Karla O’Donald

Instructor I
Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Scharbauer Hall 3120

k.odonald@tcu.edu | 817 257-6406

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2005-Present Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
Pursuing Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies
1993–2002 University of Texas-Arlington Arlington, TX
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish – 1997, Summa Cum Laude
Masters of Arts in Spanish – 2002

Courses Taught

Spanish Courses
Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4
Language Composition
Advanced Grammar
Spanish for the Workplace: Business & Healthcare

Areas of Focus

Language acquisition and development, Chicana feminist epistemologies, and Curriculum development.

Non-refereed Publications O’Donald, Karla. “Encuentro (Encounter).” Qualitative Inquiry 19.2 (2013): 129-130.

Referred Publications The Complexity of Identity (Re)(De)Construction, Freyca Calderon, Karla O’Donald, and Sherrie Reynolds. Publish in Liminal Spaces and Call for Praxis(ing), by Miryam Espinosa-Dulanto, David L. Humpal, Leilya Pitre, p. 139-154. 2013.

A Preliminary Investigation into the Application of Processing Instruction as Therapy for Aphasia in Spanish Speakers. KD Santamaria, ML Muñoz, JL Atkins, DR Hobbs, Karla O’Donald. Journal of Communication Disorders, p. 338-350. 2013.

Testimonio within United States Curriculum. American Educational Research Association. Washington, D.C. April 8-12, 2016.

Ideas for Active Learning Modules. Annual Conference for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language. San Diego. November 20-22, 2015.

(Des)Madre: (re)/Sis/ting Inevitable Change. Curriculum and Pedagogy. Cleveland. November 5-6, 2015.

Advancing Testimonio Traditions in Education Research: A Synoptic Rendering. Curriculum and Pedagogy. Cleveland. November 5-6, 2015.

Criando and Creando: Latina Mothers in Academic Spaces. El Mundo Zurdo: Memoria y Conocimiento: Interdisciplinary Anzalduan Studies Archive, Legacy, and Thought. University of Texas in Austin on May 27-30, 2015.

Cartographies of the Self. Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference. Fort Worth. October 21-25.

Norteadas no more: Mapping the Self. MALCS. Northern New Mexico College-El Rito. July 30-August 2.

Retrato: Exploring the Life Experiences of Immigrant Women. Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. May 21-24, 2014.

Texas teaching certificate Secondary Education and Spanish

  • Regional Coordinator for Texas Foreign Language Association
  • Member of the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Member of Curriculum and Pedagogy Group
  • Member of American Educational Research Association
  • Member of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social
  • Language Coordinator for the language courses. (2012 to 2016)
  • Committee organized the Award Day Program for the department. (2011 to present)
  • Department life committee chair. (2008 to present)
  • Read2win contact for participants at TCU and schools from FWISD. (2013 to present)
  • Sponsor for La Mesa Hispánica. (2010 to present)
  • Attended and organized the Spanish tutorial sessions. (2010 to present)