NLA 2005 Instructors
Leonard (Aryeh) Faltz is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department at Arizona State University. He has a Ph.D. in Linguistics (1977) from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Navajo Verb published by the University of New Mexico Press.
Ted Fernald is an Associate Professor in the Linguistics Department at Swarthmore College near Philadelphia. He has a Ph. D. in Linguistics (1994) from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He co-edited The Athabaskan Languages with Paul Platero and Diné Bizaad Naalkaah/Navajo Language Investigations with Ken Hale.
Clayton Long is the District Bilingual Education Director for the San Juan School District in Blanding, Utah. He also teaches theNavajo Language online.
Ellavina Tsosie Perkins is a Research Fellow of Swarthmore College and the Navajo Language Academy funded by the National Science Foundation. She has a Ph. D. (1978) from the University of Arizona.
Bill Poser is a Lecturer and Research Associate in the Linguistics Department at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a colsultant to the Carrier tribe in British Columbia, and he maintains the website for the Yinka Dene Language Institute. He is the author of numerous papers on Athabaskan phonology and other topics in lingusitics.
Irene Silentman is a Senior Education Specialist at the Division of Diné Education in Window Rock. She has an M. A. in Linguistics from the University of Arizona. She is co-author of Situational Navajo and other publications on Navajo education.