Peter’s primary research interests are related to the teaching and learning of languages. One facet of her research explores how teachers in K-12 schools can effectively work with students who are non-native speakers of English; a second facet of her research documents the acquisition of the Cherokee language by children in an immersion school in Oklahoma and how this program contributes to the transmission of Cherokee to a new generation of speakers.
- Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition and Ethnolinguistics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2003
- M.A., Anthropology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2000
- B.A., French and Secondary Education, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 1986