Dr. Kimberly R. McDonough
Class of 1987
Career Pathway: Human Services
At GHS, Kim McDonough was a four-year member of the forensics team, a member of the National Honor Society and the valedictorian of her class.
She attended the University of Michigan where she earned a bachelor of arts degree with highest distinction and honors in political science and studies in religion in 1992. She earned a master of arts degree at Michigan State University in teaching English to speakers of other languages in 1998. She then earned a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from Georgetown University in 2001.
Dr. McDonough has presented numerous times at conferences and workshops in many locations around the United States, including New York, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Florida, and has presented numerous times in Thailand and Ontario. She has received many grants and awards, including a priority research grant from the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages International Research Foundation, a humanities release time grant from the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign Research Board and an International Research Grant from the Hewlett Foundation. She has been published in an invited journal and has several published articles in referred journals.
Dr. McDonough was a research assistant at MSU in its Center for Language Education and Research. At Georgetown, she was a research and teaching assistant in the department of linguistics. Since 2001, she has been an assistant professor in the division of English as an International Language at the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign. In August 2005, she will be begin work as an assistant professor of applied linguistics in the English department at Northern Arizona University.
Dr. McDonough is married to Ronald J. Crawford.