I am an Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the English Department at William & Mary. My research draws on experimental, computational, and theoretical methods to uncover how we use and understand language. My teaching focuses on general linguistics, syntax, computational methods, and psycholinguistics.

I am also a W. Taylor Reveley, III Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow and a William & Mary Scholars Undergraduate Research Experience (WMSURE) / Mellon Foundation Fellow. My role as a Reveley Fellow is to improve interdisciplinary education at the College. As a WMSURE/Mellon Fellow, I work to increase the opportunities for students from first generation and lower income families, and historically under-represented racial and ethnic groups, to participate in research under faculty supervision. It is a very rewarding experience to be a part of these initiatives at William & Mary.

How to find me

Tucker Hall 036 Email: dparker@wm.edu
English Department Phone: (757) 221-2952
William & Mary Fax: (757) 221-1844
Williamsburg VA, 23187