Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri
M.A. and PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Dan started his long career in English language teaching as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Korea in 1971-73 and has been involved in the field ever since. He is delighted to be able to continue his relationship with Peace Corps by administering two Saint Michael’s programs – Peace Corps Master’s International and Peace Corps Prep. Before joining the faculty of Saint Michael’s College, he spent 10 years teaching in South Korea and Japan.
Areas of Expertise:
Second-language acquisition theory and methods, attitudes and motivation in second-language learning, acquisition of suprasegmental features of pronunciation, English phonology, and pronunciation teaching.
Courses I Teach:
Theory and Method in Language Teaching
Teaching Oral Skills in ESL/EFL
Peace Corps Orientation Seminar
Various language courses within the English Language Programs
Daniel Evans, associate professor of applied linguistics, was a featured speaker at the Korea TESOL Conference, Oct.4-5 in Seoul, Korea. His presentation, “The ‘Front Tier’ of Pronunciation: A Right-side-up Approach,” emphasized the importance of suprasegmental features of pronunciation and incorporated projects created by students of Saint Michael’s College’s Intensive English Program.
(posted December 2014)