About Me

I am an applied linguist, language teacher, and materials developer with a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Penn State and an M.A. in Teaching a Foreign Language – Russian from the Middlebury (formerly Monterey) Institute of International Studies. Currently I direct the Russian Language Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Before that, I was the director of the Language Acquisition Center (now Language Commons) at the University of Houston.

Interests: materials development, foreign language pedagogy, corpus linguistics, pragmatics, formulaic language.