• Assistant Professor, Linguistics

Research Summary

My research examines the role of existing phonological knowledge in the representation and processing of nonnative input. It combines insight from phonological theory, and psycholinguistics in order to better understand the nature and persistence of cross-language influence in speech perception and the acquisition of an L2 sound system.


  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Maryland. Project: Similarity in L2 Phonology
  • Certificate in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program, University of Maryland
  • M.A., Linguistics, Syracuse University
  • B.A., Spanish, State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo
  • NYS Certification in Secondary Education (7-12), Spanish, State University of New York at Geneseo