Beatrice Dupuy, CERCLL Co-Director
Beatrice Dupuy is Professor of French, Public and Applied Humanities, and Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT). Her research focuses on language teacher professional development, literacy-based approaches to teaching and learning, and on experiential learning as a theoretical and practical framework for language education in home and study-abroad contexts. Her book-length projects include a first-year French textbook, Français Monde: Connectez-vous à la Francophonie (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011) co- authored with Robert Ariew (University of Arizona), and A Multiliteracies Framework for Collegiate Foreign Language Teaching (Pearson Higher Education, 2015) co-authored with Heather Willis Allen (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Kate Paesani (University of Minnesota), which developed from a previous CERCLL project (PErCOLATE) and outlines a coherent pedagogical framework grounded in texts and the concept of literacy for college foreign language programs; Pathways to Paradigm Change: A Critical Examination of Prevailing Discourses and Ideologies in Foreign Language Education (Cengage, US, 2019) co-edited with Kristen Michelson (Texas Tech University) which focuses on how ideologies and discourses currently prevailing in foreign language education are barriers to paradigm change and innovation; Language Learning and Professionalization in Higher Education: Pathways to Preparing Learners and Teachers in/for the 21st Century (Research Publishing, France, 2020) co-edited with Muriel Grosbois (Cnam, Paris, France) which explores language learning and professionalization by addressing the gap between pressing needs for enhanced soft skills in work environments wherein technology-mediated, multilingual communication is increasingly the norm and current foreign language learning offerings in higher education. Chantelle Warner (University of Arizona) and her Dr. Dupuy are guest editing a special issue of Intercultural Communication Education titled Intercultural Communicative Competence and Mobility: Perspectives on Virtual, Physical, and Critical Dimensions (Castledown Publishers, Australia) which will appear in early Spring 2021. Dr. Dupuy teaches seminars in FL methods, FL/L2 literacy, language learning in study abroad contexts, and language program direction. She advises graduate students on projects closely related to her teaching and research interests that focus on different languages.
Chantelle Warner, CERCLL Co-Director
Chantelle Warner is Associate Professor of German Studies and Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona, where she also directs the German Language Program. Dr. Warner’s research focuses on affective, experiential and aesthetic dimensions of language use and learning, foreign language literacy development, pedagogical stylistics, literary pragmatics, and critical multilingualism studies. She teaches multiple courses related to the teaching of language and culture, including seminars on L2 literacy, literature and language pedagogy, language teaching methods, and approaches to language teaching and learning. She also mentors graduate student research projects on these topics related to a number of languages including Arabic, Korean, French, German, Russian, Spanish, and English. During the most recently completed grant cycle, Dr. Warner leads the Foreign Languages and the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE) project with Carl Blyth (Director of COERLL) and Joanna Luks (Cornell University). This project emphasizes the role of creativity in language learning and has resulted in an archive of exemplary materials in French, Spanish, German, and Chinese and related professional development resources for teachers.
Kate Mackay, CERCLL Associate Director
Kate Mackay has been Associate Director of CERCLL since 2007, prior to which she was Assistant Director at the University of Arizona’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, a National Resource Center. At CERCLL she designs professional development opportunities for K-16 educators and supports the administration of language pedagogy and research projects. She co-led two Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad curriculum-building international travel seminars to Cyprus, and participated in a third for China, working with teachers before and after their in-country experiences as they prepared curriculum materials for their classrooms and for outreach in the wider community. Kate has an M.A. (Hons.) in Archaeology from Edinburgh University and an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona, focusing upon connections between regions of the eastern Mediterranean; she has taught courses related to the history, religions and culture of the Middle East and Mediterranean, both ancient and modern.
Marisol Aguirre, Outreach Coordinator
Marisol Aguirre joined CERCLL as Outreach Coordinator in October, 2022, and will be taking over some of CERCLL’s programming related to teacher professional development and community outreach. She is a former Kindergarten Dual-Language educator passionate about language learning. She has an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Grand Canyon University, and from the University of Arizona, a B.S. in Family Studies and Human Development, B.A in Spanish Translation and Interpretation, and a Full-Stack Web Development Certificate from the University of Arizona Coding Bootcamp.
Gennady Sare, Business Manager