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Lauren Halberstadt

Lauren Halberstadt
Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish
Director of Engaged Scholarship

146 Burrowes

Phone: (814) 865-1597

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PhD, Spanish and Language Science, The Pennsylvania State University


I am an Assistant Teaching Professor focused on teaching a variety of courses in Spanish and linguistics. I earned my dual-title Ph.D. in Spanish and Language Science from Penn State University. My research takes an interdisciplinary approach, investigating topics on bilingualism, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and languages in contact. I received an M.A. in Spanish Linguistics and three B.A. degrees in Spanish, Italian, and Global and International Studies. In addition to my academic experience, I have taken on administrative responsibilities, including leading the office of student engagement and intercultural learning within the Office of Global Programs. Whether at home or abroad, I am driven to work toward increasing global experiences and intercultural competency in the Penn State community.