• PhD, Hispanic Linguistics, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Dec 2005, Specialization: Hispanic Linguistics, Minor: Second Language Acquisition Theory and Teaching Methodology
  • MA, Spanish Linguistics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, August 2001, Specialization: Spanish Linguistics, Ancillary: Spanish Pedagogy
  • BA, Spanish, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, April 1998, Major: Spanish, Minor: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • AA, Riverside Community College, Riverside, California, December 1995

Areas of Interest

  • Spanish Grammar
  • Spanish Phonology
  • Language Contact
  • Second Language Teaching Methods
  • Language Attitudes
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Usage-Based Functionalist Linguistics
  • Language Variation and Change