- Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1995
- M.A., Linguistics, University of Texas, Arlington, 1985
- B.A., Linguistics and Religion (Greek), Seattle Pacific University, 1982
- International Linguistics Coordinator (2010– )
- Linguistics teaching:
- Biola University (1997-1999; 2002-2008). Introduction to Language and Linguistics, General Articulatory Phonetics, Phonetics of English, Introduction to Phonology, Phonological Theory, Introduction to Syntax, Syntactic Theory, Discourse & Text Linguistics, Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics, Field Methods in Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Linguistics of Biblical Languages, Seminar in Linguistics and Biblical Exegesis, Directed Independent Study in Semantics, Directed Independent Study in Bhutanese language learning, Directed Independent Study in Discourse Linguistics and Greek Discourse Linguistics.
- Asia SIL School, Darwin, Australia (2000-2001). Phonetics, Introduction to Syntax, Advanced Syntax.
- UC Santa Cruz Teaching Fellow (1994). Phonetics.
- University of Oregon (1993, 1999). Introduction to Phonology.
- Associate International Linguistics Coordinator, SIL International. (2008–2010)
- Assistant Principal and Registrar, Asia SIL School, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. (1999–2001)
- Guest Researcher (and Linguistic Field Research), Karachaevo-Cherkesskij Institute of Humanities Research, Cherkessk, Russian Federation. (1996–1997)
- Teaching Assistant Training Coordinator, Linguistics Board, University of California, Santa Cruz (1992–1993)
- Linguistic Field Research, West Berlin, Summer Institute of Linguistics. (1986–1990)
- Linguistic Society of America
- International Lexical-Functional Grammar Association
- Caucasian languages
- Morphology, Syntax and the Morphology-Syntax interface
O’Herin, Brian. 2010. Review of Possible and probable languages: A generative perspective on linguistic typology, by Frederick J. Newmeyer. SIL Electronic Book Reviews 2010-005. http://www.sil.org:8090/silebr/2010/silebr2010-005. .
———. 2009. Review of of the word: A language history of the world, by Nicholas Ostler. SIL Electronic Book Reviews 2009-016. http://www.sil.org:8090/silebr/2009/silebr2009-016.
———. 2002. Case and agreement in Abaza. Dallas: SIL. Publication 138 in the series, Publications in Linguistics, SIL International and The University of Texas at Arlington.
———. 2001. Abaza applicatives. Language 77: 447–493.
———. 1994. Metrical stress in Abaza. In The Nart Epic and Caucasiology: Papers of the 6th Colloquium of the Societas Caucasologica Europoea, edited by Asker Gadagatl. Maykop: Adygea.
———. 1993. Wh-agreement in Abaza. Syntax at Santa Cruz 2: 25–56.
———. 1991. Secondary articulations and feature geometry. Phonology at Santa Cruz 2, 1991.
O'Herin, Brian. 2000. Optimality theory and pragmatics. Paper presented at the Top End Linguistic Circle, June, in Darwin, Australia.
———. 1999. Abaza applicatives. Colloquium presented at the University of Oregon, July 28 in Eugene, Oregon.
———. 1996. Word Order Variation in Abaza. Paper presented at the Eighth Colloquium of the Societas Caucasologica Europaea, June, in Leiden, Netherlands.
———. 1994. Incorporated postpositions in Abaza. Paper presented at the Seventh Colloquium of the Societas Caucasologica Europaea, July, in Marburg, Germany.
———. 1992. Long distance dependencies in morphology. Paper presented at the Fifth International Morphology Meeting, July, in Krems, Austria.
———. 1992. Lexically specified foot structure in Abaza. Paper presented at the Seventh International Phonology Meeting, July, in Krems, Austria.
———. 1992. Metrical stress in Abaza. Paper presented at the Sixth Colloquium of the Societas Caucasologica Europaea, June, in Maykop, Russia.
———. 1988. Language use for a minority within a minority. Paper presented at the XII International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, July, in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.