• Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Linguistics, 2004-2007
  • Director, 1998-2002, Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Acting Director, 1996-1997, Associate Director 1997-1998

Professional Services:

  • Instructor, ?Refresher Course?/Workshop on Language Contact in South Asia, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, January-February 2011 and Deccan College, Pune, February 2013
  • Instructor, ?Refresher Course?/Workshop on Historical Linguistics for linguistic instructors at Indian universities, hosted by the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, January?February 2009.

  • Service to the Societas Linguistica Europaea (Linguistic Society of Europe)
    • Member, Publications Committee (2003-2006)
    • Editor, Folia Linguistica Historica (2004-2009)
    • Member, Executive Committee (2004-2010)
    • Member, Editorial Board, Folia Linguistics Historica, 2010-present
    • Member, Scientific Committee, 2011 and 2014 Annual Meetings

  • Membership in committees of the Linguistic Society of America:
    • Committee on Honorary Memberships, 2002-2004 (Chair 2004)
    • Abstract Evaluator for the 2007 LSA Annual Meeting
    • Undergraduate Program Advisory Committee (2007-2008)

Public Services:

  • Trustee, American Institute of Pakistan Studies, 1996-2009; membership on numerous committees, including Fellowships and Nominations
  • Trustee, American Institute of Indian Studies, 1996-2002
  • Member, Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award Steering and Nominations Committees, 2003-present
  • With wife, Zarina, Host family to numerous UIUC students, 1977-present

  • Membership in Learned Societies:
    • American Oriental Society
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • Fulbright Society of America (Life Member)
    • International Association for Sanskrit Studies
    • Linguistic Society of America (Life Member)
    • Linguistic Society of India (Life Member)
    • Societas Linguistica Europaea