Tess Wood appointed as Assistant Director of the Maryland Language Science Center
Tess Wood has joined the Language Science Center as Assistant Director. She will play a central role in all aspects of LSC’s activities, including research and grants development, establishing new programs, and external relations.
Tess has expertise in diverse areas of language science. She has a Linguistics PhD from UC Berkeley, where she did fieldwork in Yurok and Chechen, in addition to spending time working in computational lexicography at Berkeley’s International Computer Science Institute. More recently she was project manager for the UMARC research consortium on language and autism based in the Dept of Hearing and Speech Sciences. She has taught diverse courses in HESP and LING in recent years, and also coordinated the very popular fieldwork course in Winter Storm 2013. In addition to these, Tess is a stalwart member of the language science running team in the annual Ragnar Relay.
Tess is currently dividing her time between teaching classes for HESP and LING and her LSC role. Her LSC efforts are currently focused on the Langscape project, a global language mapping resource that LSC and CASL will be jointly launching this spring … if spring ever comes. From June onwards she will be full-time with LSC, playing a central role in many LSC initiatives.