Mary E. Wildner-Bassett
Dr. Mary Wildner-Bassett earned her B.A. at Eastern Illinois University, her M.A. (with distinction) at the University of Wisconsin, and her Dr. Phil. degree at the University of Bochum, Germany in 1983. After teaching at the Zentrales Fremdspracheninstitut at the University of Hamburg for two years, she joined the faculty of the University of Arizona in 1986. Her publications include Improving Pragmatic Aspects of Learners' Interlanguage (Tübingen, 1984), Zielpunkt Deutsch (New York, 1992) and many contributions to anthologies and journals on foreign language pedagogy and second language acquisition, applied linguistics, and computer-mediated second language communication. She is presently serving as the Dean of the College of Humanities. She is also a faculty member of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT). She enjoys teaching culture and language courses on the undergraduate level, professional development, pedagogy, and applied linguistics theory and application courses on the graduate level, and courses on new topics as she develops them. She likes music, camping, fly fishing, and hiking, and takes particular delight in her three bilingual young-adult offspring.