DR. CASILDE A. ISABELLI,
Interim 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) and hybrid versions of Beginning
Spanish (111 and 112).
She was also 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.
Dr. Casilde A. Isabelli
775-682-8917; (775-682-8890 - Chair)
EJCH 241G; (241A - Chair)