I am the Assistant Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office at Yale University. There, I oversee academic unit reviews and aspects of the tenure, appointments, and promotion process for faculty, among other responsibilities.
My academic training is in linguistics, and this site serves as a repository of my work in that field. As a linguist, I worked at the interface between syntax and morphology. I was particularly interested in wh-question formation strategies and the derivation of morphological alternations that appear in the context of A′-movement. Most of my graduate research involved data from Bantu languages, drawn from existing sources as well as original fieldwork with native speakers. After grad school, I held a part-time postdoctoral research appointment in the Linguistics Department, where I worked for two years as a member of the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project, which explores morphosyntactic variation within North American English.
Feel free to explore the pages on this site to learn more about me and my work in linguistics. You may also want to check out the feature about my research that appeared in the Dec. 2014 issue of the Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences newsletter.