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Opper CV

My most recent CV can be downloaded here.

My primary academic qualifications, awards, and employment are summarized below.

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. University of Michigan, Linguistics

  • Fall 2010 – Winter 2017 (Degree conferred on April 28, 2017)
  • Dissertation title: Phonological Contrast in Bai
  • Committee members: Andries Coetzee, San Duanmu (co-chairs), Bill Baxter, Pam Beddor
  • Primary fields: Phonological Theory, Acoustic Phonetics, Sino-Tibetan Dialectology
  • Supplementary coursework in Chinese-English translation, Computational Linguistics, Programming, and Statistics

B.A. Rutgers University

  • Fall 2006 – Spring 2010
  • Henry Rutgers Honors Scholar
  • Major: Chinese (High Honors) and Linguistics (Highest Honors)
  • Minor: Asian Studies

Selected Academic Awards

  • Key Project Grant. An Outline of Wenzhou Dialect in the early 21st Century: [当代温州本土方言研究]. November 2018 – November 2019. Wenzhou Social Science Association [WZSSA]. 30,000 RMB.
  • Fulbright US Student Award for China. Academic year 2013-2014. $22,000.
  • National Science Foundation – Graduate Research Fellowship. Tuition & Stipend. 2012-2013 ($30,000), 2014-2015 ($32,000), and 2015-2016 ($34,000).
  • FLAS for Chinese language study at IUP Tsinghua. Summer 2011. $7,500.
  • Huayu Enrichment Scholarship. Republic of China Ministry of Education. Chinese language study at Mandarin Training Center at NTNU. Summer 2009. Roughly $2400.

Academic Employment History

08/2018 – onwards     Lecturer II (Wenzhou-Kean University)

09/2017 – 08/2018      Visiting Faculty Member (Southwest University: Chongqing)

09/2011 – 12/2016      Graduate Student Instructor (University of Michigan)

09/2007 – 08/2010      Asian Languages Computer Lab Technician (Rutgers University)