Senior Lecturer , LIT
Office: JO 5.608C
Areas of Specialization: Second Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Spanish & Portuguese.
Education: MA, Applied Linguistics, Columbia University Teacher's College, 1995
MA, Spanish Civilization, New York University (Madrid), 1993
BS, Economics and Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 1988
Thomas M. Lambert has served as Senior Lecturer in the school of Arts and Humanities since 2001. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1988 with a BS in Psychology and Economics. He holds an MA in Spanish Civilization from New York University (1992) and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University's Teachers College (1995). He currently trains international teaching assistants in public speaking, teaching methodology and advanced English, preparing them to work in the American university classroom. In addition to the English Proficiency Program, his teaching has included Lit 3330 Linguistics, Lit 4348 English Syntax, CS 5301 Professional and Technical Communication, HUED 5353 ESL Methodology, HUSL 7385 Applied Linguistics, HUMA 6321 Spanish Review, and HUMA 7321 Spanish Workshop. Mr. Lambert has also taught English and culture since 2002 in the US-Mexico Summer Research Internship Program. His extensive personal involvement with this program each summer has been a major factor in its success.
Mr. Lambert's education and professional experience in São Paulo, New York, and Madrid provide him with valuable skills for this globally-oriented university. He aims to contribute to greater understanding of language within the UT Dallas community, reducing the prevalence of myths that cause fear, misunderstanding, and resentment. Mr. Lambert is looking forward to contribute to expanding language education and international affiliation at UT Dallas.