About Me



I am the Director of the Cooper International Learning Center at Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH. The CILC is a teaching and learning center that supports courses in languages, literatures and cultures. The CILC also supports classes in Dance, History, Politics, and more, but the CILC’s primary interest is where a knowledge of language and cultures intersect with other disciplines. To read more about the work of the CILC please click here

I am also an Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies and teach one course per year. For the past 10+ years I have been teaching the Conversation and Communication class (a 300 level course that counts towards the major and the minor).  To read more about the courses I have taught 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.

Recently I joined the team at Radio Ambulante, a Spanish-language podcast that tells stories about Latin America and Latin Americans all over the world.  I am the Spanish Language Education Coordinator and am working 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.  When I am not in Ohio I am usually in Maine where I have family and a cabin where (once the projects are done) I can sit, listen to the loons, and catch up on reading.

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.

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