Faculty & Staff Directory
Campus Address: CA 545A
Professor of Spanish
Chair, Department of World Languages & Cultures Associate Director, Spanish Resource Center at IUPUI
Licenciatura, University of Oviedo,
M.A University of Massachusetts-Amherst,
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Second language acquisition, sociocultural theory, assessment, Hispanic linguistics (sociolinguistics and phonology)
Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language, Methods of Teaching Spanish, Sociolinguistics, Spanish Linguistics
Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (1997), Teacher of the Year awards by Indiana Foreign Language Teachers’ Association (2001) and Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (2001), Distinguished Service Award by the Indiana Network for Early Language Learning (2005),Outstanding Faculty Award by the School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (2013).
Book: Métodos de evaluación de ELE (Arco Libros, 2013), book chapters in The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing (Routledge 2012), Spanish Second Language Acquisition: The State of the Science (Georgetown University Press 2003), Teachers’ roles in second language learning: Classroom applications of sociocultural theory (Information Age Publishing 2012), and articles in academic journals such as International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching, Foreign Language Annals, The Modern Language Journal, The Canadian Modern Language Review, Hispania, Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana, Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada, Estudios de Lingüística, Communication and Medicine, The Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization, etc.
Advisory Board Member, Language Teaching (Cambridge University Press) and Language and Sociocultural Theory (Springer); President, Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese; Examiner, Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE); Coordinator, National Spanish Exam for Indiana; member, Executive Board of the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.