Internal Review Board Member, 2013-present

EHE Research Methodology Center Advisory Board Member, 2018-present

Dean’s Budget Committee Member, 2017-present

Graduate Student Working Group for Foreign Language Research and Teaching (FLRT) Faculty Adviser, 2017-present

Second Language Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization Advisory Committee Member, 2015-present

Language Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization Advisory Committee Member, 2013-present

Buckeye Language Network Language Pod Educational Director, 2012-present

Buckeye Language Network Steering Committee Member, 2010-present

Center for African Studies Advisory Board Member, 2008-2016

Center for Video Ethnography and Discourse Analysis (CVEDA) co-director, 2011-2014

College Council Representative, 2011-2014

Literacy Studies@OSU Executive Committee Member, 2006-2014, Working Group on Literacy in Translation co-chair, 2013-2014

Department of Teaching and Learning Individual Study Credit ad hoc committee member, 2014

Department of Teaching and Learning OAA Self-study Outreach & Engagement subcommittee member, 2013

Department of Teaching and Learning Dual Degree Program ad hoc committee member, 2014

School of Teaching and Learning Faculty Workload Policy ad hoc committee member, 2010-2011

School of Teaching and Learning Equity and Diversity Committee member, 2009-2011


Fulbright Regional Peer Review Committee Member for Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program (BeNeLux/EU), 2018

U.S. Student Fulbright Program National Screening Committee Member, 2010, 2011, 2012

Program Co-chair of 2010 American Association of Educational Research Annual Meeting Division G Section 5 Social Context of Research on Schools and Communities (with Judy Kalman), May 2009-May 2010

Member of Division G Lifetime Award Committee to select the winner of the 2008 AERA Division G: Social Context of Learning Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Education Research – Lifetime Achievement Award, January-March 2008

Reviewer of book manuscripts for Cambridge University Press, Routledge, and Palgrave Macmillan.

Reviewer of manuscripts for several journals, including Anthropology and Education Quarterly, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Applied Linguistics, Journal of Literacy Research, Linguistics & Education, The Modern Language Journal, Qualitative ResearchReading Research Quarterly, TESOL Quarterly


Young English Language Learners Professional Development Modules, Resource Lead for Module 3 Supporting Language Development, Early Childhood Ohio, 2013-present

Central Ohio Adult ESL/Literacy Resources Promotion Project, project leader, 2012

Annual Ohio Somali High School, College, and University Graduation Ceremony, Ohio Teachers Workshop speaker, 2010, 2011

Columbus City Schools Professional Development Day, PD strand ‘Strategies to Improve Literacy for ESL Students’, keynote speaker, 2009