Assistant Professor of Spanish


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  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • Concentration:

    • Applied Linguistics and Spanish Linguistics
  • Department:

    • Languages, Literatures and Culture
  • Education:

    • Ph.D., Georgetown University
    • M.S., Georgetown University
    • B.A., Temple University


Chrissy Bistline-Bonilla holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University. Her research focuses on second language acquisition, the use of technology for language learning, and heritage language learners. In her free time, she most enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two young children, and two dogs. A fun fact about Chrissy is that she, her husband, and her children only speak Spanish at home.


Bistline-Bonilla, C., DeRobles, G., & Xu, Y. (2019). Recasts in SCMC: Replicating and extending Gurzynski- Weiss et al. (2016). In R. P. Leow (Ed.), SLR Handbook of Classroom Learning: Processing and Processes. London: Routledge.


  • LSPA 346: Spanish for Health Care

  • LSPA 400: Advanced Spanish Communication Skills