Isabel Moreno-López

Professor and Chair, Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Julia Rogers 250


Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2002
M.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1997
B.A., Universidad de Traductores e Intérpretes de Granada, Spain, 1994

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Studies on Language, Literacy and Culture, Intercultural Communications, Critical Pedagogy, Spanish and Latin-American Literature, Queer Studies, Interdisciplinary and Study-Abroad Programs

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

Moreno-López, I. (January, 2015). "Critical Activities in the Spanish Classroom: A Qualitative Study." NECTFL Review 75. 31-55.

Moreno-Lopez, I., & Miranda-Aldaco, C. (2013). Quantitative study comparing network-based language teaching (NBTL) to traditional Spanish classes. Revista de Educación, 363-383, DOI: 10.4438/1988-592X-RE-2013-EXT-242

Tami Kopischke Smith & Isabel Moreno-Lopez (2012): Outcomes of an interdisciplinary study abroad course: Learning Spanish and multicultural education concurrently. Intercultural Education, 23:4, 359-373

Moreno-Lopez, I., Saenz-de-Tejada, C. & Smith, T. K., (Winter 2008). Language and Study Abroad Across the Curriculum: An Analysis of Course Development. Foreign Language Annals, 41(4), 674-686.

Moreno-Lopez, I. & Saenz-de-Tejada, C. (2006). Negotiating Cultural Images in the Language Classroom: Using Digitalized Films and Pedagogical Material from the World-Wide-Web. International Journal of Learning, 12(8), 249-260. Available:

Moreno-Lopez, I. (2005, Fall). Sharing Power with Students: The Critical Language Classroom. Radical Pedagogy: An Interdisciplinary, Peer-Reviewed Journal Devoted to the Analysis of Teaching and Learning, 7(2),

Moreno-Lopez, I. (2004). Critical Pedagogy in the Spanish Language Classroom: A Liberatory Process. Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, 8(1), 77-84.


"Think Outside the Classroom: Innovative Ways of Enhancing Foreign Language Learning." Co-presentation: Dr. Aida Ramos-Sellman, Dr. Citlali Miranda-Aldaco, Maite Gomis-Quinto. Twenty-Second International Conference on Learning in the San Pablo University (CEU), Madrid, Spain. July 9-11, 2015

"It´s Not Your Grandmother´s Spanish Classroom: Assessing Different Instructional Methods" 2014 MFLA Fall Conference. Co-presentation: Dr. Aida Ramos-Sellman, Dr. Citlali Miranda-Aldaco. Notre Dame of Maryland University. Baltimore, MD. Oct. 10-11th, 2014

"The Critical Language Classroom: Euphoria, Despair and Relief." 1st Annual Binghamton University Conference on Foreign Language Teaching: Bridging Theory and Practice: Building Effective Classroom Methodology. Binghamton
University. Binghamton, NY. Sept. 28th, 2013

"The 21st Century Spanish Courses: Innovative Technologies and Global Education." Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (CT COLT). Co-presentation: Dr. Aida Ramos-Sellman and Maite Gomis-Quinto. Conference Center in Waterbury, CT. Dec 3rd, 2012

"Innovative Issues of Technology in the Spanish Classroom: Comparing Traditional Language to NBLT classrooms." 4th Biennial Modern Language Conference. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. April 28th, 2012

"Un acercamiento intercultural y tecnológico a la enseñanza en Estados Unidos" ("An Intercultual and Teconology-Based Approach to Education in the U.S.") 
Programa Oficial de Doctorado en Fundamentos de Curriculum y Formación del Profesorado en Áreas de Primaria y Secundaria (Official Doctorate Program in 
Theory of Curricula and Teacher Training in Primary and Secondary Education). University of Granada, Spain. June 13th, 2011

"Here We Go Again: Does Network-Base Spanish Teaching Enhance Language Acquisition?" International Association for Technology, Education and Development (IATED). Valencia, Spain. March 7-9, 2011 "A Study on Language Acquisition between Language Courses with an On-line Communicative Component and Traditional Language Courses". The Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN10). Barcelona, Spain. July 4-7, 2010

"Students Advances in Spanish and Intercultural Proficiency Through a Title VI Interdisciplinary Abroad Course". Languages across the Curriculum Program and Title VI: Current Initiatives and Future Possibilities. Washington, DC. March 20, 2009

Awards/Significant Accomplishments

2012 Crosby Fund Grant, Design of SP 360 (Special Topics in Spanish Translation: "Treacherous Translations: Laughter and Tears from an Intercultural Perspective"). Goucher College Grant Awarded by the Faculty Affairs Committee.

 2010 Crosby Fund Grant, Design of SP 318 ("TRANS-nationally Queer": Finding a voice through art in the Gay Spanish speaking world). Goucher College Grant Awarded by the Faculty Affairs Committee.

Summer Research Grant, Design of Supplementary Materials for the Textbook Pasaporte al español 1e contracted with John Wiley & Sons Inc., Goucher College,

2007 Crosby Fund Grant, Design WL 210 (Cross Cultural Issues in Nationality and Identity from the Perspective of the Spanish Speaking Population) using a Critical Pedagogical Approach, Goucher College, 2006

Recognition for helping Goucher College Secure External Support for Academic Programs, Integral Intensive Course Abroad (IICA: SP/ED 272Y Multicultural Education in Costa Rica), Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, 2004-2005

Mentoring to Master Technology Integration Project, Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology, Towson University, 2002-2003