Campus and school visits

I have presented and/or consulted at over 100 colleges, universities, and public schools around the U.S. and the world about teaching heritage speakers, dual language education, and raising bilingual children. 

Those with a link have a video available at

(This list does NOT include conference presentations, only invitations to campuses, schools, and community groups.)

About teaching heritage speakers (those marked with a * involved more in-depth consulting about the heritage speaker program):

Columbia University, NY, April 2019

New York University-Madrid campus, November 2018

*Baylor University, TX, October 2018

*Marquette University, WI, September 2018

Center for Teaching for Biliteracy, Chicago, IL. April 2018. 

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Indianapolis chapter. April 2018.

Network of Illinois Educators of Spanish as a Heritage Language. February 2018.

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Chicago chapter. February 2018.

University of Calgary, January 2018

*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 

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 and/or Variation in Spanish grammar:

La Cosecha, NM. November 2019

Instituto Cervantes, Madrid. July 2019

North Shore School District 112 IL, April 2019

Hamilton College, NY, March 2019

Brandeis University, February 2018

Western Oregon University, February 2017 

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


About dual language education:

Berwyn South School District 100, IL. November 2019.

North Shore School District 112, IL. October 2019.

Association of Two-Way and Dual Language Education, Reno, NV. October 2019.

Back of the Yards Dual Language High School, IL. September 2019.

East Aurora, IL. August 2019.

North Shore School District 112 IL, April 2018 

Hinsdale IL, March 2019 

Southern Illinois University Carbondale. December 2018

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Colloquium Series. April 2018.

*University of Tennessee at Knoxville, TN. April 2018

Gurnee IL School District 50, March 2018 and February 2019

Rochelle IL school district D231, January 2018

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 and raising bilingual children:

Rutgers University-Camden. November 2019.

Truman State University. October 2019.

Missouri State University. September 2019.

Southern Georgia University, April 2019

Connecticut College, February 2018

Instituto Cervantes Chicago, February 2018

Wauconda IL school district #118, November 2017

SUNY Binghamton, September 2017

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, February 2017

Dominican University, River Forest, IL, October 2016

University of North Carolina-Wilmington, February 2016

Western Oregon University, January 2016

Coastal Carolina University, October 2015

Illinois Wesleyan University.  April 2015 and February 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