About Me

Currently I teach Spanish at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.  After 20 years at Oberlin College where I was an Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies and the Director of the Cooper International Learning Center, I decided to come to Maine to continue teaching on a part-time basis and help my sister with the care of our elderly mother.  To read more about this decision, click here.

To read more about the work I was a part of with the CILC please click here

To read more about my teaching at Oberlin and my teaching philosophy in general, please click here.

I blog about language teaching and technology (and many times language teaching without technology) on Language Lab Unleashed, a site I founded in 2005.

I am a proud to be a part of the team that creates Radio Ambulante, a Spanish-language podcast that tells stories about Latin America and Latin Americans all over the world.  My role is the Spanish Language Education Coordinator and I work with the team to develop teaching materials to accompany their stories in the language classroom.  For more about my work with Radio Ambulante, please click here.

I am a New Englander by birth and a die-hard (most would say misguided) Red Sox fan.

I am a volunteer for Springer Spaniel Rescue.  Our family has rescued over 50 dogs, thankfully not all at once.

In my free time I swim, do vinyasa style yoga, cook, and try my hand at wheel-throwing in the pottery studio. All while listening to podcasts.  Yes, even under water.

Please look around the site and contact me if you have any questions or need more information.