Dr. Pahom is a linguist interested in intercultural communication, bilingualism, second language acquisition, gender and language, storytelling, writing instruction, and interdisciplinary studies. She teaches linguistics courses and coordinates the linguistics minor at LCU. In addition, Dr. Pahom directs the Honors Thesis Program and engages in various strategic planning initiatives for the Honors College at LCU. She is originally from Moldova and has also served as a missionary in Mexico. She speaks Romanian, English, Spanish, and Russian and has reading proficiency in French and Koine Greek.
Lee, Y. J., Pahom, O. & Weeks, B. L. (2019). Kinetic Study for Comprehensive Understanding of Solid-state Phase Transitions of Nicotinamide/Pimelic Acid Co-crystals. Crystal Growth & Design 19(2):932-941.
Pahom, O., Farley, A. & Ramonda, K. (2015). Are the best language learners from Mars or from Venus? Gender and vocabulary acquisition in the L2 Spanish classroom. The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal 15(1): 158-172.
Farley, A, Pahom, O., & Ramonda, K. (2014). Is a picture worth a thousand words? Using images to create a concreteness effect for abstract words: Evidence from beginning L2 learners of Spanish. Hispania 97(4): 634-650.
Pahom, O. (2014). Instruction in the adult acquisition of English as a second language: Does it make a difference? CCTE Studies 79: 66-73.
Pahom, O. (2013). Review of An introduction to conversation analysis by A. J. Liddicoat. International Journal of the Linguistic Society of the Southwest 32(1): 141-144.
Pahom, O. (2013). Review of Language, gender, and community in late twentieth-century fiction by M. J. Hurst. Gender and Language 7(3): 417-420.
Pahom, O. (2012). Review of Key terms in second language acquisition by B. VanPatten & A. Benati. The Electronic Journal for English as a Second Language 16(3).