Now that John McCarthy has completed his 5-year term as Provost, doing great work in a very demanding position, he will be returning to the Department of Linguistics. In the 2022-23 academic year, he will be on sabbatical. Over the summer, he will be moving into N404. We’re all looking forward to seeing more of you John – welcome back!
Speaking of John, you might like to check out this oral history interview with him that was done in 2014 by the UMass libraries (thanks to Jeremy Smith for bringing it to our attention). Its summary includes “came to UMass as a linguist in 1985 after PhD at MIT and work at the University of Texas Austin; duties of a graduate school dean; online teaching; regional dialects in Massachusetts”.