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Mary Ellen Kohn-Buday

Mary Ellen Kohn BudayMary Ellen Kohn-Buday, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Spanish
Chair, World Languages Department

Email:  kohnbudm@mtmary.edu
Phone: (414) 930 3271
Office: Fidelis Hall, 320

Education:

  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Spanish, 1982
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Foreign Languages and Literature, 1985
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Spanish, 1994

"I most love working with students here at Mount Mary, whether it is teaching them in classes, advising them on their schedules for the next semester, or accompanying a group of them on a study abroad program.  I think that we have some incredible students here majoring in Spanish or International Studies or just studying a couple of language classes.  It is the students that make our program so special and awesome!"

Presentations:

"Aligning L2 Acquisition Curriculum with the Order of L1 Acquisition" 
Scheduled for the American Assn. of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese conference
Denver, Colo, July, 2015

"Play-acting for Language Acquisition and Literary Analysis"
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese conference
Panama City, Panama, July, 2014.

"Language and Culture in the Streets"
2013 Midwest Modern Language Association conference, November, 2013.

"Attracting Non-Majors to Study Abroad through Experiential Learning"
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico, July, 2011.

Awards:

  • Mount Mary University Teaching Excellence Award, August, 2013.

Professional Memberships:

  • Modern Language Association
  • Midwest Modern Language Association
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers

Grants & Special Projects:

  • Mount Mary mini-grants
  • First-time attendee scholarship, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese conference, Albuquerque, N.M.