Alumni, 1974-to Present

 

Out of the 70 Ling/ANLI PhD's 2000-2015:
43% tenured/tenure track (30% U.S. & Canada, 13% elsewhere)
11% non-tenure-track long-term teaching
7% short-term teaching
9% private sector
9% postdocs
7% government (tribal or U.S. federal)
3% university administrative
3% self-employed
4% unknown
4% other

2016


Michael Capizzi
Master of Science in Human Language Technology, 2016
Advisor: Sandiway Fong
HLT Internship Report: PitchVantage; Speech Content Analysis
 
Raymond Daniels
Master of Science in Human Language Technology, 2016
Advisor: Sandiway Fong
HLT Internship Report: ULTRA Syntax Research Group; ULTRA Syntactic Parser
 
Ana Gonzales
Master of Arts in Linguistics, 2016
Advisor: Diane Ohala
 
Meng Jia
Master of Science in Human Language Technology, 2016
Advisor: Sandiway Fong
HLT Internship Report: Speaktoit Inc.; Voice-Enabling App Development & Sentiment Analysis
 
Heather Lent
Master of Science in Human Language Technology, 2016
Advisor: Mike Hammond
HLT Internship Report: Ewha Womans University; Natural Language Processing in Genetics
 
Zachiah Miller
Master of Science in Human Language Technology, 2016
Advisor: Mike Hammond
HLT Internship Report: Scholarship Universe; The Cerebro Project
 
Ellyn Oliver
Master of Science in Human Language Technology, 2016
Advisor: Sandiway Fong
HLT Internship Report: eMegaBook; Story Driven Advertising
 
Nicholas Walker
Master of Science in Human Language Technology, 2016
Advisor: Mike Hammond
HLT Internship Report: Lionbridge; Implementation of a Linguistic Rule Based Error Detection System

 

2015


Daniel Brenner
Advisor: Natasha Warner
University of Alberta
Post-doc
 
Alexandra Trueman
Advisor: Heidi Harley
Dissertation Title: Complex Motion Predicates in Hiaki
University of Arizona, Dept. Linguistics
Post Doc
 
Andrea Davis
Advisor: LouAnn Gerken
Post Doc
 
Jae-Hyun Sung
Advisor: Diana Archangeli
Dissertation Title: A Cross-linguistic Articulatory Analysis of Palatalization in Korean, English, and Scottish Gaelic
University of Alberta
Instructor
 

 

2014


Hyun-Suk Sung
MA 2014
Advisor: Andrew Carnie
 
Lionel Mathieu
PhD 2014, Advisor: Mike Hammond
Dissertation Title: The Influence of Unfamiliar Orthography on L2 Phonolexical Acquisition
Virginia Commonwealth University
Instructor of French
 
Michael Tremel
MS HLT 2014, Advisor: Sandiway Fong
Intel Corporation
 
Jessamyn Schertz
PhD 2014, Advisor: Natasha Warner
Assistant Professor
 
 
Colin Gorrie
PhD 2014, Co-Advisors: Diana Archangeli and Andrew Carnie
Dissertation Title: Ideal-Typology
Self-employed, technology consultant
 
Susan Beth Lorenson
PhD 2014, Advisor: Mikle Hammond
Dissertation Title: Phonemic Awareness and Reading Ability in Literate Adults
Georgetown University
Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences
 
Hyun Kyoung Jung
PhD 2014, Advisor: Heidi Harley
Dissertation Title: On the Syntax of Applicative and Causative Constructions
Silla University, Busan, South Korea
Assistant Professor
 
Raymond Huaute
MA Native American Languages & Linguistics 2014, Advisor: Mary Willie
Cahuilla Private Elementary School and California State University, San Bernadino
Cahuilla language teacher​
 
Kristen Howe
MS HLT 2014, Advisor: Sandiway Fong
ESL tutor
 
Chen-Chun E
Joint PhD 2014 Anthropology and Linguistics, Advisor: Heidi Harley
Dissertation Title: The Syntax of Comparative Correlatives in Mandarin Chinese
National United University, Taiwan
Assistant Professor
 
