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 the Co-Convener of FSMLE, with Professor Alan Hirvela.
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, and informal language science outreach.
For a brief (and less frequently updated) overview of my work, see my T&L/EHE profile.
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My office is 202b Arps Hall. In AU 2020 I teach EDUTL 8610 Second Language Acquisition. My office hours in AU 2020 are in CarmenZoom, Wednesdays 3-4 pm and Thursdays 4-5 pm.