David is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Linguistics. David received his BSc degree in Biological Sciences from Simon Fraser University in Canada. After graduation, he worked as an ESL teacher overseas for elementary school children as well as secondary students. To gain a better understanding of language teaching, he attended Harvard University School of Education and received a MEd in Language and Literacy. After coming to USC, he continued to pursue his interest in language by exploring various aspects of grammar in Chinese and other languages. Currently he is working on examining models of spoken word recognition from the perspective of articulatory gestures. While at USC, he had taught as a Teaching Assistant for linguistic undergraduate classes (LING 275).