Jennifer holds a BA (Honours) and MA in Linguistics from the University of Calgary, and a PhD in Linguistics from McGill University. Her research interests include phonology, phonological acquisition, and phonetics. Much of her research uses event-related potentials (ERPs) to investigate the nature of the grammars of second language learners: her PhD thesis focuses on the status of the laryngeal fricative /h/ in the grammars of francophone learners of English, gathering evidence from both ERPs and production data.
She has been teaching as a sessional at Mount Royal since 2007, and regularly teaches LING 1111 (The Nature of Language I) and LING 1113 (The Nature of Language II). She also teaches LING 2221 (Modern English Grammar) and CLAS 1111 (The Technical Terms of Medicine and the Life Sciences).