I am currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Aphasia Research Laboratory at Purdue University under the direction of Dr. Jiyeon Lee. My work is funded by an institutional training grant (T32) through the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). I am interested in linguistic theory, language change across the lifespan, and language processing by persons with aphasia. To answer research questions about these topics, I use experimental methods including scalar acceptability judgements, forced-choice tasks, self-paced reading, reaction time tasks, and eye-tracking. I am particularly interested in internet-based experiments that use these and similar methods. I firmly believe that internet-based behavioral data science has the potential to solve complex problems in many domains both efficiently and economically.
I completed my PhD in Linguistics at Purdue University in May of 2021. My dissertation examined the effect of discourse-contextual variables on the processing of English ditransitive constructions by monolingual English speakers and bilingual English speakers using internet-based acceptability judgement, two sentence forced choice, and self-paced reading tasks. As a PhD student I was a member of the Purdue Experimental Linguistics Lab led by Dr. Elaine J. Francis.