Jae Hoon Choi
PhD 2014, Advisor: Heidi Harley
Dissertation Title: Pronoun-Noun Constructions and the Syntax of DP
Daegu University
Assistant Professor

 

2013


Emma Erhardt
MS HLT 2013, Advisor: Sandiway Fong
Interactive Intelligence
Computational linguist
 
Lynnika Butler
PhD 2013, Advisor: Natasha Warner
Dissertation Title: Prosidically Driven Metathesis in Mutsun
Wiyot Tribe
Language Program Manager
 
Deniz Tat
PhD 2013, Co-Advisors: Heidi Harley and Simin Karimi
Lecturer
 
Gregory Key
PhD 2013, Co-Advisors: Heidi Harley and Simin Karimi
Dissertation Title: The Morphosyntax of the Turkish Causitive Construction
Binghamton University
Lecturer
 
Emily Kidder
PhD 2013 Anthropology and Linguistics, Advisor: Mike Hammond
Dissertation Title: Prominence in Yucatec Maya: The Role of Stress in Yucatec Maya Words 
IAC Publishing Labs, San Francisco
Product manager
 
Kevin Schluter
PhD 2013
Post Doc
 
Tatyana Slobodchikoff
PhD 2013
English Instructor
 
Adrienne Tsikewa
MA 2013
UC Santa Barbara
Ph.D. student
 
Kara Hawthorne
PhD 2013
Dissertation Title: From Sound to Syntax: The Prosidic Bootstrapping of Clauses
University of Mississippi, Dept. Comm. Sci. and Disorders
Assistant Professor
 
Ethan Dickinson
MA 2013

 

2012


 

David Medeiros
PhD  2012 Advisor: Professor Andrew Carnie
Dissertation Title: Economy of Command
University of Arizona, Linguistics
Visiting faculty member

Jeff Berry
PhD 2012 Co-Advisors: Diana Archangeli & Ian Fasel
Dissertation Title: Machine Learning Methods for Articulatory Data
Adobe
Data Science Engineer

 
Sylvia Reed
PhD 2012 Co-Advisors: Andrew Carnie & Heidi Harley
Dissertation Title: The Semantics of Grammatical Aspect: Evidence from Scottish Gaelic
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Visiting Assistant Professor
 
Jeff Punske
PhD 2012 Advisor: Simni Karimi
Dissertation Title: Aspects of the internal structure of nominalization: roots, morphology and derivation
Southern Illinois University
Assistant Professor
 
LaToya Hinton
M.A. 2012 Native American Languages & Linguistics (NAMA) Advisor: Mary Willie  
University of Arizona, LRC
Ph.D. student
 
Howard Fitzgerald Swift Hawk Smith
MA 2012 Native American Languages & Linguistics (NAMA) Co-Advisors: Mary Willie & Ofelia Zepeda
Stony Brook University
Ph.D. student

 

2011


Ryan Nelson
MA 2011

Ben Fletcher
MA  2011

 
Lindsay Butler
PhD 2011 Advisor: Heidi Harley
Dissertation Title: The Morphosyntax and Processing of Number Marking in Yucatec Maya
Pennsylvania State University
completing MS in Speech-Language Pathology
 
Amy LaCross
PhD 2011 Co-Advisors: Diane Ohala & Adam Ussishkin
Dissertation Title: The Role of Language-Specific Phonology: Tracking Linguistics Variables in Khalkha Mongolian
Arizona State University
Research Assistant Professor
 
Amanda Davenport
MA Native American Linguistics (NAMA) 2011 Advisor: Mary Willie
Meskwaki Language Program
Coordinator

Joe Sanchez
MA Native American Linguistics (NAMA) 2011, Advisor: Heidi Harley
Northern Arizona University
Ph.D. student

 


 

2010


Ron Geronimo
MA Native American Linguistics (NAMA) 2010, Advisor: Ofelia Zepeda
Tohono O'odham Community College
Faculty and Director, Tohono O'odham Studies

Leila Lomashvili
PhD 2010 Advisor: Simin Karimi
Dissertation Title: Morphosyntax of Complex Predicates in South Caucasian Languages
Shawnee State University
Assistant Professor

