Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), and Sean Rhodes, Applied Research Lab (research associate), recently published the article "Introduction to Hispanic Literatures and the Impact of IPA-Informed Instruction on Student Writing Proficiency in the Presentational Mode: Findings from a Pilot SoTL Study" in MIFLC Review (vol. 19, Fall 2018-19).

Smith-Sherwood and Rhodes, who is also an IUP graduate student completing an MS in applied mathematics (Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences), collaborated, with the assistance of Paul Hawkins (ARL director, PhD candidate in criminology), on the study's development and execution as well as the preparation of the manuscript.

Smith-Sherwood continues to pursue this line of research. Her chapter "Unamuno's San Manuel Bueno, mrtir: An Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) Approach" will appear in the Modern Language Association's Approaches to Teaching the Works of Miguel de Unamuno later this year.