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Katherine Yaw

Northern Arizona University
Ph.D. Student
Flagstaff, AZ
Katherine (Kate) Yaw is a student in the Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics program at NAU. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, she has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer, and program administrator at schools and universities in the U.S. and the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq since 2007. She is also trained as a CEA site reviewer. She holds an M.A. in TESOL from the American University in Washington, D.C., as well as a B.A. in anthropology and Spanish from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include language attitudes, speech perception, and the role of listeners in effective communication.