I earned my PhD in Corpus/Sociolinguistics in the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures at the University of South Australia, where I taught introductory French and linguistics courses. Previously, I taught English as a Second Language in France and the United States and served as a Writing Center tutor for undergraduate students. I have been the author and web developer of ielanguages.com, a free language learning website, for nearly two decades. I am also currently an assistant editor of the Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies and webmaster of the New Zealand Studies Association (www.nzsa.co.uk) and Easter Island international exhibition (www.moaiculture.com) websites.
I am particularly interested in using technological tools to research and teach language, such as corpus-based approaches to developing materials for foreign language pedagogy. I have a strong interest in the application of digital technologies in humanities and social science research, especially with regards to language, geography, and history.
My PhD thesis, Vocabulary, Variation, and Culture in American University Textbooks of French, focused on stylistic and regional lexical variation and employed quantitative and qualitative research methods of content analysis. I am the author of Great French Short Stories of the Twentieth Century: A Dual-Language Book and Say it in French: New Edition, both published by Dover Publications of New York. My audio-visual French Listening Resources podcast is listed in MERLOT, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. My language tutorial e-books covering vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation of six European languages, with accompanying mp3s, are available via Gumroad.