Having a great deal of positive feedback from my adult students recently made me wonder about the lives of my former undergraduate and graduate students — what happened to them? Have any of them made into the field of linguistics? After all, there’s nothing more important for a teacher than the students’ success! Here are some stories:
Matt Tucker, was my undergraduate student at Cornell (a picture of me teaching that class hangs on my office wall!), went on to do an MA and a PhD at UC Santa Cruz, graduated in 2013, now an Assistant Professor in Linguistics at Oakland University.
Byron T. Ahn, was my undergraduate student at Cornell, went on to do an MA and a PhD in Linguistics at UCLA, graduated in 2015, now an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Princeton.
Claire Harpert, was my undergraduate student at Yale, went on to do a PhD in Linguistics at MIT, graduated in 2012, is now an Associate Professor in Linguistics at the University of Minnesota.
Doug Ball, my graduate student at Stanford, graduated in 2009, now an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Truman State University.