I came to Marquette after finishing an M.A. in Spanish-language literature at UW-Milwaukee, where I researched Spanish sociolinguistics, Latin-American indigenous literature, and the role of the imagination in post-civil war peninsular literature.
At Marquette I teach beginning and intermediate level Spanish courses, in which I use a contextualized, communicative approach to teach both language and culture. In these courses I have begun to make use of global classrooms, where I facilitate written and oral interaction between Marquette students and students in Spanish-speaking countries.
My instructional research has been informed by global classrooms and hybrid
learning where, by engaging with modern students and contemporary
applications of language learning, I emphasize the combined strengths of
face-to-face and online instruction.