Donna Gillespie is an Associate Professor of Spanish at College of DuPage. She holds a M.A. in Spanish from Saint Louis University-Madrid campus, and a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the University of Florida. She has lived abroad in Greece, Turkey, Venezuela, Mexico, and Spain, and has enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and Latin America. Before coming to COD in 2012, she taught Spanish for three years as a Graduate Assistant Teacher at the University of Florida and was chosen as the recipient for the 2011 Award for Cooperative Leadership in Teaching by the UF Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies. She studied abroad in her undergraduate and graduate career, and has also directed both COD Spain and Costa Rica summer programs in recent years. In addition to her academic interests, Donna enjoys a variety of music and film, traveling, exploring different cultures, and the great outdoors.
Bonnie Loder is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at College of DuPage. She previously taught at Penn State University, where she completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish American Literature. She has studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and later worked for one year in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her love of languages brought her back to Mexico in the summer of 2009 when she studied the language and culture of Náhuatl at El Colegio de Jalisco. Bonnie also has experience working with students abroad in Spanish-speaking countries. In May of 2015 she was Assistant Director of an educational trip to Havana, Cuba, and she later served on a five-week program in Puebla, Mexico. More recently, she served as Co-Director of College of DuPage's Costa Rica summer study abroad program in 2017. In addition to her academic interests, Bonnie enjoys traveling, reading, and learning about different cultures.
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