Laura Ortiz

Laura Ortiz

Laura Ortiz

Associate Dean, Humanities/Speech Communication

Tel.: (630) 942-2791
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616G

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Bilingual Contemporary Novels
  • Communicative Language Instruction
  • The role of faculty leadership in shared institutional governance

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Spanish 1101, 1102
  • Elementary Spanish I, II

Both traditional classroom and flexible learning formats

Current Projects:

  • Co-director Summer Study Abroad to Costa Rica 2007
  • Effective assessment of language learning outcomes


  • B.A. Spanish, Iowa State University
  • M.A. Spanish, Roosevelt University
  • Ed.D. Higher Education & Organizational Change, Benedictine University