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Faculty Profile

Erin Diaz

Associate Professor of Spanish (2009)

Contact Information

Bosler Hall Room M9


Professor Erin Díaz received an M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) along with an M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition, Pedagogy and Sociolinguistics from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. She has co-authored several chapters about her research in acquiring the Spanish subjunctive and in delivering instruction in virtual contexts. She is a recent recipient of a Mellon Digital Humanities grant for her work on creating three websites focusing on the Spanish subjunctive/indicative, preterit/imperfect and object pronouns that serve as instructional interventions for learners and as a data collection tool for researchers. She has published in Hispania on her work in incorporating campus art museums into the foreign language curriculum and recently was part of a team that accepted an award from the PSMLA for the Trout Gallery’s innovative work with foreign languages. She teaches language classes and upper level linguistics courses in addition to running Dickinson’s Spanish language program.


  • B.A., Hillsdale College, 1990
  • M.A., Indiana University, 2005
  • Ph.D., 2011

2022-2023 Academic Year

Fall 2022

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish
This is the first course in the language sequence. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: Placement exam.