I have co-authored two books with Dr. Anne H. Charity Hudley: Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools (2011, Teachers College Press Multicultural Education Series) and We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom (2014, Teachers College Press). I am also the co-editor of Data Collection in Sociolinguistics: Methods and Applications, a Routledge volume, 2nd edition, with Becky Childs, and Gerard Van Herk. I am also the co-editor of Rural Voices: Language, Identity, and Social Change across Place (2018), with Elizabeth Seale.
Currently the chair of the Ethics committee of the Linguistic Society of America and a member of its Committee on Ethnic Diversity in Linguistics, I also serve on the editorial board of the journals American Speech, Language & Linguistics Compass, and Voice & Speech Review. I obtained both a Ph.D. in Sociology & Anthropology and an M.A. in Linguistics from North Carolina State University, and a B.A. in Sociology and German from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.