Faculty

Director

Donna Gillespie 

Donna Gillespie joined the COD faculty in 2012 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish. She holds a M.A. in Spanish from Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus, and a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from 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, she taught Spanish for three years as a Graduate Assistant Teacher at the University of Florida and was chosen as the recipient of 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 in 2011 was selected to teach for the UF Summer Study Abroad program in Santander, Spain. In the summer of 2013, she was Co-Director for COD's summer study abroad program in Costa Rica. In addition to her academic interests, she enjoys a variety of music and film, traveling, exploring different cultures and the great outdoors.

Co Director

Jane Burke

Jane Burke has been an adjunct faculty member of Spanish at College of DuPage for more than ten years. She obtained an M.A. in Spanish from Arizona State University and a B.A. degree from the University of Iowa. She served as co-director for Spain Study Abroad in 2011. As an undergrad, she studied Spanish in Spain and later returned to earn a Diploma de Estudios Hispánicos from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. In addition to being an educator, Burke has also worked in the fields of translation and international business. She has travelled to many countries in Europe and Latin America and enjoys cooking, reading, film and camping.

 

 

Contact Information


Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3509
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356