Lucía Osa-Melero

Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Modern Languages and Literatures

College Hall 525
Phone: 412.396.6412
osamelerol@duq.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Language Teaching: Oral and Writing Skills, Universitat de Valencia, Spain, 2009
M.A.T., Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, University of Iowa, 2002
M.A., Foreign Language Education, University of Iowa, 2001
B.A., English Language and Literature, Universitat de Valencia, Spain, 1998
Expertise

Dr. Lucía Osa-Melero joined the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as Assistant Professor of Spanish in 2012. Her research focuses primarily on community engagement and language learning, foreign language teaching methodologies, and reading and pre-reading activities in the foreign language classroom.

Publications

A. SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

Osa-Melero, L., Fernández, V.M, and Quiñones., S. (2019) Building bridges and creating pathways: A mixed methods study of community-engaged learning in foreign language pedagogy. Hispania.103 (2), 372-372

Fernández, V.M.,and Osa-Melero, L. (2017) Rejoinder article "Community-engagement pedagogy: A tool to empower heritage learning (HL) and second language (L2) integration." Hispania Centenary Issue, 53-54

Osa-Melero, L. (2016) The Impact of the inductive approach on the learning of Spanish pronouns in writing courses: A pilot study." Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 14 (1), 53-69

Osa-Melero, L. (2016) Community-engagement pedagogy through children's literature: A tool to enhance L1 and L2 within culturally relevant contexts." Miríada Hispánica 13, 51-68

Osa-Melero, L. (2015) A comparative analysis of the effects of small group versus individual pre-reading activities on the reading comprehension of college students of Spanish." Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 12 (1), 5-20

Osa-Melero, L. (2012) A comparative analysis of the impact of cooperative vs. individual textbook-based pre-reading activities on the reading comprehension of intermediate-high college students of Spanish. Hispania, 95 (2), 299-315

PUBLICATIONS PERTAINING TO TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Textbooks (*= equal authorship)

*Johnson, J., & Osa-Melero, L. (First edition 2015; Revised edition 2018) En Acción: Español, comunidad y aprendizaje. Dubuque, IA: Kendall   Hunt

*Nichols, P., Johnson, J., Lemley, L., & Osa-Melero, L. (2009) En Comunidad: Comunicación y Conexión: New York: McGraw Hill

*García, M., Osa-Melero, L., Sacchi, F., & Theodoridou, K. En Contexto: Manual de lecturas y películas. New York: McGrawHill

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Osa-Melero, L. (2020) Community engagement to the next level: The student takes full initiative. Pennsylvania Language Forum, 18-21https://www.psmla.net/sites/default/files/PLF2020Spring.pdf

Osa-Melero, L. (2019) Una família bicultural amb diferències i similituds." Llibret de Falles. Falla El El Raval Sant Agustí de Cullera, 246-250. https://issuu.com/fallaravalcullera/docs/falla_raval_cullera_libro_2019

Osa-Melero, L. (2018) El filferro de l' Acrobata entre el Burning Man de Nevada i les Falles Valencianes." Llibret de Falles. Falla El Canet de Cullera, 60-65 https://issuu.com/a.c.fallaelcanetcullera/docs/llibretacfallaelcanet2018  

Osa-Melero L. (2017) Anglés des de l'inici. La clau per a les portes d'un món globalitzat." Llibret de Falles. Falla Raval Sant Agustí de Cullera, 112-115 https://issuu.com/fallaravalcullera/docs/llibret_2017_2

Osa-Melero, L. (2016) Connecting el Día de los Muertos workshops in the Spanish Language Program with Meeting the Needs of The English Language Learners class in the School of Education" Pennsylvania Language Forum, 5-6

Osa-Melero, L. (2013) So You Say It: Reader Response to Issues in Language Learning. The Language Educator, 52

Awards and Grants

HONORS AND AWARDS

Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award by the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Spring 2018

Faculty Programmer of the Year. Recognition awarded by Duquesne Office of Residence Life, Spring 2017.

Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award (with Carmen A. Martínez.) Sponsored by Center of Teaching Excellence, Spring 2017.

Community-engaged Program Reading to Play, Playing to Read (co-led with V. Fernández and C. A. Martínez) received ACTFL Globally Engaged Program, Fall 2016

University of Iowa Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Spring 2002


GRANTS AWARDED

Osa-Melero, L., & Martínez C.A. Community-Engaged Teaching and Research Seed Grant 2018 
Project: Reading to Play, Playing to Read: Language Learning and Community Engagement.

Osa-Melero, L. Summer Wimmer Family Foundation Award 2017
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Duquesne University.
Project: Niños y Niñas Bilingües y Biculturales.

Osa-Melero, L. Duquesne Faculty Development Fund Award 2016
 Project: The Impact of Inductive Teaching on the Learning of Spanish Pronouns in Advanced Grammar and Composition Courses.

Osa-Melero L., & Fernández, V. Severino A. Russo Endowed Faculty Development Award. McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts 2015 Duquesne University. 
Project: Empowering students of Spanish and Spanish-speaking Children through Community Engagement

Osa-Melero, L. & Fernández, V. Wimmer Family Foundation 2014.
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Duquesne University. 
Project: Reading to Play, Playing to Read.

