Who I Am


Degree Programs 

19861992       Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
                            Ph.D. in Linguistics, August 1992
                            Dissertation:  The Phonetics and Phonology of Stop Lenition in Korean; Advisor:  Professor John B. Whitman

                            M.A. in Linguistics, May 1989

19821986       Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
                           A.B. magna cum laude in Linguistics with Psychology & Social Relations, June 1986
                           Undergraduate Honors Thesis:  New Perspectives on the Portuguese Vowel Shift; Advisor:  Professor Karin E. Michelson

Other Programs

19891990        Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
summer 1988    Division of Korean Language Education: levels 1, 3, 4, and 5

summer 1987    Summer Institute in Portuguese, University of California at Santa Barbara

summer 1985    LSA Summer Institute, Georgetown University, Washington, DC


Academic Appointments

1993-present    Department of Linguistics and TESOL, The University of Texas at Arlington (formerly the Program in Linguistics)

2008-present    Professor of Linguistics
2007-2008         Associate Professor of Linguistics
2003-2007         Associate Professor of Linguistics and Department Chair
2000-2003         Associate Professor of Linguistics and Program Director
1999-2000         Associate Professor of Linguistics
1993-1999         Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Fall 2004            Invited Professor (Chobing Gyosu), Department of English Literature and Education, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea

Summer 1997    Institute Affiliate, Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, Cornell University

Summer 1993    Adjunct Assistant Professor, University College, Syracuse University

1992-1993          Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Syracuse University

1988-89; 90-92  Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics, Cornell University

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