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Significant Contributor

Sheri Spaine Long (Ph.D. UCLA) is the Executive Director of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Formerly a faculty member, department chair, and study abroad program director, Sheri rose to the rank of Professor of Spanish at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy. Most recently, Sheri served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Sheri began her Spanish-teaching career at Northwest Junior High School in Coralville, Iowa.

Sheri is a specialist in language teaching and learning. Sheri has consulted on related issues for colleges and universities, The College Board, publishers in language education, and public and independent K-12 schools.

Sheri has published more than 80 articles, chapters, and reviews and as well as twelve textbooks for Spanish teaching. She served as Editor of Hispania – A journal devoted to the teaching of Spanish and Portuguese, the scholarly journal of the AATSP, and also held the position of Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Language Annals published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). She received the prestigious Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education from ACTFL in 2009.

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