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Joshua BonzoJoshua Bonzo

Clinical Associate Professor of German and American Studies

Head of Section, German


Clinical Assistant Professor of German. His research interests focus primarily on foreign language writing, and how output is influenced both autonomously as well as by instructional convention. His studies include extensive backgrounds in second language acquisition and foreign language pedagogy. He is also deeply interested in comparative and historical Germanic linguistics. Dr. Bonzo is currently working on the development of an index he created for more accurately measuring writing complexity among intermediate German students.

Hometown: Cedar City, Utah


PhD, Foreign Language Pedagogy/Applied Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin

MA, Second Language Acquisition, Brigham Young University

BA, German, Southern Utah University

Area of Research/Specialties:

Applied Linguistics & Language Writing

Favorite Quote:

Be not simply good—be good for something.” –Henry David Thoreau


“Germany, anywhere—my home away from home—and Israel.”

Joshua Bonzo

Office: Thompson 124F
Phone: 509-335-6649