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  • Associate professor and Director of Basic Spanish Program at Texas A&M University. Second language acquisition and pedagogy; teacher educat.

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EXPERIENCE

  • Texas A&M University
    • Hispanic Studies
    • Associate Professor, Director of Lower Division Spanish Instruction
    • August 2016 to Present

    • Research: o Open Educational Resources and L2 Learning o Genre-based instruction in L2 classes o Multiliteracies (Learning by Design) and the teaching of Spanish to L2 learners with the use of technology o The implementation of ACTFL standards and Integrated Performance Assessment in L2 Spanish classes o The psycholinguistic investigation of Spanish Heritage Speakers' language competence using the Visual World Eyetracking approach • Teaching: Graduate and undergraduate classes on L2 Teaching Methods and Hispanic and Applied Linguistics. • Program Direction: Responsible for all pedagogical and administrative aspects of the Spanish Language Program comprised of approximately 24 instructors and 900 students per semester. Determine theoretical and pedagogical bases for program and develop curriculum for all courses. Develop and maintain the program’s website and eCampus (Blackboard) course sites for all courses in the program. Train and supervise instructors (Graduate Teaching Assistants and Lecturers). Organize training workshops for instructors teaching in the program.

EDUCATION

  • The Pennsylvania State University
    • Ph.D., Spanish Applied Linguistics
    • August 1999 to May 2002

  • The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language
    • August 1996 to May 1998

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