R E S E A R C H
I'm an anthropological linguistics professor at the University of Miami. Much of my research is concerned with understanding the effects of
language on nonlinguistic cognition. I've explored such effects primarily through work with Amazonian populations.
In addition, my recent research investigates the relationship between human sound systems and the geographic contexts in which they are used.
Some of my work has been covered by National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, Scientific American, The Atlantic and others.
T E A C H I N G
I teach a variety of courses at UM on topics such as linguistic anthropology, linguistic typology, phonetics, and the evolution of language. My
students are great, and some are helping in current research projects.
In the spring of 2015 I'll be teaching on Semester at Sea.
E D U C A T I O N
PhD, Master's, Rice University
BA, University of Pittsburgh (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa cum laude)
Financial advisor training at Morgan Stanley (Series 7, 66...)