What I do.

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Professor of Linguistics

Teacher standing in front of classroom. Students sitting at desks looking at the teacher.
Photo credit: John Kelly, Boise State University

This year marks my 14th year as a linguistics faculty member at Boise State University. My areas of specialty in linguistics are phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, and language documentation. I also actively engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). In addition to classroom teaching, I am the founding director of the Mary Ellen Ryder Linguistics Lab, and the inaugural chair of the Department of Linguistics. I am currently on sabbatical for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Associate Editor, Language (Teaching Linguistics)

I am proud to serve as co-Associate Editor of the Teaching Linguistics section of Language, the flagship journal of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). Our section showcases innovative pedagogy in the field of linguistics, empirical studies on teaching and learning of linguistics in higher education and K-12, and offers reviews of linguistics textbooks. My co-Associate Editor, Dr. Kazuko Hiramatsu, and I recently received a National Science Foundation grant to co-facilitate a Faculty Learning Community on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in linguistics.

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