Expert in Czech and Russian languages, cognitive linguistics, and VÃ¡clav Havel.
- Czech language
- VÃ¡clav Havel, Czech playwright, "dissident," essayist, and politician
- Russian language
- cognitive linguistics
- UW-Madison Kiekhofer Distinguished Teaching Award, 2004
- Fulbright Scholar to Prague's Charles University, 2006
- Author of scholarly works on Slavic linguistics and literatures.