Hispanic Studies Background and Interests
Hired as Hispanic Studies NTE Language Coordinator in May, 2012, Catalina holds a dual PhD in: Linguistics and Hispanic Linguistics, Indiana University (October 2009). Specialization: Syntax, Thesis title: Focalizing ser („to be‟) in Colombian Spanish. She has deep experience teaching a variety of language courses at the undergraduate level and also graduate-level courses in Hispanic Linguistics. Of particular interest to the Hispanic Studies section was her experience with curriculum revision and the coordination of upper-division courses at West Virginia University. She has four articles in print and several submitted for publication. She will teach Intermediate Spanish, advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition, and Introduction to Spanish Phonetics.