Mercedes Tubino-Blanco
PhD 2010, Advisor: Heidi Harley
Dissertation Title: Contrasting Caustivies: A Minimalist Approach|
Western Michigan University
Assistant Professor
 
Jeffrey Witzel
PhD 2010, Co-Advisors: Janet Nicol & Ken Forster
Dissertation Title: Backwards and Forwards: Behavioral and neurophysical investigations into dependency processing
University of Texas at Arlington
Associate Professor
 
Anthi Zafeiri
M.S. HLT 2010, Co-Advisors: Mike Hammond & Erwin Chan
publishing company, Athens, Greece
Editor

 

2009


Michael Don Anderson
PhD 2009, Co-Advisors: Simin Karimi & Heidi Harley
Dissertation Title: Ellipsis as a diagnostic tool of feature strength and the syntactic structure of Ilocano
self-employed writer
Author of adventure series
 
Jerid Cole Francom
PhD 2009, Co-Advisors: Janet Nicol & Simin Karimi
Wake Forest University
Associate Professor
 
Jason Ginsburg
PhD (Syntax), MS (HLT) 2009, Advisor: Simin Karimi
Dissertation Title: Interrogative Features
Osaka Kyoiku University
Associate Professor
 
Mans Hulden
PhD 2009, Advisor: Mike Hammond
Dissertation Title: Finite-state Machine Construction Methods and Algorithms for Phonology and Morphology
University of Colorado, Dept. Linguistics
Assistant Professor
 
Heidi Orcutt-Gachiri
PhD 2009, Co-Advisors: Jane Hill & Ofelia Zepeda
Dissertation Title: Kenyan Language Ideologies, Language Endangerment, and Gikuyu (Kikuyu): How Discourses of Nationalism, Education, and Development Have Placed a Large, Indigenous Language at Risk
SWCA Environmental Consultants, Tucson
Managing editor
 
Carly Tex
M.A. Native American Linguistics 2009, Advisor: Mary Willie
Nuumu Yadoha Language Program and other programs
Community language teacher/advocate/consultant

 

2008


Adam Baker
PhD 2008, Advisor: Mike Hammond
Dissertation Title: A Biomechanical Model of the Human Tongue for Understanding Speech Production and Other Lingual Behaviors
community development worker abroad

Jordan Brewer
PhD 2008, Co-Advisors: Mike Hammond & Heidi Harley
Dissertation Title: Phonetic Reflexes of Orthographic Characteristics in Lexical Representation
Western Washingon University
Senior Instructor

Erin Ament (Good)
PhD 2008, Co-Advisors: Natasha Warner & Diane Ohala
DIssertation Title: The Processing and Acquisition of Two English Contours
Stay-at-home-mother
 
Mary Dungan Freiman
M.S. HLT 2008, Advisor: Ying Lin
L3-communications, Air Force Research Laboratory
Research scientist
 
Amelia Flores
M.A. NAMA 2008, Advisor: Mary Willie
Colorado River Indian Tribes
Tribal council member

Jaeci Hall
M.A. NAMA 2008, Advisor: Mary Willie
University of Oregon
Ph.D. student

Josh Harrison
M.S. HLT 2008, Advisor: Sandiway Fong
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Natural language processing scientist

Polly O'Rourke
PhD 2008, Advisor: Janet Nicol
Dissertation Title: The Nature of Syntactic Gender Processing in Spanish: An ERP Study|
Center for the Advanced Study of Language,
University of Maryland

Stacey Oberly
PhD 2008, NAMA 2004
Southern Ute Tribe
Southern Ute Indian Academy and
Ignacio High School
Ute language teacher

Sumayya Granger (Racy)
PhD 2008, Advisor: Andrew Carnie
Dissertation Title: Towards a Unified Treatment of Modality
University of Arizona, CESL
Assistant professor, Assistant director

Brent Ramerth
M.S. HLT 2008, Advisor: Sandiway Fong
Apple, Inc.
Software engineer
 
Peter Richtsmeier
PhD 2008, Co-Advisors: LouAnn Gerken & Diane Ohala
Dissertation Title: From Perceptual Learning to Speech Production: Generalizing Phonotactic Probabilities in Language Acquisition
Oklahoma State University, Dept. Comm. Sci. and Disorders
Assistant Professor

