Academic InterestsSpanish language and pedagogy Latin American Literature Spanish for native/heritage students
TeachingBeginning Spanish, Accelerated Beginning Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Spanish Conversation and Diction and Introduction to Hispanic Literature.
AwardsTrustees 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
PublicationsINTRODUCTORY CHAPTER Plazas: Lugar de Encuentros, Fourth Online Edition with Diagnostics. Cengage Pub. 2011. http://college.cengage.com/site_engine/#0840066767 ONLINE PUBLICATION “IU West European Studies hosted 5th Annual Summer Workshop for Language Teachers,” Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association (IFLTA) Online Newsletter, Fall 2011. http://www.iflta.org/newsletter/ 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.
ServicePROFESSIONAL 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