DR. CASILDE A. ISABELLI,
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 is teaching
with USAC in Viterbo, Italy. She is teaching: The
Italian Immigrant Experience in American (FLL 470) and
Italian Popular Culture: Carnival, Palio, Easter
Procession, and Other Folk Customs and Traditions (FLL
Dr. Casilde A. Isabelli