Mackenzie McFadden Coulter-Kern is a Ph.D. student in Hispanic Linguistics from North Manchester, Indiana. She received a dual B.A. in Spanish and International Studies from Juniata College in Pennsylvania. After graduating she taught ELL and high school Spanish in Indiana and later kindergarten at a bilingual school in the Dominican Republic. After working in the Dominican Republic she taught English for a year at the Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes in Aguascalientes, Mexico on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Mackenzie and her husband Sam are living in Seville, Spain during the 2018-2019 academic year as part of the graduate student exchange program. Her main research interests are Second Language Acquisition, Phonology and Pragmatics. She is particularly interested in how individual differences such as identity and the ideal L2 self interact with second language acquisition and the acquisition of pragmatics in university students and in elementary age students.
Doctoral Student, Hispanic Linguistics