Faculty member named NSF program director

Shobhana Chelliah, professor of linguistics and technical communications, has been selected as a rotator program director in the National Science Foundation’s Documenting Endangered Languages Program for one year, beginning in July. She will oversee the foundation’s merit review process, make funding recommendations and mentor junior researchers. She has received more than $385,000 in Documenting Endangered Languages funding to help preserve Lamkang, an endangered Indian language. She is creating an online dictionary for the language that will be available worldwide through UNT’s Digital Library.