Oakcrest Teacher Receives Dissertation Award from Georgetown

Dr. Celia Zamora, Foreign Languages Master Teacher at Oakcrest, has been named the recipient of Georgetown University’s 2019 Harold N. Glassman Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences.

This award honors outstanding dissertations in the areas of the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.
Dr. Zamora’s dissertation is entitled The Secret is in the Processing: A Study of Levels of Explicit Computerized Feedback in Heritage and L2 Learners of Spanish.
She holds several advanced degrees including a Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from Georgetown University; M.S. in Spanish Linguistics, Georgetown University; M.A. in Linguistics, Florida International University; and B.A. in English Literature and Japanese Culture Studies, Florida International University. Other papers include Leow, R. & Zamora, C. (2017). “Intentional and Incidental Learning” in The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition and “Does, um, the medium, uh, matter? Measuring fluency through filled pauses (FP) in Face-to-Face and Teletandem communicative groups.”
Dr. Zamora will be recognized for her achievement at Georgetown’s Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 17.
“Dissertations such as yours help to identify Georgetown as an institution where serious graduate work takes place,” said Norberto Grzywacz, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. “Thank you for your contribution to the intellectual life of this institution. I am confident that we will be increasingly proud of your work in the years to come.”
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