Department of Linguistics Remote Office Operations

In order to reduce the risk of exposure to students, staff, and faculty, and in response to the emergent COVID-19 situation, the department will be closed for the coming weeks, beginning on March 17th. 

Please note that Linguistics Staff and Faculty are working remotely at this time. Linguistics Staff are also providing services remotely. Email and phone messages are being checked regularly throughout the business day. 

− If you are experiencing significant anxiety or other mental health problems, please visit the Counseling Center website or call the health center crisis hot line 541-346-3227.

− For a list of food security resourses, please visit  

− If you are delivering mail or packages, please take them to the Psychology Office (room 139, across the lobby from Linguistics). 

Please use the following contact information for specific questions regarding department operations. 

Other key resources, specific to Graduate Students, include: the CARES Act Grant; Students in Crisis Fund; Graduate Student Assistance Fund; minimum credit enrollment reduction for graduate employees (GEs); extended sick leave policy for GEs; seven-year time-to-degree modifications; final term registration waivers; Graduate School advising and specialized programming; resources for remote learning and teaching; and information specific to international graduate students. Please click here to access these resources.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we adapt to this unprecedented situation. 

Melissa Redford 
Professor & Department Head 

Eden Cronk 
Department Manager 


Further updates about university closures can be found here



Spring Term Remote Office Hours- Linguistics

Melissa Baese-Berk:

Wednesdays 11AM-1PM or By Appt.

Preferred contact: Zoom

Topic: Melissa Baese-Berk's Office Hours

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 706 527 627

Password: 035893

If students need additional call-in options, they can contact Melissa via e-mail ( at any time or can call her office phone (541-346-3899) between 7AM and 3PM M-F. 

Mokaya Bosire:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4PM

Preferred contact: Zoom or Canvas Chat

Don Daniels:

Mondays 12:30–2:30PM

Preferred contact: Zoom ID: 442 334 349

Spike Gildea:

Thursdays 1-3PM

Perferred contact: 

Xuan Guan:

Tuesdays 10AM-12PM

Preferred contact: or Zoom

Meeting ID: 632 134 9465

Volya Kapatsinski:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30AM-1:30PM and By Appt.

Preferred contact: Zoom

Kris Kyle:

By Appt.

Preferred contact:  

Doris Payne:

Tuesdays 1-3PM and By Appt.

Preferred contact: or Skype

Eric Pederson:

Wednesdays 9-11AM and By Appt.

Preferred contact:  

Gabriela Perez Baez:

Fridays 1:30-3:30PM

Preferred contact: Zoom ID: 404 572 280

Jill Potratz:

Mondays 2-4PM

Preferred contact:

Melissa Redford:

By Appt.

Preferred contact:

Julie Sykes:

By Appt.

Preferred contact:

Keli Yerian:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-3:30PM or By Appt.

Preferred contact: Zoom

Meeting ID : 838-615-891