Ph.D (Linguistics), University of Texas at Austin (2010). Dissertation: Negative Concord in Levantine Arabic.
M.A. (Linguistics), Cornell University (2000). Thesis: Word Order, Agreement and Specificity Effects in Rural Palestinian Arabic Existential Sentences.
B.A. (English), University of New Hampshire (1990).
Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (August 2006).
National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Award (August 2007).
Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (for Arabic, 2005).
UT-Austin Bruton Fellowship (2005).
Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (for German, 1996).