Personal profile

Personal profile

Kiel Christianson has taught at the university level in Germany, Japan, and the U.S. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, and conducted the first "field-psycholinguistics" study on syntactic processing in any indigenous North American language (Odawa). He is currently Director of the Educational Psychology Psycholinguistics Lab at the Beckman Institute, and Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology. His research has been funded by NSF, NIH, and Procter & Gamble.

Research Interests

bilingualism & SLA

Honors & Awards

two-time Fulbright recipient
NSF CAREER Award (2009-2014) 

University of Illinois Campus Award for Excellence in Advising Undergraduate Research (2019)

Illinois College of Educaiton Distinguished Scholar (2019)

Illinois Colleg eof Educaiton David Zola Career Teaching Excellence Award (2020)

Professional Information

Dr. Christianson studies syntactic parsing, sentence comprehension in reading and listening, reading, language production, bilingualism, and morphological processing.

Office Address

210A Education
M/C 708
Champaign, IL 61820

Office Phone

Education/Academic qualification

Linguistics, PhD, Michigan State University

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