We are delighted to announce that the main keynote speaker for LSPHE 2019 will be Dr. Mary Risner, Associate Director of Outreach and Business Programs at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, USA.
Dr Risner is responsible for developing and managing initiatives that integrate world languages and area studies into secondary and post-secondary education. Throughout her 25 year career, she has taught language in a variety of educational and corporate environments. Her work focuses on the acquisition of global competence and language skills through the integration of emerging technologies and innovative pedagogies that provide students with authentic and experiential learning opportunities.
Dr. Risner is very active in the LSP community through publications, workshops, and conference presentations. In 2018 she organized the fourth biennienal LSP symposium at the University of Florida and is currently co-editing a volume featuring select papers.