Bio Statements. Introducing Yourself as a Researcher. What is a Bio Statement?. A bio statement is short for biographical statement and is also called a bio-data statement. A bio statement introduces you as a researcher. A bio statement often includes: Your academic credentials.
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Prof. Barbara Lust studied Developmental Psychology, Linguistics and Philosophy, as well as English literature. She received her Ph.d. in Developmental Psychology from City University of New York Graduate Center after earlier studies at L'Institut des Sciences de l"Education, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She followed this with postdoctoral study in linguistics and philosophy at MIT before coming to Cornell. Her teaching at Cornell involves Developmental Psychology and Linguistics, within an interdisciplinary perspective of Cognitive Science.
Dr. Lust's research is framed in an interdisciplinary and cross-linguistic framework, involving the study of first, second and multilingual language acquisition, especially in the child, and links theoretical paradigms to experimental methods of research. Recently she is involved in building a virtual internet-based international center for the study of language acquisition and the related science of information integration which it involves. She is also developing comparative study of language in normal healthy aging in contrast to that in early Alzheimer's Disease.
Dr. Gebhard is a recently retired IUP professor where he taught in the English Department Composition & TESOL Program. Throughout his career, he has been an international speaker and advocate for ESL/EFL students and teachers, and he has taught English to a variety of different students, including Buddhist monks in Northeast Thailand, Vietnamese and Laotian refugees in Hawaii, immigrants in New York City, intensive language institute students in New York City and Indiana, Pennsylvania, university English majors and non-English majors in Thailand, businessmen in Japan, and undergraduates at IUP.
He has also taught English teachers and developing scholars enrolled in the Ph.D. Program in Composition & TESOL and in the MA TESOL Program at IUP, as well as teachers in China, Japan and Hungary where he taught as a visiting professor. After earning his doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University, he focused on developing principles & practices teachers can use to make their on informed teaching decisions, rather than to depend on the prescriptions of others.
Dr. Gebhard is the author of Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language (University of Michigan Press, second edition, 2006) and Language Teaching Awareness: A Guide to Exploring Beliefs and Practices (Cambridge University Press, 1999, with Robert Oprandy). He has also published scores of book chapters and journal articles. His most recent book chapter is The TESOL Practicum (In A. Burns and J.C. Richards, eds. The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Teacher Education, Cambridge University Press, in press).