Associate Professor of the Practice in Hispanic Studies
Español como Lengua de Herencia: Teoría y Práctica. Harvard University and Instituto Cervantes, May 2014.
Training in new methodologies in second language acquisition and technological advances in foreign language instruction, Pearson Higher Education, 2010-2013.
Course Redesign, Pearson Higher Education/National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT), Florida, September, 2009.
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Tester Training of Spanish, Middlebury College, July 2006.
President of the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association (IFLTA), Indianapolis, November 7, 2009 – 2010.
Vice-President of the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, Indianapolis, November 10, 2007 – 2009.
Leadership, Ethics, and Social Action (LESA) Grant to develop a service-learning project for Spanish courses, Indiana University, 2006.
Faculty Fellows Grant in Service-Learning and Community-Based Research, sponsored by the Office of Community
Outreach and Partnerships in Service Learning (COPSL), Indiana University, 2005.
Trustees Teaching Award for excellence in teaching in the competitive Lecturer/Clinical Faculty category of the College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, 2005.
Nomination for the Student Choice Awards for excellence in teaching, Indiana University Alumni Association, Indiana University, 2004.
Nomination for Head of the Spanish section of the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators and Directors of Language Programs (AAUSC), 2004.
Indiana University Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and Kelley School of Business Grant, Indiana University, 2003, 2004.
Co-Director, Spanish Language Faculty Development Program Teaching Spanish for Business: A Global Approach, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, 2004 and 2014.
Organizer, Pearson World Languages Digital Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2013.
Organizer, Pearson World Language Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts, 2011 and New York, 2012.
Organizer, “Using Film to Incorporate Culture into the Language Classroom,” “Incorporating Culture in the Language Classroom: Seeing Western Europe through the Visual Arts,” “Incorporating Culture in the Language Classroom: Exploring Cultural Identity through Music,” “Incorporating Culture in the Language Classroom: Islam in Europe,” interactive workshops for teachers of French, German, and Spanish. West European Studies National Resource Center (WEST) and US/DE Title VI grant, Indiana University, 2006 - 2010.
Organizer, 41st Annual Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, 2009 IFLTA Conference, “Global Vision: Preparing World Citizens,” Indianapolis, IN, November 2009.
Founder of the Spanish Club Program, service learning in the community. Indiana University and Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington, Indiana, 2009.
Organizer, 40th Annual Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, 2008 IFLTA Conference, “World Languages: Connect to the Future.” Indianapolis, IN, 2008.
Founder of the Spanish Camp Program, service learning in the community. Indiana University, Mujeres en Conexión and First United Methodist Church, 2008.
Board Member, Indiana P-16 Project “Indiana Academic Standards for Foreign Languages,” “Standards Prioritization and Gab Analysis” and “End of Course Test Planning for High School Students,” Indiana Department of Education, 2003.
Sworn Translator of Spanish, French, German and English since 1987.
Content Developer, Pearson Higher Education, Mosaicos, an elementary Spanish textbook for 1st-year college-level Spanish, August 2013. 6th edition published in December 2013.
Content Developer, Proyecto Ancla: a technology-enhanced instructional project developing an educational website for Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University, 2005-2009.
Vistazos: Un Curso Breve 2nd edition a concise textbook for first-year college-level Spanish, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, May 2007.
Comunicación Reflexiva, an advanced grammar textbook for third-year college-level Spanish, Pearson Higher Education, December 2004.
Paso Adelante, an advanced beginner textbook for first-year college-level Spanish, Houghton Mifflin, November 2004.
El Mundo Hispánico en sus Historias, an advanced conversation textbook for third- or fourth-year college-level Spanish, Pearson Higher Education, March 2003.
Multimedia materials for the true beginner focused on conversational Spanish, Microsoft Encarta Language Learning: Spanish, October 2000.
“La clase invertida de ELE: ¡A practicar español en clase!” VI Congreso Nacional de Investigaciones Lingüístico-
Filológicas, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru, August 2014.
“Incorporating Culture and Literature through Digital Tools in Spanish for Business,” Spanish Language Faculty Development Program, Teaching Spanish for Business: A Global Approach, Universidad de Salamanca, Ávila, Spain, July 2014.
Multiple presentations of Pearson Higher Education textbook methodologies and online components at several universities in the northeast and southeast, 2010 – 2013.
“What Kind of Business Spanish Should We Teach? Evaluating Texts for Teaching Business Spanish Published in Spain and the US.” CIBER National Business Language Conference, Indiana University, April 2005.
“Components of a Basic Spanish Language Program.” University of Houston, April 2005.
“Lengua, cultura y estudios culturales en el mundo de los negocios: objetivos, metodología y.recursos,” Spanish Language Faculty Development Program, Teaching Spanish for Business: A Global Approach, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Ávila, Spain, July 2004.
“Communicative Language Teaching and Web-Enhanced Technology,“ Department of Modern Languages, Florida International University, January 2004. “Technology-Enhanced Instructional Course and Its Components,” Department of Hispanic Studies, Brown University, February 2003.
“Supervisors’ Perceptions of Spanish-Language Teaching Assistant Roles and Their Organizational Contexts,” Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, and Department of Modern Languages, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, February 2002.