EducationPh.D., Language Teaching: Oral and Writing Skills, Universitat de Valencia, Spain, 2009
M.A.T., Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, University of Iowa, 2002
M.A., Foreign Language Education, University of Iowa, 2001
B.A., English Language and Literature, Universitat de Valencia, Spain, 1998
Publications, Presentations/Conferences & Awards/Grants
Osa-Melero, L., Fernández, V.M, and Quiñones., S. (2019) Building bridges and creating pathways: A mixed methods study of community-engaged learning in foreign language pedagogy. Hispania.103 (2), 372-372
Fernández, V.M.,and Osa-Melero, L. (2017) Rejoinder article "Community-engagement pedagogy: A tool to empower heritage learning (HL) and second language (L2) integration." Hispania Centenary Issue, 53-54
Osa-Melero, L. (2016) The Impact of the inductive approach on the learning of Spanish pronouns in writing courses: A pilot study." Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 14 (1), 53-69
Osa-Melero, L. (2016) Community-engagement pedagogy through children's literature: A tool to enhance L1 and L2 within culturally relevant contexts." Miríada Hispánica 13, 51-68
Osa-Melero, L. (2015) A comparative analysis of the effects of small group versus individual pre-reading activities on the reading comprehension of college students of Spanish." Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 12 (1), 5-20
Osa-Melero, L. (2012) A comparative analysis of the impact of cooperative vs. individual textbook-based pre-reading activities on the reading comprehension of intermediate-high college students of Spanish. Hispania, 95 (2), 299-315
PUBLICATIONS PERTAINING TO TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Textbooks (*= equal authorship)
*Johnson, J., & Osa-Melero, L. (First edition 2015; Revised edition 2018) En Acción: Español, comunidad y aprendizaje. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt
*Nichols, P., Johnson, J., Lemley, L., & Osa-Melero, L. (2009) En Comunidad: Comunicación y Conexión: New York: McGraw Hill
*García, M., Osa-Melero, L., Sacchi, F., & Theodoridou, K. En Contexto: Manual de lecturas y películas. New York: McGrawHill
Osa-Melero, L. (2020) Community engagement to the next level: The student takes full initiative. Pennsylvania Language Forum, 18-21https://www.psmla.net/sites/default/files/PLF2020Spring.pdf
Osa-Melero, L. (2019) Una família bicultural amb diferències i similituds." Llibret de Falles. Falla El El Raval Sant Agustí de Cullera, 246-250. https://issuu.com/fallaravalcullera/docs/falla_raval_cullera_libro_2019
Osa-Melero, L. (2018) El filferro de l' Acrobata entre el Burning Man de Nevada i les Falles Valencianes." Llibret de Falles. Falla El Canet de Cullera, 60-65 https://issuu.com/a.c.fallaelcanetcullera/docs/llibretacfallaelcanet2018
Osa-Melero L. (2017) Anglés des de l'inici. La clau per a les portes d'un món globalitzat." Llibret de Falles. Falla Raval Sant Agustí de Cullera, 112-115 https://issuu.com/fallaravalcullera/docs/llibret_2017_2
Osa-Melero, L. (2016) Connecting el Día de los Muertos workshops in the Spanish Language Program with Meeting the Needs of The English Language Learners class in the School of Education" Pennsylvania Language Forum, 5-6
Osa-Melero, L. (2013) So You Say It: Reader Response to Issues in Language Learning. The Language Educator, 52
SCHOLARLY REFEREED PRESENTATIONS
Osa-Melero L. (October, 2019) Telecollaboration and community engagement to
enhance cultural competence. PSMLA Annual Meeting, State College, PA
Osa-Melero L. (June, 2019) Bridging children's literature and community engagement: A successful connection to increase L1 and L2 learning within culturally relevant contexts. ALDEEU. Annual Meeting, Valencia, Spain
Osa-Melero L. & Martínez C.A. (November 2019) Vocabulary Learning in a
community-engaged project. ACTFL, New Orleans, LA
Osa-Melero L. & Martínez C.A. (June 2018) Bridging Health Studies and Spanish
Studies with the Latino community: A balanced Triangular Relationship. AATSP
Annual meeting, Salamanca, Spain
Osa-Melero L. & Martínez C.A. (April, 2018) Connecting Spanish Majors and Minors
with Students for the Healthcare Professions to Work with the Latino community.
Foreign Language Methodology Conference at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Osa-Melero L. & Martínez C.A. (February, 2018) Spanish Community-Engaged
Courses to Raise Awareness About Healthy Habits. NECTFL, New York, NY.
Osa-Melero L. (March, 2017) Community-Engagement Strategies in Foreign Language
Teaching. Roots/Raízes, Luso-American Educational Conference in Education and Culture. San José, CA
Osa-Melero L. & Fernández V. (November, 2016) Community-engagement: An
Integrative Tool to Revitalize Studies of Spanish. ACTFL. Annual meeting, Boston, MA
Osa-Melero L. (September, 2016) Niños y Niñas Bilingües y Biculturales: A Spanish
Language Community-Engaged Project in A Predominantly White English-Speaking Area, Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
Osa-Melero L. (July, 2016) Community-engaged teaching in a predominantly white
English-speaking area: Spanish language and culture from the very first days!
