Education and Professional Positions
Currently, I am Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor of Linguistics, English Language and Literatures and Germanic Languages and Literatures.
Among other governance assignments, I have been elected to the University on the Faculty Senate and appointed to the Advisory Boards of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, the College’s Instructional Technology Committee, the Language Resource Center, and the University Libraries.
I have served the Linguistics Department in a variety of capacities, including as Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Department Chair and Department Chair. I was the co-chair of the Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics for the Linguistic Society of America and was the co-director (w/Andries Coetzee) of the 2013 Summer Institute in Linguistics.I have been an elected member of the Linguistic Society of America’s Executive Committee. I served as the co-editor (w/Anne Curran) of the Journal of English Linguistics from 2006-2012 and am on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals.