Linguistics Coordinators

SIL has Linguistics Coordinators responsible for different regions and areas. These coordinators act as a primary clearinghouse for linguistic activities within their area of responsibility, encouraging and facilitating academic production and connecting people. To contact one of them, please go to the contact page, and select "linguistics" from the "category" drop-down menu.

The current Coordinators are:

International

Brian O'Herin, Ph.D.
International Linguistics Coordinator

Mary Pearce, Ph.D.
Associate International Linguistics Coordinator

A list of former International Linguistics Coordinators can be found here.

Africa

Thomas Blecke, Ph.D.
Linguistics Domain Team Leader for Francophone Africa

Oliver Stegen. Ph.D.
Linguistics Domain Team Leader for Anglo-Lusophone Africa

Americas

Steve Echerd, M.A.
Americas Area Linguistics Services Coordinator

Asia

Brian Migliazza, Ph.D.
Asia Area Linguistics Coordinator

Eurasia

Kathleen Sackett, M.A.
Eurasia Area Linguistics Co-Coordinator

Pacific

Mary Salisbury, Ph.D.
Pacific Area Linguistics Coordinator

Sign Languages

Albert Bickford, Ph.D.
Global Sign Languages Team Linguistic Services Coordinator