I have a deep fascination with speech fluency and disfluency in both native and nonnative speech, especially focusing on the use of filled pauses (um/uh, e-to/ano) in spoken and written communication. In addition to research, I occasionally discharge thoughts about these phenomena at my web site, Filled Pause Research Center. All of this informs my teaching of spoken communication skills in CELESE and work on natural language processing projects in spoken fluency measurement and development.
Administrative roles: Program Coordinator, Concept Building and Discussion course coordinator, Web site manager
Courses: Academic Reading, Academic Lecture Comprehension, Advanced Technical Presentation, Special Topics in Functional English
Hesitation Phenomena in first and second language, acoustic phonetics, natural language processing, educational technologies