Linguistics Department Staff

Department Leadership

  • Professor Sharon Rose

    Department Chair

    Phone: (858) 534-1159
    Office: AP&M 4260

  • Christina Knerr Frink

    Chief Administrative Officer

    Phone: (858) 534-3602
    Office: AP&M 4161

    Leadership, management and oversight of all administrative functions including: strategic planning, budget and financial management, human resources, labor relations, policy development, internal control and risk management, external relations, space and facilities, health and safety, and the administrative information systems. Grant proposals & budgets.

Academic Personnel

  • Camie Nguyen

    Academic Personnel Specialist

    Phone: (858) 534-3601
    Office: AP&M 4016

    Academic Personnel (reviews, appointments, recruitment); human resources for academic employees (faculty, graduate students, researchers).

Fiscal Administration

  • Lucie K. Wiseman

    Fiscal Coordinator

    Phone: (858) 534-1146
    Office: AP&M 4018

    Fiscal administration; contract & grant pre- and post-award administration; department fund accounting; reimbursements; staff human resources; staff payroll administration; timekeeping; undergraduate student employment requisitions.

Linguistics Language Lab & Library

Student Affairs

  • Alycia Randol

    Linguistics Undergraduate and Graduate Student Advisor

    Phone: (858) 534-1145
    Office: AP&M 3216
    Email: |

    Linguistics Department student services; undergraduate major and minor advising; linguistics graduate admissions; academic coordination.

  • Rachel Pekras

    Language Program Coordinator and Advisor

    Phone: (858) 822-2711
    Office: AP&M 3101
    Email: |

    Linguistics Language Program (LLP) and Heritage Language Program (HLP) student advising; graduate student employment coordinator; department room reservations and key management.

  • Position Open

    Student Affairs Manager

    Phone: (858) 534-3605
    Office: AP&M 3202

    Manage and provide administrative oversight for the student affairs units of the Linguistics Department, Linguistics Language Program, Heritage Language Program and Human Development Program; external relations; website & social media; listserv management; events; language course scheduling.

The UCSD Department of Linguistics combines a focus on the convergence of theoretical and experimental linguistics with strong interdisciplinary collaboration.

Since its founding in the 1960's, UCSD has become one of the foremost educational and research institutions in the nation. The campus and surrounding region boast an extraordinary array of well-known scholars and offer broad opportunities for study and research of the highest quality. These opportunities are especially strong and diversified in language-related areas.