Teaching

Beginning in Fall 2018, I am a faculty lecturer in Critical Writing in the Disciplines at the University of Pennsylvania, a department with an interdisciplinary approach to writing in context. I teach writing courses organized around topics in linguistics and social sciences: currently, one course on language acquisition in children, and a second on language and social identity.

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

I have been the instructor of record for Introduction to Linguistics (LING001); I also designed and taught a summer prep course, Puzzles & Patterns in Language (PSPR024), which focuses on interactive, interdisciplinary ways of looking at language as data. I have also been teaching assistant for Syntax (LING250); and recitation instructor for Intro to Sociolinguistics (LING102) and Intro to Linguistics (LING001).

Prior to graduate studies at Penn, I was a guest lecturer in the English Letters Department of Ma Chung University, where I taught General Linguistics, Modern English Studies, Stylistics, Writing I and Introduction to Sociolinguistics. I also provided consulting and advising at a local language school in Indonesia, and had the opportunity to occasionally teach in Indonesian (which is a second language for me).

Teaching distinctions:

  • Fall 2017 Certificate for University and College Teaching from Penn’s Center for Learning and Teaching (CTL)
  • 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 (This was especially meaningful to me as the nomination for this award came from undergraduate students in my class.)