Donna Gillespie


Donna Gillespie

Assistant Professor, Spanish

Tel.: (630) 942-3513
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2625B 

Areas of Research / Interest:

  • Hybrid Foreign Language Course Development
  • Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film
  • Multiculturalism and Migration Studies

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Spanish 1101, Elementary Spanish I (Traditional and Hybrid)
  • Spanish 1102, Elementary Spanish II (Traditional and Hybrid)
  • Spanish 2201, Intermediate Spanish I (Traditional)

Current Projects:

  • Study Abroad in Costa Rica (Summer 2013)
  • Study Abroad in Spain (Summer 2014)


"Una identidad marginada en Canto rodado de Maria Barbal." 11th Annual Colloquium on Spanish Literature, Linguistics, and Culture, University of Central Florida, April 2011. 


  • B.A. Spanish and Zoology, Miami University-Ohio
  • B.S. Physical Therapy, UIC-Chicago
  • M.A. Spanish, Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus
  • Ph.D. Spanish (Literature), University of Florida

Clubs and Organizations:

  • Co-Advisor, Casa de Amigos—Spanish Club
  • Co-Chair, COD European Studies Committee
  • Member, ICTFL— Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Member, M/MLA-Midwest Modern Language Association

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Award for Cooperative Leadership in Teaching Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies- University of Florida, Spring 2011.
  • Doctoral Student Summer Scholarship, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies- University of Florida, Summer 2012.