I am an applied linguist and a linguistic anthropologist. My research examines the social and cultural patterning of learning and language development in communities whose members use multiple languages and participate in multiple learning traditions.
Within the Department of Teaching and Learning, I am a core faculty member of two areas of study: Language, Education, & Society (LES) and Foreign, Second & Multilingual Language Education (FSMLE). I am also affiliated with the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and four graduate interdisciplinary specializations: Language Sciences, Literacy Studies, Second Language Studies, and Applied Developmental Science.
I teach courses on language socialization, second language acquisition, linguistic diversity in education, linguistics for literacy and language education, and informal language science outreach.
For a brief (and less frequently updated) overview of my work, see my T&L/EHE profile.
If you would like to learn about applying for our BSEd, Masters, endorsement, EdS, or doctoral programs, please contact T&L’s Academic Services.
My office is 202b Arps Hall.
In SP 2019 I teach EDUTL 4303 Linguistic Diversity in Education (online) and EDUTL 7189 Advanced Field Experience (MA).
My office hours this semester are Tuesday 12-1 pm (virtual), Wednesdays 2-3 pm (virtual), and Thursdays 3 to 4 pm (f2f). I meet with a lot of students, so please email me to reserve a time slot even during regularly scheduled office hours.