Fall 2023 Courses:

  • WRIT 0310: Bilingual Brains (Writing Seminar in Cognitive Science)
  • WRIT 0590: Texting is Ruining Writing (Writing Seminar in Linguistics)
  • PROW 100: Fundamentals of Professional Writing (LPS Course; Online)

Spring 2024 Courses:

  • GLOBAL SEMINAR: Tourism, Sustainability and Local Impact (Writing Seminar with class travel to Indonesia)
  • WRIT 0310: Bilingual Brains (Writing Seminar in Cognitive Science)

I currently teach Critical Writing Seminar (“Writing Sem”) at Penn. The Critical Writing department has an interdisciplinary approach to writing in context, in authentic genres. In my seminars, students read primary research papers in linguistics or cognitive science, and develop their own research projects while learning to support claims with evidence and logical argumentation.

My broader teaching interests include:

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

Teaching distinctions

  • 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)
  • Certificate for University and College Teaching, Center for Learning and Teaching (CTL) at Penn

Previously taught at Penn:

  • American Dialects (WRIT 059)
  • Children’s Language Acquisition (WRIT 031)
  • The Human Mind (WRIT 031)
  • Language and Social Identity (WRIT 059)
  • Popular Myths About Language (WRIT 031)
  • Introduction to Linguistics (LING 001)
  • Puzzles & Patterns in Language (PSPR 024)
  • Exploring Linguistics (PSPR 053)

Previously taught at other universities:

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