I am currently Interim Vice Provost for Student Success at UC Santa Cruz. If you are here about that, please visit this page.

For three years (10-11 through 12-13) I was chair of the department of linguistics.

I was on the campus Committee on Educational Policy for 6 years and chaired it for three years (06-07 through 08-09). The committee does many things, but one thing we did was reform the general education requirements at UCSC. You can see the proposal that led to most of the reforms here. A background document to this proposal and to a proposed disciplinary communication requirement (that also passed), and containing other ideas about general education, can be found here.