An assistant professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Barton received her PhD at the University of Pittsburgh in Spanish Applied Linguistics and Teaching Methodology and also holds an MA in Hispanic Literature and a BS in Secondary Education, Spanish major.
Her research interests include teaching methodology and second language acquisition.
A member of ACTFL and AATSP, Dr. Barton strives to remain current in the field of second language teaching methods in order to enhance her student relationships and to improve her classroom teaching. She has enjoyed directing and supervising internships in Mexico for Elementary Education majors. Dr. Barton has presented regularly at national and international conferences and is currently collaborating as a coauthor on the production of a Spanish textbook project for John Wiley Publishing.
She serves on the Judicial Board and on the Grade Review Board and is a member of the University-wide Tenure Committee. Always striving to enhance student learning, Dr. Barton is most proud of having been awarded a certificate of appreciation at the 21st annual African American Cultural Center Spring 2011 Pre-Commencement Reception and Award Program. Barton, who had been nominated by graduating seniors, was presented with award in recognition of her support, dedication, and contributions to students at IUP.
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