Research
Linguistics, music, and scholarly communication
My full CV with links is available for full information. 

Because my research interests and output are so varied, I’ve put together a narrative on this page that attempts to explain my areas of interest and focus.  

Linguistics
My research in linguistics is in the field of computer-mediated communication. My particular interests were on language change and innovative use of non-alphanumeric text such as the asterisk (*) and arrows (<–). My field research for my dissertation was a LGBTQ group of players in the online game World of Warcraft, where I studied not only language forms, but also the way that identity intersected with communication choices and ideology
I also wrote some popular linguistics pieces on emoji, LOL, and punctuation
Scholarly Communications
My scholarly communications work is done with the intent to advance the open movement and to help scholars better share and communicate their research with the widest possible audience. I’m also interested in how we talk about open, and the way language impacts our message
I am interested in the use of altmetrics to track the impact of scholarship of all kinds, as well as opening up all kinds of scholarly work (such as peer review). 
My scholarly communications work intersects with my linguistics work in my participation in the Linguistics Data Interest Group for the Research Data Alliance. Notable outcomes of this include the Austin Principles of Data Citation in Linguistics and the forthcoming Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management
Music

I got my start in research by studying the perception of music, specifically the lyrics. What kinds of mistakes do people make when listening to opera or musical theater, and what causes those mistakes? Although music is not my main research area any longer, I still actively participate in the amateur music scene in my hometown of Pittsburgh by playing with a fantastic community band and participating in the Association for Concert Bands.