Modern and Classical Languages

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Monica Mulholland

Monica Mulholland

Monica Mulholland

Assistant Professor

Basic Language Coordinator, Spanish

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mónica Mulholland has devoted most of her life to teaching and learning languages. She holds a Ph.D. in Early-Modern Spanish Literature, and she also has extensive experience in Foreign Language Methodology and curriculum develpoment. She graduated from the Profesorado Superior Joaquín V. González in 1988 as a teacher of English, and taught at the high school and college level in her hometown for over twenty years. She served as a Methodology Teaching Assistant at Joaquín V. González (1993-1997) and as a Methodology lecturer at the Profesorado del Sagrado Corazón (1999-2002) in Buenos Aires. Since 1994, Prof. Mulholland has been actively participating in Language Teaching Conferences in the United States, Argentina, Chile and Brazil with a focus on Creativity, the Theory of Multiple Intelligences and Educational Technology as well as Spanish for Heritage Speakers.  Moreover, Prof. Mulholland is passionate about educational travelling. As an international student, she took courses at UCLA, International House in London and the University of Melbourne; as a program director, she led a group of students through their first experience at the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador in the winter of 2013.

Current Research

Second and Foreign Language Acquisition, Creativity in language teaching and learning, Distance Education, Study abroad, Creative Writing, and Spanish for Heritage Speakers.

Selected Publications

“El uso de nuevas tecnologías de información y comunicación en la clase de idiomas”. Jornadas Virtuales en el Instituto Superior del Profesorado, Joaquin V. Gonzalez. 2010.

La comunicación global a través del blog en el aula”. (Share Magazine. 2009)

“Marianela y la guerra: Una historia de amor”. (Hispanic Culture Review. 2006)

Education

Prof. Monica Mulholland holds an M.A. in Spanish from George Mason University (2006), and a Ph.D. in Early-Modern Spanish Literature from the Catholic University of America (2014) with a focus on “picaresca” or the rogue novel.

Recent Presentations

On La Lozana andaluza (1528): SAMLA (The South Atlantic Modern Language Association). Atlanta, GA. November 2011 & Durham, NC, November 2012.

Communicating through Writing: Technology in the Language Class. NECTFL (North East Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Baltimore, MD, March 2012.

La Lozana andaluza (F. Delicado, 1528): Itinerario y transformación en una obra precursora de la novela moderna. The Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures. March 2011.

Creating Connections beyond the Language Classroom. The SHARE Language Convention. Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 2010.

Technology in the Language Class: Making Learning Meaningful. MFLA: Maryland Foreign Languages Association. October 2009.

Introducing the Mead Project: Language Teaching Beyond Frontiers. The North East Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. April 2009.

Digital Applications that Enhance Language Learning. GWATFL Spring Workshops. The Greater Washington Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages. March 2009.

A Web Toolbox for Creativity in the Classroom and Beyond. FLAVA Annual Conference. Richmond, Virginia. November 2008.

Creativity through Multiple Intelligences and Technology. VCCS (Virginia Community College Systems) New Horizons Conference. Roanoke, Virginia. April 2008.

Workshop on Multiple Intelligences and Technology in the Language Class. Power up your Pedagogy Conference.  Annandale, Virginia. January 2008.

New Application Methods in Multiple Intelligences in Class. FLAVA Annual Conference. Richmond, Virginia, October 2006.

A Multiple Intelligences Approach to Teaching and Learning. Fairfax County Public Schools Staff Development. August 2006.