Co-editor, Heritage Language Journal.
Director, Heritage Language Cooperative at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Co-Organized the 20th Conference on Spanish in the United States and the 5th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages. Chicago, March 2005.
Lead writer, Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant, Chicago Public Schools: K-8 Spanish for Native Speakers Curriculum. Project term 2005-2008. See 2008 Hispania article for summary.
Director, Heritage Language Teacher Corps. 2001-2002. See Hispania_2003.pdf
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages special interest group: Spanish for Native Speakers. Chair, 2006-2008. Vice Chair, 2004-2006. Secretary, 2002-2004. Listserv manager 2002-present.
Workshops, courses, presentations, and consulting on teaching Spanish to heritage speakers (past and upcoming)
Tulane University, April 1, 2011
Harvard University, March 2011
Instituto Cervantes, Brown University & NYC, March 2011
Lehman College, March 2011
University of Wisconsin, Madison. April 2010
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. April 2010
Northwestern University,Evanston, IL, February 2010
International Heritage Language Conference, UCLA, February 2010
Cervantes Institutes of Seattle and of Vancouver, November 2009
Brigham Young University, October 2009
University of Oregon, September 2009
Southern Oregon University program in Guanajuato, Mexico, July 2009
DePaul University, June 2009
University of San Diego, April 2009
Austin Community College. September 2008
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), San Antonio, TX. September 2008.
Western Illinois University, March 2008
University of North Carolina-Wilmington, February 2008
Monmouth College, Galesburg IL, September 2007
Cervantes Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. March 2007.
Wiley Faculty Network: New Orleans, LA, April 2007; Mexico City, November 2007; San Juan Puerto Rico, March 2008 & 2009
University of Salamanca. March 2007
Iowa World Language Association, Des Moines, IA. October 4, 2007.
Whitney Young High School, Chicago, IL. November 2006
Morton College, Cicero, IL. October 2006.
DePaul University, February 2006
Illinois State University, February 2006
ASPIRA High School, Chicago, IL. Spring 2004.
York High School, Elmhurst, IL. 2003.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 1999