Background and activities

I am an advisor in the student and academic section of the Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV), where I will be the leave replacement for Ida Ulseth through the end of July 2021.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Offering support in educational services to members of the faculty by:
    • Distributing resources about Inspera Assessment, Blackboard, and other digital tools used by NV
    • Giving presentations to lecturers and researchers at NV about methods and tools used for online teaching and assessment at NTNU
  • Facilitating projects in teaching and education by:
    • Distributing grant program announcements from DIKU (including the Norwegian Centres for Excellence in Education [SFU] program) and NTNU (including the Toppundervisning program)
    • Offering support with applications and projects
    • Following up about ongoing and completed projects
    • Developing an infrastructure at NV (seminars, internal application processes, etc.) to support the submission of successful SFU applications 
  • Participating in the following committees and fora:
    • Læringsnettverket (Learning Network)
    • NV Instituttkonsulentforum
    • Forum for Innovative Education
    • SEED (Center for Science and Engineering Education Development)


  • PhD, Linguistics, 2016. University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • BA, Linguistics and Chinese, 2009. Swarthmore College.

Work experience:

  • Postdoctor in linguistics (research and teaching) at the University of Gothenburg, Septemer 2016-March 2020.
  • Postdoctor in linguistics (research) at Simon Fraser University, September 2015-August 2016.
  • Research and teacher at University of Massachusettes Amherst, August 2009-September 2015.
  • Researcher and teacher at the Navajo Language Academy, July 2008-2018.