Chair of Languages
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A. Ursinus College
M.A. West Chester University
Ph.D. University of Texas at Arlington
Dr. Kathleen Tacelosky earned her B.A. in Spanish (Ursinus College), her M.A. in TESOL (West Chester University) and her Ph.D. in Linguistics (University of Texas at Arlington). Her doctoral thesis took her to the Amazon Basin in Peru to study the influence of bilingual education on the maintenance and shift of Shipibo, a language of the region. More recently her research has been motivated by civic engagement. In 2010 the textbook she co-authored, Diálogos: Hacia una comunidad global was published. Designed for Intermediate Spanish students, the book integrates experiential learning and language learning. In 2010-2011, Dr. Tacelosky was awarded a Fulbright grant to continue community-based linguistic research and teach in the Languages Department at the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico. Dr. Tacelosky has taught Spanish, ESL and linguistics in the U.S., Mexico, Japan, and Puerto Rico.
Tacelosky, K., & Kensinger, S. (2015, November). English writing workshop for transnational students in Puebla, Mexico.
Presented at the Penn TESOL East Fall Conference, Arcadia University, Glenside, Pa.
Tacelosky, K. (2014). On the other side of the deck: Lessons learned when teacher becomes student. The Language Educator, 9(3), 52-54.
Tacelosky, K. (2014, July). Interviews: Engaging the community one member at a time. Presented at the AATSP Annual Conference, Panama City, Panama.
Tacelosky, K., & Ferrari, A. (2014, March). Applied learning in an international setting: Student/faculty collaboration. Presented at the Applied Learning Conference, Western State University, St. Joseph, MO.
Tacelosky, K. (2013). Community-based service-learning as a way to meet the linguistic needs of transnational students in mexico. Hispania, 96(2), 328-41.
Tacelosky, K. (2010). Community-based learning: What it is, what it's not, and how it relates to language teaching and learning. Puebla, Mexico. Invited Colloquium. 3er Coloquio de Otono. Maestria en Linguistica Aplicada y el Departamento de Lenguas.
Tacelosky, K. (2010). Le situacion linguistica de l@s estudiantes transnacionales. Cuetzalan, Mexico. Plenary Address. VII Foro Intercultural. Contracorriente.
Tacelosky, K. (2011). In the sky flying: Language use and linguistic identity of transnational migrant students in Mexico. Puebla, Mexico. Invited colloquium. 3er Coloquio de Primavera. Maestria en Linguistica Aplicada y el Departamento de Lenguas. Universidad de las Americas.
Tacelosky, K. (2011). Meeting the linguistics needs of transnational school children with university based community service-learning. International Symposium on Bilingualism and Bilingual Education in Latin America, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Tacelosky, K. (2011). Migracion y retos para la reintegracion al sistema eductivo nacional Una pedagogia de sevicio. Puebla, Mexico. Invited talk to Education Department. Universidad d las Americas.
Tacelosky, K. (2011). Service-learning as a way to meet the linguistic needs of transnationals in Mexico. American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Tacelosky, K., Kauffmann, R. A., & Overfield, D. M. (2010). Dialogos: Hacia una comunidad global. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.