Lindsay Whaley is a Professor of Classics and Linguistics at Dartmouth College. He has also held several administrative positions there, most recently as the Vice Provost. Dr. Whaley's primary area of research is determining cross-linguistic tendencies in the syntactic and morphological properties of languages. As part of this effort, he has done extensive field research on several Tungusic languages spoken in China and Bantu languages in east Africa. Dr. Whaley also researches and teaches on the processes of language endangerment and revitalization, as well as Hellenistic Greek linguistics. He is the author and editor of several books including Saving Languages, An Introduction to Typology: The Unity and Diversity of Languages and Recent Advances in Tungusic Linguistics. He regularly leads seminars for undergraduates on the topics of 'What is the point of education?’ 'The ‘essence of being human,’ and ‘Understanding vocation’.