- Applied, Cognitive and Socio-Cultural Linguistics
- Instructional Technologies for Foreign Language Acquisition
- Pedagogy and Curriculum Development
Dr. David J. Shook is associate professor of Spanish, and currently serves as Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Programs in the School of Modern Languages. He advises for the applied language and intercultural studies (ALIS) degree and co-advises on language issues for the GEML and IAML degrees. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. He was named a Lilly Teaching Fellow in 1992 and "Professor of the Year" by the Georgia AATSP in 1996. His research interests lie in language program development, teaching methodology, grammar acquisition through reading, and the use of literature for language acquisition. His research papers appear in national journals, and he presents papers at local and national conferences. He frequently fields offers to produce and review textbook materials,.
Shook served as Interim Chair of Modern Languages from January 2014 through July 2016.