I'm Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at Western Washington University.I'm a syntactician by training (University of Arizona and University of Washington); I wrote my dissertation on question formation and worked with speakers of the Athabaskan language, Babine-Witsuwit’en. I have also done some work on Salish languages, spoken throughout the Salish Sea region. I remain very interested in both of these language families and in learning more about these language communities' language teaching and revitalization projects.
My more recent research agenda involves the integration of linguistic knowledge into K-12 teaching. I am involved in a number of projects that work toward this common goal. See the Ling in K-12 tab for more info!
During the 2019–2020 academic year, I am one of the members of a Faculty Learning Community in an NSF-funded, Linguistic Society of America initiative on scholarly teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The PIs on this grant are Kazuko Hiramatsu and Michal Temkin Martinez.
Western students, prospective students, alumni, I'm happy to talk with you - please contact me by email.