Eric Wallace-Modern Languages - Carnegie Mellon University

Eric Wallace

Office: FMS 326


I'm a student in the PhD program in Second Language Acquisition at Carnegie Mellon University.

After completing my PhD, I would like to continue working in my areas of interest, expanding the scope of my research to also include adult learners of English as a second language and adult learners of Chinese as a second language.


B.A. in English and Spanish from Florida State University

M.Ed. in Education from Ibaraki University, Japan

Ph.D. candidate in Second Language Acquisition, Carnegie Mellon University


My research interests are in adult second language acquisition generally and second language reading development and second language vocabulary acquisition specifically. My dissertation research focuses on the reading development of adult learners of Japanese as a second language with a focus on kanji (Chinese character) learning and instruction.