DR. CASILDE A. ISABELLI,
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish
(Linguistics). In 2001, she received her Ph.D. in Spanish
Applied Linguistics with a certificate in
Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE)
from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(UIUC). Her research concerns adult second language
acquisition in the formal classroom and study-abroad
setting, multilingualism, and pedagogy. At UNR she
has taught and/or currently teaches: Teaching of Foreign
Languages Seminar (FLL 703), Romance Applied Linguistics
(FLL 4/655), Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (SPAN
4/641), History of the Spanish Language (SPAN 4/641)
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (SPAN 312), and Spanish
Composition (SPAN 305, 306). She created and developed the
online (offered through Online and Independent Learning)
versions of SPAN 111, 112, and 211 and the hybrid versions
of SPAN 111 and 112.
She was the Director of the Basic Spanish Language Program 2000-2014. In addition to teaching at UNR, she has taught at the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota, UIUC, the Universitat de Barcelona, and as a visiting Associate Professor at Sonoma State University. Finally, she has put theory to practice by writing Spanish textbooks for the university level. She is a new co-author for the 9th edition of McGraw-Hill’s Beginning Spanish textbook Puntos de Partida and is currently writing a second year textbook with John Wiley & Sons Publishing.
She is also the Faculty Advisor for Sigma
Delta Pi (National Hispanic Honor Society).
During the Spring 2015 semester, she taught "The
Italian Immigrant Experience in America FLL 470"
and "Italian Popular Culture: Carnival, Palio,
Easter Procession, and Other Folk Customs and
Traditions with USAC at the University
della Tuscia in Viterbo, Italy.
Dr. Casilde A. Isabelli