B.A. in Spanish from Harding University, M.A. and PhD in Linguistics from the University of Kansas.
|Most frequently taught classes:|
Teaches Accelerated Elementary Spanish (SPAN103/104), Intermediate Spanish (SPAN201), Advanced Spanish Phonetics (SPAN433), and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages (SEED419).
|Other specialties within the department:|
Mentors senior capstone students and supervises student teachers in French and Spanish. Maintains the department website and edits CrossTalk, the department newsletter.
Advises or will advise students in Spanish (SPAN), Applied Spanish (SPAS), and Spanish Licensure (SPAC) or minoring in Spanish.
Is a member of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association (AFLTA), Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society.
Is interested in the second language acquisition of morphosyntax (and recently phonology), neurolinguistics, aptitude testing, and methods of foreign language teaching.
|Overseas, travel or missions experience:|
Has traveled with students to Mexico, Costa Rica, and Europe on several occasions. Has traveled for World Bible School to Peru, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Ecuador. Has completed short-term missions in Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay, and Argentina. Has served as a long-term missionary with a team in Wisconsin.
|Other language-related activities:|
Established and now serves as a consultant for the Spanish Internet program of World Bible School.
|Church-related or civic activities:|
Currently serves on a church missions committee and on the board of the Literacy Council of White County.
|Hobbies and interests:||Enjoys outdoor activities with her family including birding, hiking, and camping.|