I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Brigham Young University. I received a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics (2014) at Northern Arizona University, where I also completed an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (2010). Before going to NAU, I completed a BA in Linguistics (2009) at Brigham Young University.
As a researcher, I specialize in the use of corpus linguistic methods to explore patterns of language variation across registers (situationally-defined varieties) of academic prose and the internet. I'm also interested in issues related to quantitative linguistic research, including corpus design and representativeness, methodological triangulation, and the application of multivariate statistical techniques to language data.