Wil A. Rankinen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director

Office Address: 500 Lafayette Ave. NE, 303D

Phone: (616) 331-5541

Email: [email protected]


  • B.A., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Indiana University
  • Ph.D., Indiana University

Research Interests:

  • Sociolinguistics; sociophonetics; speech science; language regard; geolinguistics
  • Supporting undergraduate research:
    • The S4 Speech Lab (current and past studies)
    • Honors and Independent Projects (current and past studies)

Teaching Interests:

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sociophonetics
  • Phonetics
  • Speech Science

Other Interests:

  • Life-long education, family-time, cooking, woodworking


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