Megumi Hamada
Megumi Hamada
Professor of English
Curriculum Vitae


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Megumi Hamada teaches courses in Teaching English to speakers of other languages. Her primary area of research is English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) reading and vocabulary acquisition. She incorporates psycholinguistic theories into her research with college-level students and low-literate adult refugees.


PhD Second Language Acquisition

Carnegie Mellon University. 2005. 

MA Linguistics/TESOL

California State University, Fresno. 2001.

Research and Publications

  • Hamada, M., & Miller, R. (2023). Crossing the Disciplines: State of TESOL Teacher Education Programs in US Universities. In D. Zhang Ed., Crossing boundaries in researching, understanding, and improving language education (pp. 127-147). Springer.
  • Hamada, M. (2021). Learning words from reading: A cognitive model of word-meaning inference. Bloomsbury.
  • Hamada, M. (2017). L2 word recognition: Influence of L1 orthography on multi-syllabic word recognition. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 46(5), 1101-1118.
  • Hamada, M. (2014). Role of morphological and contextual information in L2 lexical inference. Manuscript accepted for publication in The Modern Language Journal, 98, 992-1005.

Curriculum Vitae

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Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Materials Dev for Te 618 800 0000 - 0000