Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures  



Cobb Hall 108


  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