Gregory Ward received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978 and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. He is Professor of Linguistics at Northwestern University, where he has taught since 1986 (and served as Department Chair from 1999-2004). He has also taught at the 1993, 1997, 2003, 2007 and 2009 LSA Linguistic Institutes. His primary research area is discourse, with specific interests in pragmatic theory, information structure, intonational meaning, and reference/anaphora. In 2004-05, he was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford, CA). His service to the LSA includes being Secretary-Treasurer (2004-2007), and a term on the Executive Committee (1997-1999).