Shobhana Chelliah

Shobhana Chelliah Profile
Associate Dean of Research and Development
Discovery Park E290
(940) 565-3851

Shobhana Chelliah supports faculty in their pursuit of research funding; provides educational opportunities to enhance grant-writing skills; provides leadership in communicating COI’s mission; co-ordinates strategic development efforts including marketing and alumni engagement.  She also works to foster international collaborations towards student recruitment and research excellence.

  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1992.
    • Major: Linguistics/A Study of Manipuri Grammar 
  • MA, University of Delhi, 1984.
    • Major: Linguistics/Case Morphemes and Their Functions in the Case System of Manipuri 
  • BA, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, 1982.
    • Major: English Literature with minors in Philosophy, Indian History and Hindi 
Research & Interests: 
  • Documenting Endangered Languages 
  • Lexical Database Creation 
  • Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork 
  • Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages