I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.
My specialties and research interests in applied linguistics are situated in language assessment, research methods, and corpus linguistics. In the area of language assessment, I am interested in applications of corpus-based register analysis for examining the validity of the interpretations and uses of productive language assessments. I am also interested in the validity of the interpretations and uses of in-house language assessments in university language programs. My research in this area has examined the use of small-sample test equating of placement tests developed by intensive English programs. In research methods, I am interested in applications of non-parametric analyses to small-sample data such as bootstrapping and the promotion and use of reproducible research tools within the R environment.
I received my PhD in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University in 2015.