I joined Northern Illinois University as an assistant professor of Spanish Linguistics in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures in 2012. I'm also the director of Foreign Language Teacher Licensure.

My research focuses on instructed second language acquisition . Specifically, I look at the interaction between learner-internal factors, such as age, and learner-external factors, such as amount of language exposure and type of instruction, as learners acquire second language morphosyntax and phonology.

I'm now on google scholar, academia.edu, and researchgate.