Collegiate Affiliation

My interest in linguistics is sparked by the movement to preserve, document, and revitalize the Ojibwe language (an endangered language). I use my research to fuel my curriculum in my teaching activities and to advance our knowledge of the language in general.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • BA: Linguistics, Brigham Young University, 1998
  • MA: Linguistics, University of Minnesota, 2005
  • PhD: Linguistics, University of Minnesota, 2009


  • linguistics
  • language revitalization, documentation, immersion