My research interests revolve around spoken dialog, crowdsourcing and education. I implement models of interaction between humans from low, reactionary levels to higher cognitive ones to create a more natural and acceptable spoken dialog system. It is essential to observe how real users interact with computers in order to build usable systems. My use of real applications in modeling and testing interaction hypotheses has been adopted by many in the community. To this end, I have made data and a research platform available to the research community at large.