Vrije Universiteit  (Amsterdam)

Doctor of Letters (PhD) — June, 1998

Frisian Philology

My PhD research was funded by a four-year grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and carried out in connection with the Linguistics Department and the Department of German Language and Literature at Amsterdam’s Vrije Universiteit. My dissertation was published as Codex Hummercensis (Groningen, UB, PE 12): An Old Frisian Legal Manuscript in Low Saxon Guise. [Leeuwarden: Fryske Akademy, 1998, 626pp (ISBN: 90-6171-858-9)]


 Vrije Universiteit  (Amsterdam)

Master of Arts [‘cum laude’] — May, 1991

Frisian Language and Literature


1982–84  Swarthmore College  (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania)

Bachelor of Arts [‘with distinction’] — May, 1984

Religion & Language  (Comparative Religions, English Literature, and Linguistics)


1980–82  Seattle University  (Seattle, Washington)

Seattle University Honors Program: Humanities

Matteo Ricci College (Form II): Humanities


 Seattle Preparatory School  (Seattle, Washington)