View our Department’s detailed areas of expertise by topic and by faculty member.

Hina Ashraf

Associate Research Professor

Lara Bryfonski

Assistant Professor | Director of LING-001

Marissa Fond

Assistant Teaching Professor

Heidi Getz

Assistant Professor
Teaching Assistant Professor

Cynthia Gordon

Associate Professor

Alexandra Johnston

Assistant Professor of the Practice
Director, Master’s Programs & Career Management

Ruth Kramer

Associate Professor | Director of Graduate Studies

Sue Lorenson

Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education

Alison Mackey

Professor and Chair

Megan Montee

Associate Research Professor

Jennifer Nycz

Associate Professor | Director of Undergraduate Studies

Michael Obiri-Yeboah

Assistant Teaching Professor

Lourdes Ortega

Professor | Main Campus – Instructional Support

Paul Portner

Professor | Director of Graduate Studies

Nathan Schneider

Associate Professor

Nadja Tadic

Assistant Professor

Deborah Tannen

Distinguished University Professor

Amir Zeldes

Associate Professor

Elizabeth Zsiga


Post Doctoral Fellows

Matthew Hewett

Post Doctoral Fellow

Danni Shi

Post Doctoral Fellow

Yi Tan

Post Doctoral Fellow

Brandon Waldon

Postdoctoral Associate

What our academic titles mean:

The Linguistics department includes faculty and teaching staff in a range of appointment types. All faculty advise and teach students, and students are encouraged to take advantage of everyone’s expertise. Ph.D. students: When searching for a primary faculty mentor for your dissertation, be aware that only tenure-line faculty can direct dissertations. All other faculty are eligible to serve on dissertation committees as well as direct Master’s Theses.

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Emeritus Faculty