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Dolly Jesusita Young (Ph.D.-The University of Texas, 1985) specializes in Spanish Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. Her publications focus on Language Anxiety, Second Language Reading (processes in Spanish), Materials Development and Spanish Curricular Issues. She has published eight chapters with highly regarded editorial presses, three edited volumes over Language Anxiety, one beginning and one intermediate Spanish textbook and three readers, one in Spanish, French and German (with colleagues). She has published in The Journal of Modern Foreign Languages, Foreign Language Annals, Hispania, CALICO, The Journal of Southern Linguistics, Northeast Bulletin, is on the editorial board of Dimensions and reviews manuscripts for Hispania, Reading in a Foreign Language, Dimensions, Systems, Foreign Language Annals, Language Learning. She was the Language Program Director for first and second year Spanish for eight years and was the first-year LPD for 25 years before stepping down in 2015. She is currently the Associate Head of the Linguistics Program at UT, Faculty Advisor to Sigma Delta Pi and is on various Ph.D. committees in the College of Education. She currently teaches courses in Phonetics and Phonology, Issues in Bilingualism and Multilingualism and Spanish Grammar and Composition through Reading.
- Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin