I'm a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, which is an old (by our standards) American university founded by Benjamin Franklin. I do research about how children learn language. I'm also a teacher, which in my case means that in the spring I write, score, and perform a new one-man show twice a week for 500 spectators.
How I travel: when in cities, I like to bicycle. When outside cities, I like river canoeing and backpacking into wild mountainous places.
As a houseguest I'm on the meticulous side. I put away my toys.
I've lived in New England, New York, England, France, the Netherlands, and California; I've been a pole vaulter, a fencer (foil/fleuret), and an Ultimate player.
Music: these days, Beirut, Debout Sur le Zinc, the West Philadelphia Orchestra, Mathieu Boogaerts, Nazca, Lonely Drifter Karen, Babet, and any sound I can get from my ukelele.
Daniel has completed online and offline ID verification.