Edinburgh Research Explorer

Visiting and Research Positions

Sept. 2014 - present

• Chancellor’s Fellow, Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Sept. 2012 - Sept. 2014

• Assistant Professor, Linguistics Program, Department of English George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Sept. 2012 - present

• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science Department, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

October 2010 - August 2012

• Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Language Sciences, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester NY


Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Cognitive Science, September 2010

• Dissertation: Learning biases, regularization, and the emergence of typological uni-versals in syntax. 

M.A., Johns Hopkins University, Cognitive Science, May 2006

B.A., Brown University, Linguistics & Classics May 2004


Teaching at George Mason University

• Advanced Seminar on Language Acquisition: Statistical learning

• Advanced Seminar on Language Acquisition: Noun classes

• Introduction to Linguistics

• Research Methods in Linguistics

• The Making of French: An Exceptional History

Teaching at the University of Rochester

• Laboratory in Perception and Cognition

Administrative Roles

• Intellectual Life Committee, GMU English Department (Fall 2012-Fall 2014)

• Faculty liaison, GMU Linguistics Club (Fall 2012-Fall 2014)

• Member of the Linguistic Society of America, 2005-present

• Ad hoc reviewer for: PNAS, Language, Cognition, Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition, Language Learning, J. of Linguistics, Language & Speech, J. of French Language Studies, Brit. J. for Philosophy of Science, LSA Annual Meeting, AMLaP, CMCL, COLING, NSF, SSHRC, and others.


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