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What is your general area of specialty or interest?
Psychology of Language, the general study of language use. I am interested in word usage, word recognition, and reading.
What are your specific research interests?
My specific interests are in the areas of word association, and spoken word usage.
What are your current active research projects?
My most recent projects are designed to examine word choice in spoken and written language.
Would you be willing to work with students as assistants with your research projects at this time?
Contact me by email if you are interested in working with me on research beginning Spring 2013.
If yes, how many?
3 per semester.
Do you prefer to choose your research assistants yourself or are you willing to be approached by students?
I am willing to be approached by students who are interested in language research and/or who have taken a course with me previously.
In what aspects of your research are student assistants involved (e.g. data collection, data analysis, hypothesis formation, literature reviews, writing)?
Research assistants are typically involved in design, word selection, and data collection.
Are there any special comments/instructions you would like interested students to know about you, your projects, or what you are looking for?
I am looking for detail-oriented, responsible students who have a passion for language with basic computer skills (e.g., some familiarity with Excel).