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Educational Background

Ph.D.        Applied Linguistics and Technology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

AGCSLS    Advanced Graduate Certificate in Second Language Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI

Fil. Mag.  Teaching Swedish as a Second Language, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

B.A.           Scandinavian Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

Scholarly Interests

Language Assessment & Technology

Selected Publications

Voss, E. (2021). The role of technology in learning-oriented assessment. In A. Gebril (Ed.) Learning-oriented language assessment: Putting theory into practice. New York: Routledge.

Purpura, J.E.,  Davoodifard, M. &  Voss, E. (2021) Conversion to Remote Proctoring of the Community English Language Program Online Placement Exam at Teachers College, Columbia University, Language Assessment Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/15434303.2020.1867145

Chapelle, C. A. & Voss, E. (2021). Validity argument in language testing: Case studies of validation research. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Voss, E. (2020). A lesson in hedging with online corpus data in an academic research and writing course. In J.K. Shin & P. Vinogradova (Eds.). Contemporary foundations for teaching English as an additional language: Pedagogical approaches and classroom applications. London: Routledge.

Voss E. & Kostka, I. (2019). Flipping the English for academic purposes classroom - Experiences at American universities. Singapore, Springer Nature.

Voss, E. (2018). Argument-based approach to validation in online language education. In S. Link & J. Li (Eds.), Assessment across online language education (pp. 239-256). Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing.

Voss, E. (2018). Assessment and Technology. In TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. DOI: 10.1002/9781118784235.eelt0388

Chapelle, C. A. & Voss, E. (2017). Utilizing technology in language assessment. In Shohamy, E. & I. Or (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Language and Education. Language testing and assessment (Vol. 7). Springer Press. ISBN 978-3-319- 02262-8

Voss. E. & Fang, W. (2016). Exploring attitudes and technology use for learning English in a flipped classroom: A comparison of ESL and EFL courses. In H. Y. Wang (Ed.) Cross-cultural communication and English language teaching (pp. 3- 18). Wuhan, China: Wuhan University Press.

Chapelle, C. A. & Voss, E. (2016). Twenty years of technology and language assessment in language learning & technology. Language Learning & Technology, 20(2), 116-128. DOI: 10125/44464

Chapelle, C. A. & Voss, E. (2013). Evaluation of language tests through validation research. In A. J. Kunnan (Ed.). The Companion to Language Assessment. (Vol. 3, pp. 1-17). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Voss, E., Tai, D. & Li, Z., (Eds.) (2013). Selected proceedings of the second language research forum: Converging theory and practice. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Erik Voss' research interests include applications of natural language processing in applied linguistics, language assessment and technology, and language assessment validation research. He is a member of the executive board for the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) and has served as webmaster for ILTA and secretary of the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT). Dr. Voss was employed as Associate Teaching Professor at Northeastern University in Boston, adjunct faculty at Hawaii Pacific University and Rockford College, and visiting instructor at the Chinese People’s Public Security University, Beijing, China, and Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota.

Professional Presentations

Voss. E. (2019). The role of technology in learning-oriented assessment. International Perspectives on Assessing World Languages (IPAWL) conference, Cairo, Egypt, January 31.

Voss. E. (2018). Language assessment and technology: Challenges and future directions. 6th International Congress of Modern Languages, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica, December 11.

Voss. E. (2018). Natural language processing and feature selection for automated language scoring & evaluation.  Assessing World Languages Conference II, University of Macau, Macau, October 31.

Voss. E. (2018). Argument-based framework and interpretation inferences for a test of academic English collocational ability. Paper presented as part of a colloquium titled "Argument-based validation research in language assessment" at the Language Assessment Research Colloquium (LARC), Ames, IA, USA, March 22.

Voss. E., & Kostka, I. (2016). Flipping the classroom to teach English for academic purposes. TESOL, Baltimore, MA, April.

Voss. E., & Hsu, A. (2016). Adding an additional oral English language assessment after university admission. Poster presentation at Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), Palermo, Italy, June 22.

Invited Workshops

Voss, E. (2018). Language assessment and Technology: Challenges and Future Directions Workshop, 6th International Congress of Modern Languages, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica, December 11.

Voss. E. (2018). Assessment and technology in classroom-based language programs. Macau Association of English Language Teachers (MAELT) workshop, Macau, November 2.

Voss. E. (2017). Current and Emerging Applications of Information Technologies for Language Assessment, Two-day workshop at the Language & Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) in Bogota, Colombia, July 17-18..

Voss. E. (2016). Useful Language Assessment with Technology, Two three-hour workshops for English (EFL) and Chinese instructors at the University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China, July 4-5, 2016.

A&HL 4000: Educational Linguistics

A&HL 4077: TESOL Classroom Practices

A&HL 5515: Introduction to Corpus Linguistics

A&HL 5199: Natural Language Processing for Applied Linguistics

A&HL 5301:Practicum I : Integrated Skills


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