Ph.D., 2000, University
of Texas - Austin Ibero-Romance Philology and Linguistics
M.A., 1994, University of Iowa
Spanish Linguistics and Literature
B.A., 1992, Illinois
State University Spanish and Mathematics
University, Department of Hispanic Studies
Professor & Chair,
present; Associate Professor, 2005 - 2012; Assistant Professor, 2000 - 2005;
Instructor, 1999 - 2000
College, Spanish Language School Graduate Program, Middlebury,
Visiting Professor, 2010-2013 (summers)
Internacional, Spanish Department Graduate Program, Cuernavaca, Mexico
Visiting Professor, 2009 (summer)
of Texas - Austin, Department of
Spanish and Portuguese
Instructor of Spanish, 1994 - 1999, Spn 508K Coordinator
University of Iowa, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Teaching Assistant of Spanish, 1992 - 1994
Hartweg, D., &
Isabelli-García, C., McEwen, M., & Piper, R. (2012).
Being physically active: Perceptions of recent
Mexican immigrant women on the Arizona-Mexico border. Hispanic
Health Care International
Isabelli-García, C., Pan, Y., & Lubkemann, S. (2012).
Observing census enumeration of non-English-speaking households in 2010
Census: Spanish report. Research and Methodology Directorate, Center
for Survey Measurement Research Report Series (Survey Methodology
#2012-06). U.S. Census Bureau. <http://www.census.gov/srd/papers/pdf/rsm2012-06.pdf
Isabelli-García, C., & Slough, R. (2012). Acquisition of the non-generic definite article by Spanish
learners of English as a foreign language. Onomázein, 25, 95-105.
Isabelli-García, C. (2010). Acquisition of Spanish gender agreement in
two learning contexts: Study abroad and at home. Foreign
Echeverría, M., Irizarry, G., & Isabelli-García, C.
(2009). Second-Year Spanish II -
Oral Expression, Reading and Composition: A Study Guide
pp). Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin: University
Hartweg, D., & Isabelli-García, C. (2007). Health perceptions of
low-income, immigrant Spanish-speaking Latinas in the United States. Hispanic Health Care International, 5
C., & Isabelli-García, C. (2007). Estudiar en el extranjero: La
influencia del contacto con hablantes nativos en el desarrollo de la
habilidad de producir actos de habla. In L. Ruiz Miyares (Ed), Proceedings of the 10th international
symposium on social communication (pp. 673-676). Santiago de
Cuba, Cuba: Centro de Lingüística Aplicada.
Isabelli-García, C. (2006). Study abroad social networks,
motivation and attitudes: Implications for second language
acquisition. In E. Churchill & M. DuFon (Eds.), Language learners in study abroad contexts
(pp. 231-258). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Zeiss, E., & Isabelli-García, C. (2005). The
benefits of asynchronous computer mediated communication in enhancing
cultural acquisition. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 18(3),
Isabelli-García, C. (2004). A case study of the factors in the
development of Spanish linguistic accuracy and oral communication
skills: Motivation and extended interaction in the study abroad context. Preface by Barbara Freed. New York,
NY: Edwin Mellen Press.
Isabelli-García, C. (2003). Development of oral
communication skills abroad. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary
Journal of Study Abroad, 9, 149-173.
2011 - R. Lewin. (Ed.). The handbook of practice and
research in study abroad. Modern
Language Journal, 95,
2008 - M. Byram & A. Feng. (Eds.). Living and studying abroad:
Research and practice. Modern
Language Journal, 92, 474-475.
2007 - V. Pellegrino Aveni. Study
abroad and second language use: Constructing the self. Modern Language Journal, 91, 132-133.
2005 - M-M. Dowell & K. P. Mirsky. Study abroad? How to
get the most out of your experience. Modern Language Journal, 89(1),
2002 - R. D. Lambert & E. Shohamy. (Eds.) Language
policy and pedagogy. Language Problems and Language Planning, 26(1),
2001 - J.P. Lantolf (Ed.) Sociocultural theory and
second language learning. Language Problems and Language
Planning, 25(3), 311-333.
- Book-length manuscript on current trends in linguistic
benefits of the study abroad and immersion contexts.
- Processes of forming social networks abroad and how they
function as contexts for language learning.
2013. "Intensive immersion language learning" (Working title). Second
Language Research Forum. Brigham Young University.
Wesleyan University service
2011. "Observing census enumeration of Spanish-speaking households in
the 2010 Census." Invited speaker, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington DC.
ruptura de las expectativas tradicionales." [Linguistic development
in the study-abroad context: A break from traditional expectations].
Invited speaker, Middlebury College Round Table. Middlebury,
2009. "Linguistic development in the study-abroad context: What can we
expect?" invited speaker, IIX
Congreso Internacional UNINTERlingua Communicación.
November, 2008. "Language Learning
Abroad: Acculturation, Integration or Both?" Midwest Modern Language
Association. Minneapolis, MN.
2007."Acquisition of Gender Agreement in Two Learning Contexts." Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. San
2006. "Social Networks and Some Recommendations for Study Abroad
Success." Council on
International Educational Exchange Conference. Seville,
2003."The Benefits of Asynchronous Computer Mediated Communication in
Enhancing Cultural Acquisition." Co-authored with Elizabeth
Zeiss. Second Language
Research Forum. University of Arizona, Tucson.
2002. "Linguistic Development of Spanish Language Accuracy in the Study
Abroad Context: What Can be Expected." Co-authored with Chiyo
Nishida. 6th Conference on
Hispanic Linguistics and L1 and L2 Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese,
University of Iowa, Iowa City.
Chair, Department of Hispanic Studies (2011- present)
Faculty Program Adviser (2011 - 2013)
Council (elected), Academic Standards Committee (Chair, 09-10)
IWU semester abroad program (F2010)
Director of the Madrid
IWU semester abroad program (S2007)
and Tenure Committee (elected: 2005 - 2007)
Education Committee (2005 - present)
Hearing Committee (elected: 2003
Institutional Review Board (2002-2005, S2009)
Faculty Adviser of Sigma Delta Pi -
National Hispanic Honors Society, Upsilon
Rho (2000 - present)
Latin American Studies Team
(Leader 2005-07, 2011-13)
First Year Adviser (2000 - 2013)
Coordinator International Film Series (1999 - 2001)
Mellon Foundation Grant for Integration of Information Literacy and
Writing in the Disciplines, with Lynda Duke
"Perception of Physical Activity and Health by Border-Dwelling Mexican
Women" with Donna Hartweg (Artistic and Scholarly Development Grant)
- "Spanish Gender Agreement in the Study-Abroad and At-Home
- "Study-Abroad Social Networks and Second Language
- "Perception of Physical Activity by Hispanic Women" with Donna
- "Perception of Health by Hispanic Women: A Pilot Study" with
Donna Hartweg (ASD)
- "Explaining Students’ Foreign Language Choice" with Scott