Yosuke Sato
PhD 2008, Advisor: Heidi Harley
Dissertation Title: Minimalist Interfaces: Selected Issues in Indonesian and Javanese
National University of Singapore
Assistant Professor

 
Angelina Serratos
University of Arizona, CESL
Lecturer

Dainon Woudstra
M.S. HLT 2008, Advisor: Mike Hammond
L3-communications, Air Force Research Laboratory
Lead speech technologist


 

2007


Shannon T. Bischoff
PhD 2007, Co-Advisors: Heidi Harley & Jane Hill
Dissertation Title: Functional Forms-Formal Functions: An Account of Coeur d'Alene Clause Structure
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Associate Professor

Shiao-hui Chan
PhD 2007, Advisor: Tom Bever
Dissertation Title: Linguistic Sequencing in the Cortex and Basal Ganglia
National Taiwan Normal University
Associate Professor

Selene Gardner
M.A. Linguistics 2007, M.A. Information Resources & Library Science 2009

Scott Jackson
PhD 2007, Advisor: Tom Bever
Dissertation Title: Information, Truth, Structure, and Sound
Center for the Advanced Study of Language,
University of Maryland

Peter Norquest
PhD Anthropology and Linguistics (ANLI) 2007, Co-Advisors: Jane Hill & Diana Archangeli
Dissertation Title: A Phonological Reconstruction of Proto-Hlai
Univ. Arizona, Linguistics and Anthropology
Postdoc and lecturer
 
Naomi Ogasawara
PhD 2007, Advisor: Natasha Warner
Dissertation Title: Processing of Speech Variability: Vowel Reduction in Japanese
University of Aizu
Senior Associate Professor
 
Benjamin Tucker
PhD 2007, Advisor: Natasha Warner
Dissertation Title: Spoken Word Recognition of the Reduced American English Flap
University of Alberta
Associate Professor

 

2006


Lara Coggin
M.A. NAMA 2006, Advisor: Ofelia Zepeda
Virginia Commonwealth University
Assistant Professor

Candace Galla
M.A. NAMA 2006, Advisor: Ofelia Zepeda
Univ. British Columbia
Assistant Professor

Tania Granadillo
PhD Anthropology and Linguistics (ANLI) 2006, Advisor: Jane Hill
Dissertation Title: An Ethnographic Account of Language Documentation Among the Kurripako of Venezuela
Univ. Western Ontario, Dept. Anthropology
Assistant Professor

 
Catherine Hicks Kennard
PhD 2006, Co-Advisors: Diana Archangeli & Natasha Warner
Associate Professor
 
Jeongrae Lee
PhD 2006, Advisor: Heidi Harley
Dissertation Title: The Korean Internally-Headed Relative Clause Construction: Its Morphological, Syntactics, and Semantic Aspects
Defense Language Institute

Chien-jer (Charles) Lin
PhD Anthropology and Linguistics (ANLI) 2006, Co-Advisors: Jane Hill & Tom Bever
Dissertation Title: Grammar and Parsing: A Typological Investigation of Relative-Clause Processing
Indiana University, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Associate Professor

 
Constantino Martínez Fabián
PhD 2006, Advisor: Terry Langendoen
Dissertation Title: Yaqui Coordination
University of Sonora
Maestro de tiempo completo

Daniel Siddiqi
PhD 2006, Advisor: Andrew Carnie
Dissertation Title: Distributed morphology without secondary exponence: a local account of licensing thematic licensing of vocabulary items and strong verb alternations
Carleton University
Associate Professor

Azita Taleghani
PhD 2006, Co-Advisors: Heidi Harley & Terry Langendoen
Dissertation Title: The Interaction of Modality, Aspect and Negation in Persian
University of Toronto, Mississauga
Senior Lecturer
 
Alina Twist
PhD 2006, Advisor: Adam Ussishkin
Dissertation Title: A Psycholinguistic Investigation of the Verbal Morphology of Maltese
JTG Inc.
Project manager
 
Gwanhi Yun
PhD 2006, Advisor: Mike Hammond
Dissertation Title: The Interaction Between Palatizations and Coarticulation in Korean and English
Daegu University
Assistant Professor

