Personal

Born in Manitoba, Canada; Swiss and Canadian citizenship.

Education

1987 PhD (Linguistics) University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Thesis title: The Psychological Reality of Sub-syllabic Units.
1981 MSc (Psycholinguistics) University of Alberta, Edmonton.
Thesis title: On the role of Orthography in Experimental Phonology.
1980 TESL certificate (Teaching English as a Second Language), University of Alberta, Edmonton.
1979 BA (Honours Psychology) Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

Academic Professional Experience

2012-present Professor of Translation Studies, Institute of Interpreting and Translation, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur. Member of IUED management since 2015.
1998-2011 Freelance translator (German to English) and editor for various financial and industrial organizations and ESP (English for Special Purposes) instructor and coach for high-register business and academic English, Opfikon.
2005-2011 Professor in English section of translation program and abroad coordinator for North America, Institute of Interpreting and Translation, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur.
1995-2005 Instructor in English department, Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur (formerly Dolmetscherschule Zürich), Zurich.
1993-2000 English consultant and mathematics seminar instructor at Oekreal Schools of Business and Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA), Zurich.
1993-1998 In-house ESL instructor for an international consulting company, Zurich.
1989-1991 Freelance translator (German to English) and ESL instructor, Milan, Italy.
1987-1988 In-house ESL consultant and instructor, Credit Suisse, Zurich.
1987-1988 ESL instructor of intermediate English, business English, TOEFL and GMAT preparation at Oekreal and GSBA, Zurich.
1986-1987 ESL instructor for TOEFL preparation and intermediate level English at the English Centre, Zurich.
1982-1983 ESL instructor for technical and Business English, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
1981-1983 Research associate, Regional Human Communication Unit, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Queen's University, Kingston.
1980 Teaching assistant of introductory linguistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton.
1979 Research assistant, Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston.