Summary: Instructor, St. George's University Medical School
Theoretical & Applied Linguistics
I work as an English instructor in the Specialized English Language Program at the St. George’s University School of Medicine (SGU), Grenada. As the linguist attached to the Grenada Creole Society, I facilitate documentation and revitalization efforts for Grenadian French Creole, an endangered language on the island. In addition, because of my research on Grenadian English Creole, I provide language and culture training for non-native and native speakers. These include faculty and students at SGU and new Peace Corps volunteers who function as literacy teachers in Grenadian primary schools. I also comanage the Adult Literacy Initiative of Grenada, a non-profit organization that provides free literacy classes for adults, and I consult with the Ministry of Education to enhance English instruction in schools within the Grenadian creole context. My research areas include creole description and documentation, language revitalization, creole in the classroom, adult literacy, language training for native/non-native speakers, and non-academic factors affecting university students.