Carolina Bustamante

Carolina Bustamante
Associate Professor
Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Spanish Education
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 
  • Second Language Acquisition | Online graduate and undergraduate course

  • Spanish I (Novice Level) | Undergraduate course 
  • Spanish II (Novice Level) | Hybrid 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
  • Selected Publications:
    • Eddy, J. & Bustamante, C. (2020). Closing the pre and in-service gap: Perceptions and implementation of the IPA during student teaching. Foreign Language Annals, 53: 634-656. 
    • Bustamante, C. & Novella, M. (2019). When a heritage speaker wants to be a Spanish teacher: Educational experiences and challenges. Foreign Language Annals, 52:184-198.
    • Bustamante, C. (2019). TPACK-based professional development on Web 2.0 for teachers of Spanish: A case study. Computer Assisted Language Learning. DOI: 10.1080/09588221.2018.1564333
    • Bustamante, C. (2017). TPACK and teachers of Spanish: Development of a theory-based joint display in a mixed methods research case study. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 13(2), 163-178.
    • 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, Volume 43). 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.