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Susana Rivera-Mills, Interim Director for Student Engagement and Diversity Advancement


Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Professor of Spanish and Diversity Advancement
OFFICE: Gilkey 210
PHONE:  (541) 737-4586
FAX:  (541) 737-2434

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Ph. D. in Romance Languages, University of New Mexico

M.A. in Spanish Linguistics, University of Iowa

B.A. with Honors in Spanish, University of Iowa

  • Introduction to Spanish Sociolinguistics
  • Spanish in the U.S.
  • Dialectology and Culture of Latin America
  • Advanced Spanish Learning Community
  • Spanish in the U.S.
  • Issues in sociolinguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Spanish for heritage speakers
  • Foreign Language Teaching and Learning

Rivera-Mills Susana V. and Juan Antonio Trujillo. 2010. Building Communities and Making Connections, Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle, UK.

Rivera-Mills Susana V. and Daniel J. Villa. 2010. Spanish of the Southwest: A Language in Transition, Editorial Iberoamericana/Vervuert: Madrid, Spain.

Rivera-Mills, Susana V. 2010. "Latinos or Hispanics? Changing demographics, implications, and continued diversity" Southwest Journal of Linguistics, volume 28 (2).

Woods, Michael R. and Susana V. Rivera-Mills. 2010. "Transnacionalismo del voseante: salvadoreños y hondureños en los EE.UU." Lengua y Migración, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain.

Guest Co-Editor. 2009. Special volume of Spanish in Context 6, volume 1, special topic: Spanish Maintenance and Loss in the US Southwest.

Rivera-Mills, Susana V. 2008.  "Assessment of English Language Learners and Learning Disabilities with Consideration of Ethno-cultural Background" Readings in Language Studies, Miguel Mantero, Paul Miller & John Watze (eds.). International Society for Language Studies, Inc. St. Louis, MO.
Rivera-Mills, Susana and Luke Plonsky. 2007. "Empowering Students with Language Learning Strategies: A Critical Review of Current Issues" Foreign Language Annals, volume 40 (3).