Office Hours for Spring 2023

Your LING advising team is here to help you! Please reach out to us at any time or drop-in during our hours listed below. You can find our up-to-date information and relevant Zoom links in Trellis (search under our names).

Diane Ohala: Tuesdays, 8-10 AM by Zoom.

Lauren Kelly: Schedule varies; please check her latest hours on Trellis.

If these hours don't work for you, please email Dr. Ohala (ohalad@arizona.edu) to work out something different. In general, we are happy to help with any questions you may have, whether it's related to linguistics or not. Also, if you need help finding resources to assist you during your time here at UArizona, please reach out to us! You can also find a list of useful resources (such as Campus Pantry, Campus Closet, Fostering Success, Student Emergency Fund, etc.) available here.

Meet your Mentoring and Advising Crew!

The Department of Linguistics is always available to answer your questions about the linguistics degree, our program, your course choices, and your career, among others. We have an excellent mentoring and advising structure that we hope you will take advantage of while you're here. It's always best to contact your professional academic advisor, Lauren Kelly, first. She'll help you negotiate all the university and college requirements that pertain to the linguistics major, among many other things, throughout your undergraduate years (scroll down to see all of us!).

For questions that require knowledge of the field (elective courses that fit your interests, planning for a career or graduate school in linguistics, how to get involved, etc.), please come and talk to Dr. Ohala. She has the insider's know-how that can best position you to achieve your goals in the most effective and comprehensive way possible. Your pathway to success will be enhanced if you check in with Lauren and Dr. O at least once a year (once a semester is even better!).

Dr. Diane Ohala (Director of Undergraduate Studies)

I’ve been the Director of Undergraduate Studies in linguistics for nearly two decades and it's one of the aspects of my job that I love best. Talking with all of you, helping you map out your courses, learning about your interests, and helping you choose the right career path is extremely rewarding. Please come talk with me whenever you have questions; I look forward to answering them. I'm also the Honors Advisor for Linguistics, so you are welcome to direct any questions about receiving honors in linguistics to me as well.

My professional interests are in language acquisition and phonology, so the courses I teach at the undergraduate level are on those topics (very often Ling 341, Ling 432, Ling 314, Ling 315, as well as Ling 201). My recent research has focused on phonological acquisition in young Welsh-English bilinguals. On the personal side, I love to read mysteries, play computer games, do jigsaw and crossword puzzles, watch BritBox, spend time with my family, and spend as much time near the ocean as I can.

Lauren Kelly (Academic Advisor)

I'm an Academic Advisor here to help with any questions you may have on general education or university requirements, and to connect you with resources and opportunities on campus. I graduated from NAU with a B.A. in English, and then quickly retreated back to the desert. I am also currently serving as an Academic Advisor for English and Creative Writing students, and previously I worked in UA Admissions. When I'm not advising, I'm reading way too many books to my son, telling stories about my cats, or trying to plan a new adventure.

We look forward to getting to know you, too!