Bachelor, Oberlin College & Oberlin Conservatory Music, 1993. Graduate, Peabody Conservatory Music, Baltimore, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2005.
Postdoctoral fellow Stanford University, California, 2005—2008. Senior scientist Max Planck Institute Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands, since 2008. Fellow Donders Institute Brain, Cognition, & Behavior, Nijmegen, since 2010.
Married Laura Staum, May 27, 2007.