 

2004


Ruby Basham
MA 2004, Advisor: Mike Hammond

Debbie Cole
PhD 2004, Advisor: Mike Hammond
Dissertation Title: Performing 'unity in diversity' in Indonesian poetry: Voice, ideology, grammar, and change
Univ. Texas Rio Grande Valley, Writing and Language Studies
Associate Professor

 
Jason Haugen
PhD 2004, Advisor: Heidi Harley
Dissertation Title: Issues in comparative Uto-Aztecan morphosyntax
Oberlin College
Assistant Professor

Jianyuan Wang
M.A. 2004, Advisor: Andrew Carnie


 

2003


Ana Carla Bruno
PhD 2003, Advisor: Jane Hill
Dissertation Title: Waimiri Atroari grammar: Some phonological, morphological, and syntactic aspects
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil
 
 
Scott Farrar
PhD 2003,Advisor: Terry Langendoen
Derive.io, Colorado
founder and CTO of company
 
Wei Feng
 
Rachel Hayes-Harb
PhD 2003, Advisor: Natasha Warner
Dissertation Title: How are second language phoneme contrasts learned
University of Utah
Associate Professor

Bob Kennedy
PhD 2003, Advisor: Diana Archangeli
Dissertation Title: Confluence in Phonology: Evidence from Micronesian reduplication
University of California, Santa Barbara
Lecturer

Ki-Shan Dawn Lara
M.A. NAMA 2003, Advisor: Mary Willie
Humboldt State University
Assistant Professor

Kelina Lobo
M.A. NAMA 2003, Advisor: Mary Willie
San Francisco Bay Area Education Management
Project manager/linguist

Erin O'Bryan
PhD 2003, Advisor: Tom Bever
Dissertation Title: Event structure in language comprehension
Life Care Centers, America
Speech language pathologist

Kazutoshi Ohno
PhD 2003, Advisor: Terry Langendoen
Dissertation Title: The interpretation of focalizers in Japanese and English
Univ. Macau, Center for Japanese Studies
Lecturer
 
Tracy Williams
M.A. NAMA 2003
Language Revitalization Department
Green Bay Oneida Community

 

2002


Meghan Hulsey (O'Donnell)
M.A. Linguistics 2002, Advisor: Natasha Warner

Sonya Bird
PhD 2002, Advisor: Mike Hammond
Dissertation Title: The phonetics and phonology of Lheidli intervocalic consonants
University of Victoria, Canada
Associate Professor

 
Will Lewis
PhD 2002, Advisor: Terry Langendoen
 
Mizuki Miyashita
PhD 2002, Advisor: Mike Hammond
Disstertation Title: Tohono O'odham syllable weight: Descriptive, theoretical and applied aspects
University of Montana
Associate Professor
 

 

2001


Tomas Amador
M.A. NAMA 2001

Danny Chen
PhD 2001
Dissertation Title: A quantificational theory of aspect for Chinese and English

 
Tania Zamuner
PhD 2001, Advisor: Mike Hammond
Dissertation Title: Input-based phonological acquisition

Barbara Meek
PhD 2001
Dissertation Title: Kaska language socialization, acquisition and shift
Univ. Michigan, Dept. Anthropology
Associate Professor

 


 

2000


Jessica Maye
PhD 2000, Advisor: LouAnn Gerken

 

1999


Allyson Carter
PhD 1999
Dissertation Title: The consonants of Gosiute

Andrea Heiberg
PhD 1999

Dissertation Title: Features in optimality theory: A computational model

Sean Hendricks
PhD 1999

Dissertation Title: Events and anaphoric processes

 

1998


Jessica Weinberg
MA Linguistics 1998

Keiichiro Suzuki
PhD 1998

Amy Fountain
PhD 1998 Anthropology-Linguistics (ANLI)

 

1997


Colleen Fitzgerald
PhD 1997
Dissertation Title: O'odham rhythms
 
Lee Fulmer
PhD 1997
Dissertation Title: Parallelism and planes in optimality theory: Evidence from afar

