Academic Interests

Spanish language and pedagogy Latin American Literature Spanish for native/heritage students


Beginning Spanish, Accelerated Beginning Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Spanish Conversation and Diction and Introduction to Hispanic Literature.


Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University; 2011 Nomination of Signa Epsilon Award for Outstanding Teaching; Sigma Epsilon Chapter for Sigma Delta Pi; 2011 Nomination for Excellence in Teaching Award;University of Maryland at College Park; 1996 Department Award for Best Portuguese Student; Arizona State University;1994 Teresa de Escoriaza Scholarship; Montclair State University; 1991


INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER Plazas: Lugar de Encuentros, Fourth Online Edition with Diagnostics. Cengage Pub. 2011. ONLINE PUBLICATION “IU West European Studies hosted 5th Annual Summer Workshop for Language Teachers,” Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association (IFLTA) Online Newsletter, Fall 2011. BOOK CHAPTER “Esther Seligson and Angelina Muñin-Huberman: Jewish Mexican Memory and the Exile to the Darkest Tunnels of the Past.” inThe Jewish Diaspora in Latin America: New Studies on History and Literature. David Sheinein and Lois Baerr Barr Ed. New York, NY: Garland, 1996: 75-88. Print LITERARY ESSAY “El último Adán: De segura muerte a posible resurrección” Papel Revista Literaria 10 (1993): 20-22. Print. BOOK REVIEW Louis Baer Barr. Review of Isaac Unbound: Patriarchal Traditions in the Latin American Jewish Novel. Tempe, AZ, ASU Center for Latin American Studies, 1995. Hispamérica 26:76/77 (1997): 203-204. Print. DICTIONARY ENTRY “Ethel Krauze, (Mexico; 1954).” Darrell B. Lockhart Ed. Jewish Writers of Latin America: A Dictionary. New York, Garland, 1997: 325-328. Print.


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Spanish Contest High School and Middle School Judge; April 21, 2012 ¡Conéctate!, McGraw-Hill Publishers; Textbook Reviewer; June 2011 Interacciones 7th Ed., Cengage Pub.; Textbook Reviewer; May 2011 Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association Annual Conference; Student Volunteers Recruiter; Fall 2011 West European Studies Center (WEST); Spanish Facilitator; June 23, 2011 Plazas: Lugar de Encuentros 4th Ed., Cengage Pub.; Textbook Reviewer; January 2011 DELE Test, Spanish Ministry of Education Proctor; Spring & Fall 2010 Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association; Session Presider; November 7, 2008 Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association; Session Presider November 7, 2008 IUPUI High School Spanish Immersion Day; Facilitator; April 2008 Retratos, Cengage Pub.; Textbook Reviewer; Fall 2008 Entrevistas, McGraw-Hill Pub.; Textbook Reviewer; Fall 2008