Campus and school visits

I have presented and/or consulted at over 70 colleges, universities, and public schools around the U.S. and the world. Those marked with a * have a video available at

(This list does NOT include conference presentations, only invitations to campuses, schools, and community groups. Also, it is not complete; for a full list, see my resume)

About teaching heritage speakers:

Florida International University, November 2017

Cervantes Institute, New York City, March 2017

Dennison College, February 2017

*Network of Illinois Educators of Spanish for Native Speakers, February 2017

University of Nevada, Reno. January 2017

*Polish Saturday School Network, December 2016

German Language School Conference, November 2016

Northwestern University, November 2016

University of Wisconsin Parkside, October 2016

Indiana University, September 2016.

Annual Conference for Community-Based Heritage Language Schools: Promoting Collaboration among Educators, Families, and Researchers. American University, Washington D.C., September 2016.

Luther College, September 2016

Archdiocese of Miami. August 2016.

Anáhuac University, Mexico: Puebla and Oaxaca campuses. May 2016, Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy 

College of Staten Island - The City University of New York. April 2016

New York University (invited by Greg Guy), April 2016.

Centre College, KY. March 2016

Coastal Carolina University, October 2015

Monterey Institute for International Studies, September 2015

University of Colorado Denver, May 2015

Harvard University, May 2015

*Cervantes Institute, Boston, May 2015

Illinois Wesleyan University.  April 2015

*Ohio State University, March 2015

Villanova University, February 2015

LaGuardia Community College, New York City.  October 2014

Illinois Wesleyan University.  February 2014

California State University, Long Beach. December 2013

*Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL.  September 2013     

Western Michigan University, April 2013

Evanston/Skokie School District, IL. April 2013

Valley View School District, Joliet, IL.  March 2013

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. September 2012

St. Olaf College. September 2012

Universidad Autónoma de Benito Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico. February 2012

* Cervantes Institute Online.  November 2011

Beloit College, October 2011

The University of Genoa, Italy, May 2011

Harvard University, April 2011

Skidmore College, April 2011

Tulane University, April 2011

Cervantes Institute, New York City and Brown University, March 2011

Lehman College of the City University of New York. March 2011

California State University-Long Beach, February 2011

The University of Wisconsin-Madison.  April 2010

Indiana University, Bloomington.  April 2010

The University of Illinois at Chicago.  March 2010

Northwestern University, February 2010

San Diego State University, October 2009

Brigham Young University. October 25- 29, 2009

University of Oregon, September 2009

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. April 2009

University of San Diego, April 2009

Ohio University, Athens, OH.  October 2008

Austin Community College. November 2008

Western Illinois University, March 2008

University of North Carolina-Wilmington, February 2008 and February 2016

UNAM, San Antonio, TX. September 2008

University of Salamanca, Spain. March 26- 30, 2007

Monmouth College, Galesburg IL, September 2007

York High School, Elmhurst, IL.  January 2007

Whitney Young High School, Chicago, IL. October 2006

Morton College, Cicero, IL.  October 2006

Illinois State University, February 2006

DePaul University, February 2006

U of I at Urbana-Champaign, August 1999


About U.S. Spanish:

Western Oregon University, February 2017 and January 2016

* Frank Porter Graham dual language school, Chapel Hill, NC. February 2016


About dual language education:

Wauconda IL school district, November 2017

Elgin IL school district U-46, August 2017

Illinois Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, May 2017

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, May 2017

University of Minnesota, April 2017

*University of Texas at Austin, April 2017

Komarek IL School District 94, March 2017

Berwyn South School District, IL, December 2016

Woodstock, IL, November 2016

Berwyn North School District, IL. October 2016.

Elgin, IL, October 2016. Article in the Chicago Tribune.

Reading in Motion presentation to Chicago area educators, October 2016

Glen Ellyn District 41, IL. April 2015.


About the benefits of bilingualism:

SUNY Binghamton, September 2017

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, February 2017

Dominican University, River Forest, IL, October 2016

Coastal Carolina University, October 2015

Illinois Wesleyan University.  April 2015 and February 2014

LaGuardia Community College, New York City.  October 2014

*Northern Illinois University. October 2014

Illinois Wesleyan University.  February 2014

*TEDx, University of Illinois at Chicago. April 2013. "No child left monolingual."

* St. Olaf College. September 2012

Washington University in St. Louis, Merle Kling speaker series.  March 2010