Ph.D., Linguistics, Indiana University
M.A., Linguistics, Kansas University
B.A., Linguistics and Anthropology, Kansas University
I grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, son of an archaeologist and an artist. I traveled a lot as a kid and a little as an adult. I love art, music, history, and Twitter hashtags.
I have been teaching and researching at Midwestern universities except for two summers doing archaeology for the University of South Carolina in the 1970s. Even as a retiree, I am still interested in language studies, professional jargon, and state authorization policy.
Something I really love about distance education and independent learning is the ability to reach out to many students worldwide.