EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

University of California, Davis

Ph.D.  Linguistics, 2010

 

Doctoral Dissertation: Ideologies of Violence: A Corpus and Discourse Analytic Approach to Stance in Threatening Communications (UMI No. 3422713)

Recipient of the Washington D.C. Research Fellowship

University of California, Davis

M.A.  Linguistics, 2007

Doctoral Dissertation: Ideologies of Violence: A Corpus and Discourse Analytic Approach to Stance in Threatening Communications (UMI No. 3422713)

Recipient of the Washington D.C. Research Fellowship

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff

M.A.   Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), 1998

Graduated with Honors

Iowa State University, Ames

B.A.   English, 1995

Minor: German

Teaching Certification: Secondary Education in English and German

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor of Linguistics (2017-present) / Assistant Professor (2012-2017)

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Graduate Courses: Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Semantics & Pragmatics, Corpus Analysis, Introduction to Linguistics, Forensic Linguistics, Professional Development Seminar, Thesis Seminar, Research Internship, Capstone Project, Foundations in Forensic Linguistics

Undergraduate Courses: Introduction to Linguistics, Forensic Linguistics, Honors Thesis, Introduction to Corpus Linguistics

Assistant Professor of English and Linguistics (2010-2012)

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI

Graduate Courses: Seminar in Forensic Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Introduction to Linguistics

Undergraduate Courses: Sociolinguistics, Introduction to Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Survey in American Literature: 1865-1965, Censorship and the Arts

Washington Program Teaching/Research Fellow (2008-2010)

University of California, Washington DC

Undergraduate Course: Social Science Research Seminar

Teaching Assistant (spring 2006 & 2007, fall 2007, spring 2008)

University of California, Davis

Undergraduate Courses: Introduction to Linguistics, Survey of Religious Fundamentalism, Anthropological Linguistics

Instructor/Lecturer

                    

University of California, Davis (fall 2005 & 2006, winter 2006 & 2007, summer 2007)

Undergraduate Courses: Intermediate & Advanced English as a Second Language Composition, Introduction to Linguistics

Northern Arizona University, Lukachukai & Rock Point: Navajo Nation (spring 2001)

Graduate Course: English Language Literacy Skills Training for Navajo Teachers

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff (1997-1998, fall 2000)

Undergraduate Courses: Program in Intensive English Core Skills, Reading Comprehension, and Intermediate Writing; Freshman Composition

Northern Arizona University/W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff (2000)

Adult Education Courses: English for Special Purposes, Business English

English & German as a Foreign Language Teacher (1999-2000)

Frontisteria Hatzinikolaou, Kos, Greece

Primary and Secondary Education Courses: English, German

Reserve/Student Teacher 

Public School District #271, Bloomington, Minnesota (1995-1996)

Secondary Ed. Courses: English, German, Spanish, English as a Second Language

            

MacArthur High School, Houston, Texas (spring 1995)

Secondary Ed. Courses: Ninth Grade English, German

Language Mentor/Supervisor

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff (1996-1998)

Undergraduate Mentoring: Intensive Writing and Conversation

Iowa State University, Ames (1991-1993, 1993-1994)

Undergraduate Mentoring: Language Laboratory Supervisor and Tutor, English as a Second Language Mentor and Activity Group Leader

LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING SEMINARS

Gales, Tammy (2020).

"Forensic Linguistics: An Examination of Linguistic Evidence in Threat Cases." Afternoon workshop for the Statement Analysis Group of the FBI (taught remotely).

Leonard, Robert and Gales, Tammy (2016).

“Forensic Linguistics: Language Analysis for Threat Assessors and Investigators.” Three-day workshop hosted by the Behavioral Sciences Unit: Calgary Police Service, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Leonard, Robert and Gales, Tammy (2012).

“Forensic Linguistics.” Three-day workshop hosted by the Ontario Provincial Police, Threat Assessment, and Criminal Profiling Unit, Orillia, Ontario, Canada.

Gales, Tammy (2009).

“Forensic Linguistics.” Intensive Session as part of the two-week Violent Crime Behavior I training session, hosted by the Academy Group, Inc., Manassas, VA.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Director of Research (2012-present)

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Institute for Forensic Linguistics, Threat Assessment, and Strategic Analysis

Perform and supervise ongoing research on current topics relevant to forensic linguistics, including analyses of criminal activities committed through language (e.g., bribery, extortion, and perjury); analyses of the meaning of trademarks; analyses of courtroom language; and analyses and evaluations of confessions

Washington Program Research Fellow: Dissertation Fieldwork (2008-2010)

The Academy Group, Inc., Manassas, VA

Created a threatening communications corpus of over 152,000 words and developed a text encoding, cataloging, and assessment software application for use in both public and private sectors. Worked with James Fitzgerald, former FBI Supervisory Special Agent; project funded by U.C. Washington Program Graduate Fellowship & private sponsorship from the Academy Group, Inc.

Washington Program Teaching/Research Fellow (2008-2010)

University of California, Davis

Linguistics

Phonetically coded /w/ and /v/ in Indian English. Worked for Dr. Vineeta Chand; project funded by the National Science Foundation and Wenner-Gren Foundation

Research Assistant: J.P. Harrington Project—Athabaskan Languages of CA & OR (2007)

University of California, Davis

Native American Studies

Documented and transcribed 800 pages of J.P. Harrington’s original 1920-1940 notes for an anthropological database of American Indian Languages. Worked with Dr. Martha Macri; project funded by the National Science Foundation

Research Assistant: Navajo Corpus Project (2006)

University of California, Davis

Developed a 50,000-word parallel Navajo/English corpus; worked with Dr. Raúl Aranovich

Project Coordinator: American Spoken Corpus (2004-2005)

Cambridge North American Corpus Project

Cambridge, England

Coordinated the collection of approximately one million words of American English from four sites across the U.S.; worked with Dr. Randi Reppen

LEXICOGRAPHY & EDITING EXPERIENCE

Managing Editor (2001-2005)

Northland Publishing, Flagstaff, Arizona

Selected Books: 

 

  • The Four Corners: Timeless Lands of the Southwest

  • Napa Valley & Sonoma: Heart of the California Wine Country

  • Sedona: Treasure of the Southwest

  • Route 66: Spirit of the Mother Road

  • Flagstaff: Past & Present

  • The New Southwest Home

  • Outdoor Style

  • The Desert Home

  • Southwest Lite

  • Seasonal Southwest Cooking

Corpus-based Lexicographer and Editor (2000-2002)

Bloomsbury Publishing, London, England

Dictionary: 

Macmillan English Dictionary: For Advanced Learners of American English (2002)

Corpus-based Lexicographer (1998-1999)

Addison Wesley Longman, Harlow, England 

Dictionaries:

  • Longman Advanced American Dictionary (2000)

  • Longman Business English Dictionary (2000)

  • Longman American Idioms Dictionary (1999)

FORENSIC LINGUISTICS EXPERIENCE

Consulting Forensic Linguist

 

Independent Consultant (2016-present)

 

The Academy Group, Inc., Manassas, VA (2008-2010)

Senior Analyst & Researcher

Robert Leonard Associates, NY (2009-present)

  • Assessing genericity in trademark disputes

  • Analyzing criminal activities committed through language (e.g., bribery, extortion, and perjury)

  • Analyzing the meaning of contracts

  • Examining plagiarism

  • Evaluating confessions   

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