I'm Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at Purdue University in lovely Fort Wayne. I only recently discovered the world of Stack Exchange. I'll be hanging out in the English Language & Usage and English Language Learners communities and helping where I can! Explaining the English language and its grammar to people I've never talked to before and who may have no experience with terminology from linguistics or grammar (or who use different terminology than I do) will, I hope, help me become better at what I do in the classroom with my students.
Another reason I'm here is that I'm interested in how English Language Learners are using this site, how useful they find it (or don't find it), and what other outside-school resources they use.