I am a former academic linguist with a BA, MA, and PhD from Harvard. I have served as a professor of linguistics and computational linguistics at universities including Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Arizona. I have also worked as a research scientist in computational linguistics at Motorola and lectured both nationally and internationally. In addition to writing and publishing numerous articles in academic books and journals, I am also the author of the book, Grammatical Competence & Parsing Performance, published by the University of Chicago Press. I have also had the pleasure of teaching computer programming at both the high school and college levels and greatly enjoy the challenge of making complex concepts simple and understandable.