About my career

I am an Assistant Professor at Augustana College in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department and a doctoral candidate in the Linguistics Department at the University of Oregon. My research interests are in the area of child speech and language. I am particularly interested in speech intelligibility, multilingualism, and language sample analysis measures. I am a licensed speech/language pathologist with a background in the public schools as well as in the hospital setting.

About me

I love the outdoors! I enjoy hiking and camping with my partner on the weekends. Beyond exploring the Midwest, I enjoy the opportunity to travel outside the state and country. I am lucky to have had opportunities to experience different cultures and let them influence my life back home through cooking. I enjoy using fresh produce from the local farmer's markets to recreate authentic tastes and experiment with new flavors.


  • Ph.D. Linguistics

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

expected October 2022

Advisor: Dr. Melissa Redford

  • M.S. Communicative Disorders

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI

June 1992

  • B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology, German minor

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

May 1988


Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Augustana College, Fall 2022-present

Research Assistant, Speech and Language Lab, University of Oregon, Spring 2017-present

Graduate Employee, University of Oregon, Linguistics Department 2017-present

Communication Disorders and Sciences Lecturer and Clinical Instructor, University of Oregon, 2015-2017

Communication Disorders and Sciences Lecturer, California State University, East Bay, Spring 2015

Communication Disorders and Sciences Lecturer and Clinical Instructor, San Jose State University, 2013-2015

Communication Disorders and Sciences Lecturer and Clinical Instructor, San Francisco State University, 2014-2015

Speech/Language Pathology Clinical Fellow Supervisor, The Speech Pathology Group, 2014-2015 and Alameda Unified School District, 2010

Speech/Language Pathology Graduate Intern Supervisor, Alameda Unified School District, 2009-2013

Speech/Language Pathologist, Alameda Unified School District, 1997-2014; Lead SLP 2012-2014

Speech/Language Pathologist, University of California-San Francisco Medical Center, 1993-1995

Clinical Fellowship Year, University of California-San Francisco Medical Center, 1992-1993

Research Project Assistant, Swallowing Research Lab, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1990-1992