Assistant Professor of Spanish
Laura Guglani received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Spanish Linguistics from the University at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo). She also holds a M.S. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Nazareth College of Rochester. Her teaching and research interests include Spanish language maintenance and transmission in the United States, Spanish linguistics, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, bilingual and multicultural education, service-learning and TESOL. Dr. Guglani currently teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including introductory though advanced-level Spanish and TESOL.
Prior to her arrival at USM, Dr. Guglani taught Spanish at the University at Buffalo, Roberts Wesleyan College and Macon State College. She has also taught Spanish, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), EFL (English as a Foreign Language) and Bilingual Education at the elementary and secondary school (K-12) levels.
Her current areas of research are Spanish language maintenance in the United States and service-learning in the foreign language classroom. Dr. Guglani has presented at a number of international, national and regional conferences. Her most recent publications include:
Laura Guglani, “American, Hispanic, Spanish-speaking? Hispanic immigrants and the question of identity.” Journal of Language, Identity & Education (forthcoming 2016).
Laura Guglani, “Service-learning: Overcoming fears, connecting with the Hispanic/Latino community.” Dimension (2016): 128-46.