I currently teach LING 320: General Linguistics, an upper-level introduction to the tools and methodologies of linguistics at the University of Hawaiʻi. The main goal of this course is to familiarize students with the technical analysis of language, through a survey of major research subfields and approaches throughout the field of linguistics. I have also taught LING 102: Introduction to the Study of Language, a basic introductory course to linguistics at the University of Hawaiʻi. My teaching focuses on encouraging my students to appreciate linguistic and cultural diversity while challenging them to connect academic knowledge to the world around them, think critically, and expand their worldviews.


2017 class photo from Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation.

I have also taught INT-D 318: Technologies for Endangered Language Documentation, as part of the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI) at the University of Alberta. This course introduces audio and video recording technology to speakers and learners of Canada’s Indigenous languages. Here I focus on acquainting students with software and hardware tools, helping them to overcome anxieties related to technology, and empowering them to create, edit, and transcribe their own recordings of their language to produce community-oriented language resources.

See my CV for more details on my experience, and contact me if you’d like to see a syllabus or one of my in-class presentations.