Dr. Rod Case is an Associate Professor of Teaching English as a Second Language. Dr. Case is one of three recipients of the Northern Nevada English Learning Initiative (NNELI). NNELI is a National Professional Development grant program, fully funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition of the United States Department of Education which is aimed at providing coursework through the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno, to pre- and in-service teachers as well as paraprofessionals. Dr. Case teaches courses in second language acquisition and second language assessment. His research interests include various topics in applied linguistics and second language acquisition.