Heather Goad completed her PhD in Linguistics at the University of Southern California. She joined the Department of Linguistics at McGill University in 1992.

Her research focuses on phonology and language acquisition. She is principally concerned with examining how representations can inform our understanding of the shapes of phonological systems and the developmental trajectory of first and second language learners.

She teaches introductory courses in general linguistics and phonology and more advanced courses in phonology and language acquisition.

Heather Goad was Co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Linguistics from 1994-2003 and an Associate Editor of Language Acquisition from 2004-2014. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Language Acquisition (2013-present) and is on the Advisory Boards for the Oxford Studies in Phonology series published by Oxford University Press (2013-present) and the Language Acquisition & Language Disorders series published by John Benjamins (2012-present).

Heather Goad, Professor, McGill University