The NALRC is pleased to announce Kazeem Kẹ́hìndé Sanuth as its new Associate Director.
Kazeem Sanuth holds a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) with a combined minor in the pedagogy of Less Commonly Taught Languages from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also has an M.A. in African Languages and Literature from the same university. His research explores the social, cultural, and linguistic implications of language study abroad in a multilingual West African setting.
Dr. Sanuth has been involved in language education and internationalization as a classroom instructor, a coordinator, and an administrator of language education programs. Before transitioning to the NALRC, he served as the International Education Outreach Administrator with the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLS), Indiana University-Bloomington (IU). He chaired the campus-wide International Outreach Council (IOC) and undertook a wide range of projects and events, while working closely with eight Title VI funded National Resources Centers (NRCs) in HLS and the Global Education Initiatives (GEI) at the School of Education, IU.
Kazeem will build on NALRC's strong foundation to serve the nation and beyond. He seeks to: (1) maintain and broaden access to the Center's resources (2) sustain and enhance support for scholarship and practice in the field of African language pedagogy (3) deepen collaboration with scholars, students, administrators, and allied practitioners in the field, and (4) provide enabling platforms where new, current, and emerging initiatives in the field can be nurtured.
Kazeem is committed to improving the quality and overall development of the field of African language teaching, including research, teaching, programming, publication, and outreach, etc.
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