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Sawin, Ph.D.

Affiliate, Associate Professor

From: United States

At LCC Since: 2021


Dr. Thor Sawin is a language specialist. Dr. Sawin holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of South Carolina. Currently, Dr. Sawin is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education at Middlebury (formerly Monterey) Institute of International Studies (MIIS), Monterey, California.

Dr. Sawin previous taught German at Middlebury Language schools and at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Previously, Dr. Sawin served on the German/ English faculty at Handong Global University, and the English faculty at Yanbian University of Science and Technology in China. 

His research interests are language acquisition in international social impact and development settings, technology and autonomous language learning, critical multilingualism and language acquisition, organizational language acquisition policy, and multilingual practice in new media. 
In fall 2021, Dr. Sawin as taught Expository Writing and Second Language Acquisition at LCC.