Kumi Kogure
MA 1997

John Mugane
PhD 1997

Dissertation Title: Bantu nominalization structures

Patricia Perez
PhD 1997

Dissertation Title: Consonant geminates: Towards a theory of integrity and inalterability

Nayla Mohammed Ali Yateem
PhD 1997

Dissertation Title: Issues in word order

Shensheng Zhu
PhD 1997


 

1996


Yong-Hyung Cho
PhD 1996
Henry (Chip) Gerfen
PhD 1996
Dissertation Title: Topics in the phonology and phonetics of Coatzoapan Mixtec
 
Jorge Lemus
PhD 1996
Dissertation Title: Preverbal NP positions in Mandarin Chinese

Diane Ohala
PhD 1996

Dissertation Title: Cluster reduction and constraints in acquisition

Pilar Pinar Gerfen (Larrubia)
PhD 1996


 

1994


Sung-hoon Hong
PhD 1994
Young-Gie Min
MA 1994

Suhchuan Jane Tsay
PhD 1994

Dissertation Title: Phonological pitch

 

1993


Jean Ann
PhD 1993
David Basilico
PhD 1993
Dissertation Title: Quantification and locality

Kenneth Drozd
PhD 1993

Dissertation Title: A unification categorical grammar of child English negation

Lawrence Hagberg
PhD 1993

Dissertation Title: An autosegmental theory of stress

James Myers
PhD 1993

Kyoko Yoshimura
PhD 1993

 

1992


Bruce Long Peng
PhD 1992

 

1991


Thomas Bourgeois
PhD 1991
Dissertation Title: Instantiative Phonology
Megan Crowhurst
PhD 1991
Dissertation Title: Minimality and foot structure in metrical phonology and prosidic morphology

Zarina Estrada Fernandez
PhD 1991

Kazuhiko Fukushima
PhD 1991
Dissertation Title: Generalized floating quantifiers

Musahide Ishihara
PhD 1991

Dissertation Title: The Lexical Prosidic Phonology of Japanese Verbs

Husni Muadz
PhD 1991

Dissertation Title: Coordinate structures: A planar representation

Paul Saka
PhD 1991

Dissertation Title: Lexical decomposition in cognitive semantics

Mary Willie
PhD 1991

Dissertation Title: Navajo pronouns and obviation

Wendy Wiswall
PhD 1991


 

1990


Fernando Escalante
PhD 1990
Dissertation Title: Voice and argument structure in Yaqui

Prapa Sookgasen
PhD 1990

Dissertation Title: Morphology, syntax and semantics of auxiliaries in Thai

Cari Spring
PhD 1990


 

1989


Tatsushi Motohashi
PhD 1989

 

1988


Jiazhen Hu
1988
Dissertation Title: Temporal interpretation in English

Sachiko Yamahashi
1988


 

1987


Kayoko Hirata
1987
Dissertation Title: Temporal properties in Japanese

Chiyo Nishida
1987


 

1986


David Freeman
1986

 

1985


Francis Byrne
1985
Dissertation Title: Topics in syllable geometry

Deborah Stephens
1985


 

1984


Barbara Hollenbach
1984
Dissertation Title: Some aspects of Basque morphology and syntax

Ofelia Zepeda
PhD 1984

Dissertation Title: Topics in Papago morphology

 

1983


Teresa Dalle
1983

 

1982


Heizo Nakajima
1982
Dissertation Title: Rule incompatibility phenomena

James Wenger
1982


 

1981


Eloise Jelinek
1981
Dissertation TItle: On defining categories: Aux and predicate in colloquial Egyptian Arabic

 

1980


Madeline Maxwell
1980
Shigeru Miyagawa
PhD 1980
Dissertation Title: Complex verbs and the lexicon

Susan Penfield
PhD 1980

Barbara Dianna Reed Hartman
1980
Irel Urreitzieta-Rivera
1980

 

1978


Susan Berk-Seligson
1978

 

1977


Wendy Anderson Redlinger
1977
Roseann Duenas Gonzalez
1977
Dissertation Title: A stratificational analysis of Afrikaans syntax and morphology

Carollyn Rowland Dirksen
1977


 

1974


Natalie Ann Brostoff Kuhlim
1974
Pauline Komnenich
1974