• Senior Education Advisor for Mentoring in Research, Vp For Research
  • Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Honors College
  • Professor, Linguistics


  • BA, Linguistics, University of Iowa
  • MA, Linguistics, University of South Carolina
  • MA, Linguistics, University of Arizona
  • PhD, Linguistics, University of Arizona


I study a variety of phenomena related to the acquisition of the phonology of a second language (L2) by adult learners, specifically the development of L2 phoneme inventories. My research typically involves experimental investigations of the perception of L2 sounds, the influence of various types of linguistic experience on L2 phonological development, and L2 reading.

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