I am currently a faculty lecturer in Critical Writing in the Disciplines at the University of Pennsylvania, a department with an interdisciplinary approach to writing in context, for authentic genres. My courses are organized around a topic in linguistics.

Fall 2018 courses:
WRIT 059 301  Language and social identity
WRIT 059 302  Child language acquisition
WRIT 059 303  Child language acquisition

Spring 2019 courses will be offered on the same topics. (Check Penn course registration for day/time information.)

My teaching interests span a range of topics, including:

  • syntax, morphology, and their interface
  • variation and sociolinguistics
  • fieldwork methodology; under-studied languages
  • Indonesian linguistics
  • writing about language; writing for the sciences

Previously taught at Penn:

  • Introduction to Linguistics (LING001)
  • Puzzles & Patterns in Language (PSPR024)
  • Syntax (LING250) – Teaching Assistant
  • Intro to Sociolinguistics (LING102) – Recitation Instructor
  • Intro to Linguistics (LING001) – Recitation Instructor

Previously taught in the English Letters Department at Ma Chung University:

  • General Linguistics
  • Modern English Studies
  • Stylistics
  • Writing I
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics.

Teaching distinctions:

  • Certificate for University and College Teaching, Center for Learning and Teaching (CTL) at the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2017-2018 CTL Teaching Fellowship (declined due to conflict with another fellowship)
  • 2014 Finalist for the Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students (nomination by students)