Beatrice Dupuy, CERCLL Co-Director

Beatrice Dupuy is Professor of French and Applied Linguistics. She is Chair of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) and co-director of the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL), one of sixteen USDE-funded Title VI Language Resource Centers (LRC) in the United States. 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.  She is currently working with Dr. Kristen Michelson on a co-edited volume entitled Pathways to Paradigm Change: Critical Examinations of Prevailing Discourses and Ideologies in Second Language Education (forthcoming 2019). 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 including Arabic, French, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish, and English. 

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. For the past three years, she has served as Chair of the SLAT Pedagogy and Program Administration subcommittee. 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 co-led the project Foreign Languages and the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE) 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.


Xochitl Coronado-Vargas, Program Coordinator

Xochitl Coronado-Vargas has a background in bilingual program development, coordination, implementation and assessment with a focus on Literacy and STEM programming.   She has extensive experience working with non-profit organizations, community coalitions and schools facilitating programming with at-risk populations and liaising with outside groups and organizations to maximize resources.  Xochitl assists in the planning and implementing of educational outreach and events hosted by CERCLL. 


Gennady Sare, Business Manager

Clara Migoya, Communications and Social Media Assistant, University of Arizona Title VI Centers

Leighanna Pipatanangkura, Outreach Assistant