The PhD program in Applied Linguistics offers unwavering support, flexibility, and preparation, with engaging and approachable professors serving as both teachers and mentors, providing an enriching and empowering experience for aspiring linguists pursuing their academic and professional goals.

John Gibbons, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor at Grand Valley State University

  • Alum
Waco, TX
College Major
Applied Linguistics
Year Graduated


  • Ph.D., Linguistics and Literature, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2023
  • M.S., Applied Linguistics, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2019
  • B.S., Double Major Biology/Geography and Planning, Texas State, 2000
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