French language, teaching writing, instructional uses of technology, the 17th-, 18th-, and early 19th-century French literature, motherhood and female mentoring, Rousseau and the Enlightenment, women's writing, defining genre, publishing history
Foreign language methodology; Second language acquisition; Immersion techniques; Curriculum and instruction: university/high school/middle school with an emphasis on interdisciplinary curriculum development, content-based learning, technology/video in the classroom, cooperative learning, blended and distance learning; Experiential learning/Community and service learning; Caribbean literature and culture with an emphasis on Puerto Rico
Senior Lecturer and Italian Language Program Coordinator
Italian contemporary literature, Italian literature of immigration, Italian cinema and "Second generation" Italian artistic production; Teaching language and culture through film, use of technology, smartphone applications and social media in the language class to foster intercultural competences, interdisciplinary approach to language and culture learning; Inclusive Italian; Creation of cultural immersion study abroad programs.
Modern and contemporary Italian literature, women's studies, and the pedagogy of Italian as a foreign language; Teaching of Italian language and culture through cinema, modern media, and instructional technology
Grammar and linguistics, pedagogy. National Endowment fellowships to investigate the Diaries of Christopher Columbus and Mexican Revolution.
Language development in young children, comparative grammar of Romance Languages.