Lucrecia LitherlandProfessor of Language Owens Hall 105405.585.4203 OBU Box 61256500 W. UniversityShawnee, OK 74804
Dr. Lucrecia Litherland was born and raised in Argentina and has continued to visit her homeland frequently. She has published articles and presented papers on Bilingual Education programs and Language Policy on various occasions. She is a member of the Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers Association and of the Oklahoma Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. She received the Award of ESL Professional of the Year in 2006 by OKTESOL. She has participated in many mission projects both within the community of Shawnee and overseas. She enjoys travel, music, antiques and horses. She and her husband have four children, Eric, Heidi, Raquel and Kelly, and two grandchildren, Jordan and Edan.
Educational Background:B.A., William Woods CollegeM.A., University of New HampshirePh.D., University of Texas
Courses Taught:SPAN 1313, 1323: Beginning Spanish Language and CultureSPAN 2313, 2323: Intermediate Spanish Language and CultureSPAN 2213: Spanish Conversational SkillsSPAN 2223: Spanish Reading SkillsSPAN 3063: Spanish Conversation and CompositionSPAN 3073: Advanced Conversation and Composition in SpanishSPAN 3213: Spanish CultureSPAN 4329: Advanced Topics in SpanishFREN 1313, 1323: Beginning French Language and CultureENGL 3753: Intro to TESOL MethodsENGL 3743: Second Language AcquisitionENGL 4223: Introduction to LinguisticsEDUC 4373: Foreign Language Methods, K-12EDUC 4291: Clincial Practicum in Methods, PK-12, Modern Foreign Language
Selected Publications and/or Professional Activities:
"Public Policy, Immigration, and Latina/o Politics." Joint Panel Discussant with Dr. Tony Litherland. WPSA. Vancouver, BC. March 2009.
"Assessing Dual Language Policy: A Case Study." Co-Author with Dr. Tony Litherland. Oklahoma Politics. Vol. 15. November 2006.
"Integrating Spanish Language and Culture into the Elementary School Curriculum through Thematic Instruction." Co-Presenter with Kristin Grimes. AATSP. Salamanca, Spain. July 2006.
"Assessing Dual Language Policy and Its Political Fallout." Co-Presenter with Dr. Tony Litherland. WPSA. Albuquerque, NM. March 2006.
"A Snapshot View of a Dual Language Program in Two Oklahoma City Elementary Schools." Co-Presenter with Dr. Tony Litherland. TESOL. Puerto Rico. Nov. 2002.
"Analysis of the Linguistic Ideological Debate." Co-Presenter with Dr. Tony Litherland. OABE/OKTESOL. Tulsa, OK. Nov. 2001.
"Latinos' Linguistic Rights: Where do we go from here?" Co-Presenter with Dr. Tony Litherland. MALAS. Mexico. Nov. 2000.
“From a Foreign Language Perspective: A Snapshot View of a Dual Language Program in Two Inner-City High-Poverty Elementary Schools.” Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education, Special Issue: Proceedings from the Texas Foreign Language Conference 2000. Austin, TX: The University of Texas-at-Austin.
“Chatting with the Author, Jim Crawford.” OKTESOL Newsletter, Dec. 2001.
“English Only” Panel Discussion. OKTESOL Newsletter, Jan. 2001.
“Dispelling Myths in Language Teacher Preparation Programs.” OKTESOL Newsletter, Feb. 2000.