Dr. Jason Killam

  • Jason KillamJason Killam is an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages.

    Education

    PhD Spanish Linguistics, IU, Bloomington, IN, 2011
    MA Spanish Linguistics, IU, Bloomington, IN, 2007
    MA Spanish, UTA, Arlington, TX, 2005
    Teaching certificate, UTA, Arlington, TX, 1996
    BA International Business and Spanish, North Park University, Chicago, IL, 1992

    Spanish Education at IUP - Teach!

    If you are interested in seeking certification to teach Spanish at the PK-12 level, I currently serve as the coordinator of the Spanish Education program. My background includes receiving my teaching certificate from the University of Texas Arlington and teaching seven years at Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Texas, receiving three Distinguished Educator awards. Contact me at jkillam@iup.edu to find out more about teaching Spanish.

    2021 APPLES Foreign Language Festival - Celebrate world languages!

    Tentatively scheduled for March 20, 2021, at IUP. If you are a junior high or high school teacher in western Pennsylvania and are looking for an opportunity for your students to compete and celebrate learning world languages, I would like to invite you to participate in the APPLES Foreign Language Festival. We regularly have more than 300 students attend, and we would love for you to be involved. If you have questions about the APPLES Festival, please contact me at jkillam@iup.edu.

    Academic Interests

    Variationist SLA with syntactic structures, Sociolinguistic attitudes and phonological perceptions and Teacher Education. Presentations on these topics have been given at AAAL, GURT, HLS, KFLC, PSMLA and SLRF.

    Killam can be reached at jkillam@iup.edu.