My research focuses primarily on eye movements during reading, and I am interested in advancing the field of psycholinguistics through the implementation and testing of computational models. I am particularly interested in the processing of abbreviations such as textisms and acronyms as they provide unique opportunities to explore orthographic, phonological, and semantic representations. A somewhat newer line of research that I have been exploring involves the top-down influence that reading perspective plays in reading comprehension (including the cross cultural influences that often drive differences in perspective). I am also currently exploring how bottom-up and top-down aspects of text influence both foveal and parafoveal processing with the goal of aiding in the improvement of font design and text displays. My complete CV is attached below along with my research and teaching statements.