About me/contact


I am a professor in applied linguistics/TESL in the department of English at Northern Arizona University. I am also the academic director of the Program in Intensive English (http://nau.edu/pie). My research focuses on the linguistic description and interpretation of language performance. My specific research interests are in:

  • Second language speech and writing (Learner Corpora)
  • Task-based language teaching
  • Register analysis
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Peer interaction/collaboration
  • Teacher training/development

I teach courses to undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D. students that include

  • History of English
  • English Grammar
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Teaching Methods
    • Reading/writing
    • Speaking/listening
  • Ph.D. seminars on
    • Peer interaction
    • L2 writing
    • Register analysis and TBLT
    • Pedagogical Grammar

Here is a video of my interview with undergraduate students at my university:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iell3NcZ1lE

In my free time, I like to ride mountain bikes, play tennis, cook, and spend time with my family and friends.