Carolina Bustamante

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Job title: 

Assistant Professor





New Academic Building



Courses taught: 

  • Assessment and Culture for Teachers of Spanish | Online graduate course
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching Spanish | Undergraduate & Graduate
  • Literacy, Research & Technology – Spanish | Hybrid graduate course 
  • Research Methods in Educational Settings | Graduate course 
  • Thesis Research in Educational Settings | Graduate course 
  • Student Teaching Seminar & Supervision – Spanish | Undergraduate & Graduate 
  • Spanish I (Novice Level) | Undergraduate course 


  • Ph.D in Foreign Language Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, May 2014
  • Graduate Certificate in Mixed Methods Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, May 2013
  • M.A. in Education with Spanish Specialization, University of Nebraska-Kearney, May 2009
  • B.S. in Industrial Design, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana – Bogotá, Colombia, September 2000

Research interests: 

  • Second language acquisition
  • Language teaching methods 
  • Instructional technology
  • Teacher professional development
  • Heritage speakers
  • Mixed methods research

Select publications & presentations: 

  • Publications:
    • Bustamante, C. (Forthcoming). TPACK and teachers of Spanish: Development of a theory-based joint display in a mixed methods research case study. Journal of Mixed Methods Research.
    • Miller, D. & Bustamante, C. (2016). Drawing mixed methods procedural diagrams. In A.J. Moeller, J.W. Creswell & N. Saville (Eds.), Second language assessment and mixed methods research (Studies in language testing). 84-118. Cambridge University Press.
    • Bustamante, C. & Moeller, A. (2013). The convergence of content, pedagogy, and technology in online professional development for teachers of German. CALICO Journal, 30(1), 82-104.
  • Presentations:
    • Bustamante, C. (February, 2017). Moving Beginner Learners from Interpretive to Interpersonal Communication Using Graphic Organizers. Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. New York, NY.
    • Bustamante, C. (October, 2016). Poster Session for Pre-service WL Teachers. New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers Conference. Syracuse, NY.
    • Bustamante, C. & Moeller, A. (September, 2015). Developing a learning community in online teacher professional development: A qualitative case study. 5th Annual International Conference on Education & e-Learning. Bangkok, Thailand.
    • Bustamante, C. (April, 2015). Professional Development on Web 2.0 for Teachers of Spanish: A Mixed Methods Case Study. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
    • Bustamante, C., & García, K. (November, 2014). Analysis of Cajas de cartón and Senderos fronterizos Using Web 2.0. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference. San Antonio, TX.