Campaign to Sustain the Future of FFAL

For over twenty years the FFAL endowment fund has provided travel awards to almost 100 deserving graduate students. Many of these individuals have joined the global network of applied linguists in various capacities and continue to support the mission of AAAL through their academic scholarship and service to the profession.

In February, 2021, a new campaign was begun to increase the level of the FFAL endowment by $60,000 by the end of the AAAL 2023 conference. This will allow the endowment to maintain the same level of support for graduate student travel for the next two decades despite any investment income instabilities.

To donate to FFAL, please click HERE. Your donation of any amount makes a significant contribution to FFAL’s ability to continue to support our graduate students, and, more generally, the field of Applied Linguistics. We thank you for your generosity!

Giving Circles

All amounts are in USD

Engagement Circle

up to $99
Cornerstone Circle $100+
Leadership Circle $500+
Foundation Circle $1,000+
Benefactor Circle $2,500+
Sustainer Circle $5,000+

Engagement Circle 

Soyele Rafiu Adekola
Theresa Antes, University of Florida
Raiza Franco Arestegui
Michael Benac, The University of Mississippi
Adrian Blackledge, University of Stirling
Kingsley Bolton, University of Saint Joseph Macau
Nadine Bravo, University of Southern Maine
Victor Brunko, Voccent Corp
Theresa Catalano, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Qingyue Chen, Boston College
Marilee Coles-Ritchie, Westminster College
Yuliya Desyatova, University of Toronto/OISE
Marilee Coles-Ritchie, Westminster College
Meredith Doran, The Pennsylvania State University
Olivier Elzingre, Monash University, Australia
Achille Fossi, Glendon College, York University
Olga Griswold, California Polytechnic State University at Pomona
John Hedgcock, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Christina Higgins, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Kristin Hiller, Duke Kunshan University
Renee Jourdenais, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Hazem Kairouz, Ministry of Education, Kuwait
Paula M. Kalaja, University of Jyväskylä
Lia Kamhi-Stein, California State University, Los Angeles
Andy Kirkpatrick, Griffith University
Eun Gyong Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Kathy Kim, Boston University
Jennifer MacDonald, Dalhousie University
Mary McGroarty, Northern Arizona University
Paul Meighan, McGill University
Micah Mizukami, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Mutsuko Nagasaki, Ehime University
Rhonda Oliver, Curtin University
Kate Paesani, University of Minnesota
Daniel Palacio, California State Polytechnic University
 Steven Paquin, University of Massachusetts Boston
Rachel Pinnow, The University of Mississippi
Jarely Aragon Ramirez, Washington State University
Yasmine Romero, University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
Randall Sadler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cristina Sanz, Georgetown University
Peter Sayer, Ohio State University
Mathias Schulze, San Diego State University
Benio Suzuki, Sophia University
Amelia Tseng, American University
Mark Visonà, Georgetown University
Amber Warren, University of Nevada, Reno
Linda Waugh, University of Arizona
Suwako Watanabe, Portland State University
Andrea Word-Allbritton, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Kimie Yamamura, Aoyama Gakuin University

Cornerstone Circle

Sarah Benesch, College of Staten Island, The City University of New York
Meg Gebhard, UMASS, Amherst
Kendall King, University of Minnesota
Mary McGroarty, Northern Arizona University
Elizabeth Miller, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlene Polio, Michigan State University
Brooke Schreiber, Baruch College, CUNY
Kelleen Toohey, Simon Fraser University
Daniel Walter, Oxford College of Emory University 
Paula Winke, Michigan State University
Wayne Wright, Purdue University

Leadership Circle

Sue Dicker, Hostos Community College, CUNY
Joan Kelly Hall, The Pennsylvania State University
Nick Ellis, University of Michigan
Carol Klee, University of Minnesota
Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan
Glenn Martinez, Ohio State University
Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia
Mary Schleppegrell, University of Michigan

Foundation Circle

Jodi Crandall, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Heidi Byrnes, Georgetown University
Suresh Canagarajah, The Pennsylvania State University
Carol Chapelle, Iowa State University
Tracey Derwing, University of Alberta
Patricia Duff, University of British Columbia
Fabiola Ehlers-Zavala, Colorado State University
William Grabe, Northern Arizona University
Shawn Loewen, Michigan State University
Lourdes Ortega, Georgetown University
John Schumann, University of California, Los Angeles

Benefactor Circle

Patsy Lightbown, Lightbown Family Giving Trust

Sustainer Circle

Susan Gass, Michigan State University
Richard Young, University of Wisconsin