Professor Peter’s research focuses on the revitalization of endangered languages with specific attention to the case of the Cherokee language. For more than a decade she has investigated the results of early childhood and elementary Cherokee language immersion from both linguistic and ethnolinguisitc perspectives.
- 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