Dr. Christina HuhnChristina Huhn is an associate professor and currently serves as the coordinator of the Spanish Education program

She holds a PhD in Foreign Language Education and Technology from Purdue University. Her scholarly work includes published work and presentations on teacher preparation programs, program assessment, classroom language proficiency development of beginning language learners, National Language Standards in post-secondary environments, and technology in language education. Both her master's thesis and doctoral dissertations presented work on program reviews, and she has conducted program reviews for K-12 school districts and local community colleges. In continuing her work in program review, she currently volunteers for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

She participates regularly in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and the Pennsylvania State Modern Languages Association, and currently serves as co-editor of the PSMLA Language Forum. She has also presented papers at the Southern Conference on Language Teaching, West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association, and other local conferences. Huhn is currently president of the Appalachian Professional Language Educators' Society, and she is a past director of the six-week summer program in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Huhn has received two teaching awards from the Center for Teaching Excellence: The 2014 Faculty Recognition Award for Content Pedagogy (with Leanne Lentz), and the 2018 Faculty Recognition Award for Teaching of Writing. She was also named the 2020 PSMLA Post-secondary Educator of the Year.

She also serves as the department webmaster, putting her technology skills to good use.

Prior to returning to academia, Huhn worked in bilingual customer service and as a translator/interpreter. Christina is originally from the upper Midwest, and comes to IUP via West Virginia. She enjoys being outdoors with her dogs, beadwork, and digital photography. She is also a member of Sweet Adelines, and performs with the local chapter, the Indi-Anna Chorus.

For more information, please visit Christina's personal web page.

Professor Huhn can be reached at huhn@iup.edu, or through the IUP Microsoft Teams Chat application.