I am a researcher and teacher in the English Deparment. I primarily teach courses and supervise degree theses in English linguistics.
I am originally from the US, and I moved to Sweden in 2021. Before coming to Dalarna University, I taught in the Department of Linguistics at Ohio University for a decade. I have also taught at Georgia State University and San Francisco State University.
I received my PhD in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University (2011), MA in English (concentration in TESOL) from San Francisco State University (2005), and BA in Biology from University of California, Riverside (1994).
At Dalarna University, I teach courses in English linguistics and academic and professional communication, and I supervise bachelor's and master's degree projects.
I am the course coordinator of English Corpus Linguistics (EN2033) and BA Degree Projects in English Linguistics (EN2035), and I also coordinate the Project in Linguistics module of Introduction to English Linguistics (EN1114).
As an applied linguist, my research interests include English for Specific Purposes (ESP), academic discourse, genre studies, classroom discourse studies, applied corpus linguistics, and teacher education. I am also interested in issues of learner and teacher identities. Using corpus-based methods, my current research program explores (1) advanced second-language students' academic writing; (2) disciplinary variation in research writing; and (3) classroom communication practices.
I have contributed chapters to edited volumes, and my studies have been published in leading journals in applied linguistics such as English for Specific Purposes, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Journal of Second Language Writing, and System, among others. I also published a co-authored book, Exploring Spoken English Learner Language Using Corpora: Learner Talk (2017, Palgrave Macmillan), and I am currently writing a co-authored textbook, Using Corpora for TESOL (under contract, Edinburgh University Press).
I serve as an associate editor of the journal English for Specific Purposes, and I sit on the editorial board of several international journals such as Applied Corpus Linguistics and Journal of English for Academic Purposes , and I regularly review manuscripts for numerous international journals including Classroom Discourse , Corpus Linguistics & Linguistic Theory, Journal of Pragmatics, System, and TESOL Quarterly, among others.