CIMIE. Multidisciplinary International Conference on Educational Research, Sevilla, Spain
Osa-Melero L. & Martínez C.A. (October, 2015) (Re)shaping The Language
Laboratory: Develop and Customize Your Own Interactive Activities. PSMLA Annual Meeting, King of Prussia, PA
Osa-Melero L. & Martínez C.A. (July, 2015) The Use of Customized Interactive
Laboratory Activities to Boost Oral Communication in The Spanish Class. Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
Osa-Melero L. (July, 2015) El uso de textos literarios para reforzar conocimientos de sintaxis, morfología y gramática básica en las clases de español para estudiantes de herencia. [The Use of Literary Texts to Reinforce Syntax, Morphology, and Basic Grammarl Knowledge for Heritage Learners]. ALDEEU. Annual Meeting, Segovia, Spain
Osa-Melero L. (July, 2015) El efecto del método inductivo en la adquisición de pronombres en cursos de composición y gramática española: Un estudio preliminar. [The Effect of the Inductive Approach on The Acquisition of Pronouns in Advanced Grammar and Composition Courses CIMIE. Multidisciplinary International Conference on Educational Research, Valencia, Spain
Osa-Melero L. & Bataller R. (November, 2014) Beyond The Standard Variety:
Analysis and Re)production of Dialects and Registers. ACTFL Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
Osa-Melero L. (November, 2014) Learning Syntax, Morphology andBbasic Grammar through Authentic Literary Texts. ACTFL Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
Osa-Melero L. (October, 2014) Beyond Linguistic Variation: Analyzing and Reproducing Linguistic Variation at Lower Level Spanish courses. PSMLA, State College, PA
Osa-Melero L. (September, 2014) Linguistic Variation in the Classroom: Analysis and (Re)Production of Dialects and Registers. Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
Osa-Melero L. (May, 2014) The Impact of Inductive Teaching on the Learning of Spanish pronouns in Advanced Grammar and Composition Courses. Fifth Biennial Foreign Language Conference, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
Osa-Melero L. (October, 2013) Beyond Linguistic Variation: Analysis and (Re)production
of Dialects and Registers. 5th Crossing Over Symposium at Cleveland State University,
Osa-Melero L. (September, 2013) The Effects of Grammar Inductive Learning on The Written Accuracy of Students in Advanced Grammar and Composition Spanish courses. Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
Osa-Melero L. (November, 2012) Essential Steps to Start a Service-learning Program. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Philadelphia, PA.
Osa-Melero L. (September, 2012) The Effects of Two Different Pre-reading Activity Formats on The Reading Comprehension of Students of Intermediate-high Spanish. Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
Osa-Melero L. (February 2019). Traveling to Spain as a foreign student of international business. MBA Sustainable Business Practices Graduate Program. Duquesne School of Business.
Osa-Melero, L. (April, 2018) Empowering Students of Spanish through Community Engagement Courses. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
Osa-Melero, L. & Martínez C.A. (September, 2018) Connecting Spanish Majors/Minors and Students of Spanish for the Healthcare Professions with The Hispanic Community: An Effective Model for Foreign Language Learning. Heritage Month Presentation at Army Corps of Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
Osa-Melero, L. (March, 2017) Empowering Students of Spanish and Spanish-speaking Children through Community- Engagement. Russo Award Lecture, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Osa-Melero L. (February, 2017) Community-engaged Teaching in a Predominantly White English-speaking Area. NECTFL (Mead Fellow follow-up presentation) New York, NY
Osa-Melero, L. (June, 2016) Niños y Niñas Bilingües y Biculturales: Aprendizaje a través de la comunidad. Instituto de Lengua y Literatura Españolas. Universidad de Navarra, Spain
Osa-Melero, L. & Fernández, V. F. (March, 2016) Reading to Play, Playing to Read. World Languages and Literatures. San José State University
Osa-Melero, L. (September, 2013) A Comparison of the Effects of Small Group Work versus Individual Pre-reading Activities on The Reading Comprehension of Students of Spanish. Department of Hispanic Linguistics. University of Pittsburgh
HONORS AND AWARDS
Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award by the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Spring 2018
Faculty Programmer of the Year. Recognition awarded by Duquesne Office of Residence Life, Spring 2017.
Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award (with Carmen A. Martínez.) Sponsored by Center of Teaching Excellence, Spring 2017.
Community-engaged Program Reading to Play, Playing to Read (co-led with V. Fernández and C. A. Martínez) received ACTFL Globally Engaged Program, Fall 2016
University of Iowa Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Spring 2002
Osa-Melero, L., & Martínez C.A. Community-Engaged Teaching and Research Seed Grant
Project: Reading to Play, Playing to Read: Language Learning and Community Engagement.
Osa-Melero, L. Summer Wimmer Family Foundation Award 2017
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Duquesne University.
Project: Niños y Niñas Bilingües y Biculturales.
Osa-Melero, L. Duquesne Faculty Development Fund Award 2016
Project: The Impact of Inductive Teaching on the Learning of Spanish Pronouns in Advanced Grammar and Composition Courses.
Osa-Melero L., & Fernández, V. Severino A. Russo Endowed Faculty Development Award.
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts 2015 Duquesne University.
Project: Empowering students of Spanish and Spanish-speaking Children through Community Engagement
Osa-Melero, L. & Fernández, V. Wimmer Family Foundation 2014.
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Duquesne University.
Project: Reading to Play, Playing to Read.
Osa-Melero, L. Duquesne Presidential Scholarship Award, 2013.
Project: A Comparative Analysis of The Effects of Small Group Versus Individual Pre-reading Activities on The Reading Comprehension of College Students of Spanish.