Monica Mulholland

Monica Mulholland

Monica Mulholland

Assistant Professor


Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Mulholland has devoted most of her life to teaching and learning languages. She holds a Ph.D. in Early-Modern Spanish Literature, an M.A in Foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish, and a Graduate Certificate in TESOL. Dr. Mulholland has extensive experience in Language-Teaching Methodology and curriculum development. 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 before moving to the USA in 2002. Since 1994, she has been actively involved in Teacher Education in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, and the United States with a focus on Creativity, the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, and Educational Technology.  Moreover, Dr. Mulholland is passionate about educational traveling. As an international student, she took courses at UCLA, International House in London and the University of Melbourne in Australia whereas 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.


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, and a Graduate Certificate in TESOL from George Mason University (2016).

Recent Presentations

Public Speaking Skills in the World Languages Classroom. FLAVA Spring Conference. Lexington, VA. April 21, 2018.

Creativity and Motivation in the English Classroom. Universidad de Granma, Bayamo, Cuba: March 5-6, 2018.

Mindfulness in Education. 4th Annual GWATFL Language Fest. The Catholic University of America: November 4, 2017.

Creativity and Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom. Bayamo, Cuba: July 24-28, 2017 (A 20 hour seminar for teachers and advanced students of English).

Mindfulness in Language Teaching. 2017 GWATFL SPRING CONFERENCE. National Cathedral School. Washington D.C. April 29, 2017.

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.