Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thesis: Linguistic Creativity and Professional Discourse Strategies: an intercultural perspective
M.A., Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Linguistics, B.S., French, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Year of study abroad at the Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
Applied linguistics for language learning, English for Academic and Specific Purposes, Intensive English program administration, World Englishes, Cross-cultural communication, Business and professional Communication, Discourse analysis of oral and written genres, Pacific island literatures in English.
"World Englishes and Global Commerce" in The Handbook of World Englishes, edited by Braj B. Kachru, Yamuna Kachru and Cecil L. Nelson. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2006, pp. 620-642.
"Symposium on Ethics, Ideology and world Englishes: Introduction" in World Englishes 22:3, August 2003, pp. 215-216. Guest-editor of this symposium.
"Creativity and Ideology in Maori Literature in English" in Three Circles of English. edited by Edwin Thumboo. Singapore: UniPress, National University of Singapore, 2001, pp. 159-177.
"Linguistics, TESL, and Language Planning in Micronesia" in Literacy and Writing Systems in Asia. Special issue of Studies in the Linguistics Sciences 30:1, November 2000, pp. 185-200.
"Genre, Register and Sociolinguistics" in World Englishes 16:3, November 1997, pp. 321-336.