Suchitra Sadanandan (Ph.D., USC)
Suchitra Sadanandan teaches classes in first and second language acquisition, phonology and phonetics, grammar, and sociolinguistics. Her doctoral dissertation submitted to the linguistics department at the University of Southern California was on Malayalam phonology using the framework of Optimality Theory. She has taught both undergraduate classes in the linguistics department at California State University, Long Beach, and the University of Southern California and graduate classes in the TESOL Program at California State University, Los Angeles and the Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California. Prior to her present position, she worked as an assistant lecturer in the Freshman Writing Program at the University of Southern California, as a lecturer teaching writing and grammar at the Regional Institute of English, Bangalore and as a lecturer teaching English literature in Madapally College, Kerala. She has presented papers on phonology and language assessment at AAL, LSA and SALA (South Asian Language Association) in the US, the UK and India.