My area of specialization is computational psycholinguistics. I am interested in cognitive factors such as the sources of difficulty during language comprehension and the nature of the mental representations used by comprehenders, as well as methodological factors, such as how different experimental methodologies (e.g., data from eye movement studies vs. data from the self-paced reading paradigm) influence the resulting data. I am also interested in how the differences between the ways in which language is used in typical laboratory experiments and in naturally occurring contexts affect investigators’ results. In order to carry out this research, I use a variety of tools including psycholinguistic experimentation, eye movement data, computational modeling, and corpus analysis. Before becoming a linguist, I was interested in biochemistry. I graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in chemistry. While still a student, I became interested in linguistics (to me, it's like chemistry, but involves words instead of molecules).
Administrative roles : English degree program coordinator
Courses : Academic English, Academic Fundamentals, Academic Study Skills
Psycholinguistics; Computational modeling; Corpus analysis; Second language comprehension