I am currently an instructor for German and Composition at Arkansas State University Campus Queretaro. Before coming to Mexico, I worked as an instructor of English in the IAA (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik) at the University of Hamburg, Germany. At the UHH I taught Introduction to English Language Studies, Text and Response, Text Production, Phonetics and Pronunciation, and Graduate Level Composition for Linguistics. Prior to that, I taught Freshmen English for EOP and international students at the University of Chico, CA in the United States of America, where I was a graduate student. I did my undergraduate studies in Linguistics and Business Administration at CSU, Chico and at the University of Würzburg, Germany. Aside from teaching, I have worked as interim coordinator and pedagogical supervisor at an at-risk youth center in Ochsenfurt, Germany and as an officially certified translator for German and English. I grew up in the Bay Area, near Oakland but am a native of Germany.


MA T.I.L. (Teaching International Languages)

Graduate level TESOL Certificate

Teaching College Level Writing BA Linguistics Business Administration minor 

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Research interests

Language Acquisition and Multilingualism 

Second Language Phonetics and Phonology 

Speech Perception 

Phonological Change and Variation 

Psycholinguistic Aspects of SLA and Bilingualism 

Bilingual Grammatical Competence 

Ultimate Attainment and Near Nativeness 

Foreign Accent 

Third Language Acquisition of Phonology 

Cognitive Aspects of Multilingualism 


Staatlich geprüfter Übersetzer (Deutsch-Englisch) 

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