a national Language Training Center, which provides training in a variety of critical languages to active duty military personnel nationwide. LARC also houses a Project Global Officer program (ProjectGO) which offers intensive language instruction for cadets nationwide in five languages (Russian, Persian, Chinese, Portuguese, and Arabic) and a STARTALK summer training for high school age students in Dari and Arabic. 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 and the CAST (Computer Assisted Speech Tool), a formative assessment tool for the Intermediate and Advanced levels of language in 15 languages. She has served as program and faculty reviewer for a number of American colleges’ and universities’ language programs as well as on dissertation and thesis committees, both nationally and internationally. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego State University Research Foundation and is newly appointed to the Cornell College Alumni Board of Directors. She is 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. In August 2016 she was awarded the SDSU Alumni Association’s distinguished faculty (Monty) award representing the College of Arts and Letters. Her courses include upper division and graduate courses in French Civilization, War and Memory, and Literature of the Early Twentieth Century.

Mailing address:
Language Acquisition Resource Center
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182-8305

Telephone: (619) 594-5480
Fax: (619) 594-0511
Email: mlymanha@mail.sdsu.edu