Faculty Profile

Applied Linguistics Faculty

Dan Evans, PhD

Director, English Language Programs; Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics/TESOL

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
Practicum II
Peace Corps Orientation Seminar
Various language courses within the English Language Programs

Daniel Evans, director of the English Language Programs and associate professor of applied lnguistics/TESOL, and Jeffrey Ayres, dean of the College and professor of political science, traveled to Japan, September 30-October 10, 2016, to strengthen relations with long-standing SMC partner universities in Japan.  Dan and Jeff met with faculty and administrators from Tokyo Women's Christian University, International Christian University, Kokugakuin University and Tamagawa University all in the Tokyo area as well as faculty and and staff at Kanazawa Technical College, Kanazawa Institute of Technology and Hokuriku University in the greater Kanazawa region.  One immediate result of the trip was to convince Kokugakuin University to return to SMC with students in 2017 for a four-week intensive English program as well as to discuss a new potential partnership with Hokuriku University.  Dan and Jeff also held two successful alumni receptions in Kanazawa and Tokyo with over twenty SMC alumni from the MATESOL program who now teach and work in Japan.
(posted November 2016) 

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)

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