Laura Michaelis

Laura Michaelis

Professor and Department Chair
Laura Michaelis received her PhD in Linguistics in 1993 at the University of California, Berkeley. Her thesis, on English past-time reference, was written under the direction of Charles J. Fillmore. She has been a CU Linguistics faculty member since 1993, as well as a Faculty Fellow in the Institute of Cognitive Science. Her research specializations include the tense-aspect interface, corpus syntax, syntactic innovation, aspectual meaning in typological perspective, the discourse-syntax...

Undergraduate Associate Chair


Kira Hall

Kira Hall is Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology . She also has affiliated faculty positions in The College of Media, Communication, and Information (CMCI) and the Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST). She received her PhD in Linguistics in 1995 at the University of California, Berkeley, and has since held faculty positions at Rutgers, Yale, Stanford, and the University of Colorado. Spanning linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics, her research focuses...

Graduate Associate Chair

Rebecca Scarborough

Rebecca Scarborough

Associate Professor
Rebecca Scarborough received her PhD from UCLA in 2004, where she worked under the supervision of Patricia Keating. After three years as a post-doc and lecturer in Linguistics at Stanford University, she came to CU, where she is now faculty in Linguistics and a fellow in the Institute of Cognitive Science. Dr. Scarborough works in the areas of phonetics and laboratory phonology. Her research explores systematic variation in speech sounds,...


allison sedey

Allison Sedey

Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Linguistics • Speech Language & Hearing Sciences
Allison Sedey is the academic advisor for the Departments of Linguistics and Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995 and is dually certified as a speech pathologist and audiologist. Her research focuses on speech and language acquisition of young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. She is particularly interested in the impact of...



Lindsay Roberts

Linguistics and Education Librarian
Lindsay Roberts holds a Masters in Library Science from the University of Denver as well as a Bachelor’s from CU Boulder in French and Humanities. After working as a graduate assistant in Research and Instruction at Auraria Library and as Reference and Outreach Librarian at Arapahoe Community College, she joined CU as a University Libraries faculty member in 2016. Her research interests focus on adult learners, motivation, and the teaching...