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.

Spring 2019 courses:

WRIT 059 301  Language and social identity

WRIT 059 302  Child language acquisition

WRIT 059 303  Child language acquisition

My teaching interests span a range of topics, including:

  • syntax and its interfaces (wh questions, A-bar movement, wh-agreement, preposition dropping)  
  • variation and sociolinguistics (intra-speaker variability in syntax and morphology) 
  • 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)