I am presently an assistant professor in the college of education at Michigan State University, which probably doesn't say much about me. I'd like to think that there's more to me than a professional title.

I teach, research and write about topics related to multilingualism, curriculum, intercultural education, and language politics. I have always been fascinated by the way people relate to language in society: the way we learn languages; the way we perceive languages as markers of citizenship; the way we invent the world through language; and how we hold on to ideas about language, and often won't let go of them. I probably worry too much about language.

Whenever I manage to free myself from life's obligations, I enjoy playing piano, spending time at the movies with my family, and training for endurance sports.