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The Center for World Languages and Cultures

Meet Our Staff

Alison Nishi

Alison Nishi

Interim Director

Adrienne Gonzales, Foreign Language Pedagogy &Technology Specialist

Adrienne Gonzales

Foreign Language Pedagogy & Technology Specialist

Adrienne Gonzales came to DU from the University of New Mexico, where she earned a PhD in Hispanic linguistics. Her academic interests include second language acquisition, computer assisted language learning, and interlanguage pragmatic development.

Adrienne holds an MA in Spanish language and translation from New York University in Madrid, Spain, and a BA in Latin American studies from the University of New Mexico.

She is also a College Reading & Learning Association master certified tutor.

Mary Shonk

Mary Shonk

Office Manager

Mary Shonk worked as the Office Manager at the DU High School several years ago and has returned to DU. She holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology and an MS in Environmental Policy (DU, '99). Mary had a previous career in the travel computer industry and has visited 26 countries. She has a passion for learning, travel and culture.