Name: Janis Nuckolls
BYU employee since: 2007
My job at BYU is… I teach linguistics, which is the humanistic and scientific study of language, in all of its variety.
I’m currently working on... so many projects, but the newest one is a neuroimaging study which I expect to learn a lot from.
I get most excited about my work... when I travel to Amazonian Ecuador and learn more about the Kichwa language, its speakers and the rainforest surroundings where it’s typically spoken.
My favorite part about teaching... is getting to learn from my students.
When I have 30 minutes of free time... you can find me checking The New York Times online.
The best-kept BYU secret... is the Faculty Center! They do so much to nurture us and help us in all conceivable ways, whether practical or spiritual.
My most cherished memory at BYU... is the first time I visited campus to give a talk. The weather was icy cold, and I had lost my voice from a lingering cold, but everyone I met was so warm and welcoming.
On Saturday mornings you’ll find me... doing meditation and yoga. Both practices help me feel my at-one-ment with God.