Nick is a Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic Linguistics. He completed his B.A. in Spanish and minor in Anthropology from Northern Kentucky University (2013) and his M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from Indiana University (2018). Most recently, he completed an additional M.A. in La Enseñanza del Español como Lengua Extranjera from the Universidad de Salamanca (2019). His research examines the acquisition and use of Tense-Mood-Aspect in native and non-native Spanish from a variationist perspective with emphasis on past temporal expression within both narrative and non-narrative discourse. In addition, he is interested in morphosyntactic and pragmatic variation in Aragonese Spanish and Catalan. During the summer, he serves as a Spanish language instructor in León, Spain for the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Languages (IUHPFL) teaching Spanish grammar and communication.
Selected +independent and *collaborative research projects include: (i) +The Interaction of Adverbials and Lexical Aspect on Variable Preterite and Imperfect Selection in Native and Non-native Spanish, (ii) *Revisiting the Acquisition of the Variable Perfective Past in L2 Spanish in a Study Abroad Context and (iii) *Variable Mood Use with Adverbial Clauses cuando and después de que in Leonese Spanish.