Richard Henne-Ochoa received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois. His professional preparation also includes a four-year postdoctoral research fellowship in linguistic anthropology at Indiana University and in psychology at the University of California Santa Cruz. For over fifteen years, his scholarship has been grounded in linguistic anthropology, particularly the ethnography of communication, as well as talk about language and culture. Also informing his work are sociocultural perspectives on learning and human development. The program of research he has developed focuses on Indigenous ways of communicating and language reclamation/revitalization.