|Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures|
| Denise Overfield received her M.A. and Ph.D.
in Hispanic Applied Linguistics and Methodology from the University of Pittsburgh
where she also received her Certificate in Latin American Studies. Her research
interests include community-based language learning, pedagogical content
knowledge of FL teachers, and the development of interactional competence
among FL learners. She has presented papers at the Central States Conference,
ACTFL, and the Second Language Research Forum, and she has published in
Foreign Language Annals and a special volume of the American Association
of Higher Education. Dr. Overfield is a member of ACTFL, AATSP, AAL and
FLAG as well as the Teacher Education and Research Special Interest Groups
of ACTFL. She is currently teaching basic Spanish and FLES and Secondary
Methods courses for French and Spanish majors.
-updated 8/27/04John Blair