Writing / research

Research interests

Adult education, applied linguistics, conversation and discourse analysis, ethnographic methods, intercultural communication, refugee concerns, telecollaboration


In Mensajes Desde Colombia: Messages from Colombia, I share messages from Presbyterian churches in the Urabá region and my own journals about being a peace accompanier. A bilingual text in English and Spanish.

Other research

My master’s research at Northern Illinois University was in applied linguistics and specifically regarded the intersection of second-language-learner status, willingness to communicate in English, and silence.


Research presentations in linguistics, second-language acquisition, TESOL, and assorted topics


An ongoing list of articles related to my Ph.D. research into telecollaboration, or virtual exchange

Writing samples

A range of writing projects completed since 2007, the majority composed while publishing The Global Game, a website of reporting on sociocultural and literary aspects of world football