Faculty & Instructors - Dr. Casilde A. Isabelli

Casilde A. Isabelli, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish

Dr. Casilde A. Isabelli 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 (WLL 703), Romance Applied Linguistics (WLL 4/655), Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (SPAN 4/651), History of the Spanish Language (SPAN 4/661) 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 WLL 470, The Italian Immigrant Experience in America and ITAL 321, Italian Popular Culture: Carnival, Palio, Easter Procession, and Other Folk Customs and Traditions with USAC at the University della Tuscia in Viterbo, Italy.

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Dr. Casilde A. Isabelli