Miriam Hernandez Rodriguez


Director of the Spanish Language Program

5211 Dwinelle Hall


Office Hours: T, Th by appointment

Dr. Hernández-Rodríguez received her M.A. in Hispanic Studies with a concentration in applied linguistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she was a recipient of two teaching awards. She obtained her Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics with a designated emphasis in Second Language Acquisition from the University of California, Davis (2011). Throughout her career, she has worked with Chicago’s Heritage Language Teacher CORPS teaching, training, and evaluating graduate student teachers. She has collaborated in the design and implementation of the bilingual teacher preparation program with the California State University System and the National Pedagogical University in Mexico City. She has also collaborated as a researcher with the bi-national project entitled: The Language of the Humanities in Mexico and the United States. Dr. Hernández-Rodríguez is currently the director of the language program at the University of California at Berkeley where she teaches a graduate course Teaching Spanish in College, and Spanish lower division courses including Spanish for heritage speakers. Her research and conference presentations revolve around academic language development and pedagogy.