Kenneth Hanson

About Me

I’m a PhD student in Stony Brook University Department of Linguistics (entered 2020). My primary interests are in computational linguistics, syntax, and Japanese linguistics. My advisor is Thomas Graf.

I received a BA from Michigan State University in 2014, where I majored in linguistics and Japanese, with (a bit more than) a minor in computer science. After graduating, I worked for four years as an assistant English teacher in Japan through the JET Programme.

Some hobbies of mine include music (piano, marimba), old video games, and experimenting with Linux and other tech stuff. I have another website,, where I’ve written some beginning Japanese lessons and free learning materials (currently dormant).




Undergraduate Conferences


Professional Employment

2014–2018 Assistant English Teacher JET Programme

University Teaching Assistantships

Stony Brook University

2021 LIN 101 Human Language Instructor: Mark Aronoff
2020 LIN 120 Language & Technology Instructor: Kalina Kostyszyn

Michigan State University

2012-2013 CSE 232 Introduction to Programming II Instructor: Mark McCullen


2021 Assistant instructor for Summer Youth Camp for Computational Linguistics (SYCCL)

Department Service

Other Activities

Awards and Honors


Funded Awards

Other Awards


Email me at my first initial + last name + six seven nine at gmail dot com.

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