Faculty & Staff


Heather Cisneros

Assistant Professor

Office: 201 Dunkle Hall
Phone: 301.687.7690
Email: hccisneros@frostburg.edu


Ed.D. in Higher and Post-Secondary Education
M.A.T., and B.A. in Foreign Languages concentration in Spanish

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    Areas of Interest

    Student Motivation and Retention in Foreign Language Programs


    Foreign Language Learning Motivation in College Freshman: A Study of the Factors That Influence Students' Decisions to Matriculate

Dr. Julia de León Hernández

Assistant Professor

 Dr. de Leon

Fall 2020: available by email only
Office: 207-A Dunkle Hall 

Ph.D., Hispanic Studies. University of Kentucky.
M.A., Hispanic Studies. University of Washington.
B.A., Social Work - UNED, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.
M.A., Linguistics - Spanish Language Teaching Methodology - UNED, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.
B.A., History. Universidad de Valladolid.

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    Areas of Interest

    Romani Studies; Critical Race studies; Theories of Representation; Urban Cultural Studies; Visual Studies; Critical Discourse Analysis; Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film; Alternative Social Movements.


    Professor de León’s research interests focus on contemporary Spanish literature and visual studies, especially on the representation of Spanish Roma population in documentary films that dwell on marginal urban spaces.