DePaul University Newsline > Sections > DeBuzz > Hoot selected as newest Research and Innovation Leadership Fellow
By Scott Butterworth /
February 23, 2023 /
Posted in: DEBUZZ /
Bradley Hoot, an associate professor of Spanish in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, has been selected by the Office of the Provost as the university's newest Research and Innovation Leadership Fellow.
The fellowship advances DePaul's research and innovation mission, and Hoot will devote much of the coming year to designing a program that provides faculty with opportunities for training and certification in research skills.
"New faculty members have often been trained very well to do one narrow thing in their discipline, but they may not always receive training during graduate school in other aspects of being a productive researcher," Hoot says. "Having a program in place to share hard-won skills with others will hopefully make an easier road for people just starting out, as well as help build capacity for research and creative activity at DePaul."
Hoot directs the Department of Modern Languages'
interdisciplinary minor in linguistics. His research on bilingualism uses quantitative methods from experimental syntax and psycholinguistics to better understand what speakers know when they know a language, and how that changes when a speaker knows more than one.
DePaul has now named three Research and Innovation Leadership Fellows since the program was launched in 2021. Hoot says he was drawn to apply by the opportunity to learn more about the infrastructure supporting research at the institutional level.
"I'm also looking forward to working with scholars from all disciplines and across the university and learning more about the different kinds of work taking place at DePaul," he says.
More information about the Research and Innovation Leadership Fellows program
Scott Butterworth is an editor of Newsline.