Osa-Melero, L. Duquesne Presidential Scholarship Award, 2013. 
Project: A Comparative Analysis of The Effects of Small Group Versus Individual Pre-reading Activities on The Reading Comprehension of College Students of Spanish.

Presentations and Conferences

C. SCHOLARLY REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

Osa-Melero L. (October, 2019) Telecollaboration and community engagement to
enhance cultural competence. PSMLA Annual Meeting, State College, PA

Osa-Melero L. (June, 2019) Bridging children's literature and community engagement: A successful connection to increase L1 and L2 learning within culturally relevant contexts. ALDEEU. Annual Meeting, Valencia, Spain

Osa-Melero L. & Martínez C.A. (November 2019) Vocabulary Learning in a
community-engaged project. ACTFL, New Orleans, LA

Osa-Melero L. & Martínez C.A. (June 2018) Bridging Health Studies and Spanish
Studies with the Latino community: A balanced Triangular Relationship. AATSP
Annual meeting, Salamanca, Spain

Osa-Melero L. & Martínez C.A. (April, 2018) Connecting Spanish Majors and Minors
with Students for the Healthcare Professions to Work with the Latino community.
Foreign Language Methodology Conference at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Indiana, PA

Osa-Melero L. & Martínez C.A. (February, 2018) Spanish Community-Engaged
Courses to Raise Awareness About Healthy Habits. NECTFL, New York, NY.

Osa-Melero L. (March, 2017) Community-Engagement Strategies in Foreign Language
Teaching. Roots/Raízes, Luso-American Educational Conference in Education and Culture. San José, CA

Osa-Melero L. & Fernández V. (November, 2016) Community-engagement: An
Integrative Tool to Revitalize Studies of Spanish. ACTFL. Annual meeting, Boston, MA

Osa-Melero L. (September, 2016) Niños y Niñas Bilingües y Biculturales: A Spanish
Language Community-Engaged Project in A Predominantly White English-Speaking Area, Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

Osa-Melero L. (July, 2016) Community-engaged teaching in a predominantly white
English-speaking area: Spanish language and culture from the very first days!
CIMIE. Multidisciplinary International Conference on Educational Research, Sevilla, Spain

Osa-Melero L. & Martínez C.A. (October, 2015) (Re)shaping The Language
Laboratory: Develop and Customize Your Own Interactive Activities. PSMLA Annual Meeting, King of Prussia, PA

Osa-Melero L. & Martínez C.A. (July, 2015) The Use of Customized Interactive
Laboratory Activities to Boost Oral Communication in The Spanish Class. Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

Osa-Melero L. (July, 2015) El uso de textos literarios para reforzar conocimientos de sintaxis, morfología y gramática básica en las clases de español para estudiantes de herencia. [The Use of Literary Texts to Reinforce Syntax, Morphology, and Basic Grammarl Knowledge for Heritage Learners]. ALDEEU. Annual Meeting, Segovia, Spain

Osa-Melero L. (July, 2015) El efecto del método inductivo en la adquisición de pronombres en cursos de composición y gramática española: Un estudio preliminar. [The Effect of the Inductive Approach on The Acquisition of Pronouns in Advanced Grammar and Composition Courses CIMIE. Multidisciplinary International Conference on Educational Research, Valencia, Spain

Osa-Melero L. & Bataller R. (November, 2014) Beyond The Standard Variety:
Analysis and Re)production of Dialects and Registers. ACTFL Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

Osa-Melero L. (November, 2014) Learning Syntax, Morphology andBbasic Grammar through Authentic Literary Texts. ACTFL Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

Osa-Melero L. (October, 2014) Beyond Linguistic Variation: Analyzing and Reproducing Linguistic Variation at Lower Level Spanish courses. PSMLA, State College, PA

Osa-Melero L. (September, 2014) Linguistic Variation in the Classroom: Analysis and (Re)Production of Dialects and Registers. Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

Osa-Melero L. (May, 2014) The Impact of Inductive Teaching on the Learning of Spanish pronouns in Advanced Grammar and Composition Courses. Fifth Biennial Foreign Language Conference, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

Osa-Melero L. (October, 2013) Beyond Linguistic Variation: Analysis and (Re)production of Dialects and Registers. 5th Crossing Over Symposium at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
 
Osa-Melero L. (September, 2013) The Effects of Grammar Inductive Learning on The Written Accuracy of Students in Advanced Grammar and Composition Spanish courses. Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

Osa-Melero L. (November, 2012) Essential Steps to Start a Service-learning Program. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Philadelphia, PA.

Osa-Melero L. (September, 2012) The Effects of Two Different Pre-reading Activity Formats on The Reading Comprehension of Students of Intermediate-high Spanish. Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

INVITED PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS
 
Osa-Melero L. (February 2019). Traveling to Spain as a foreign student of international business. MBA Sustainable Business Practices Graduate Program. Duquesne School of Business.

Osa-Melero, L. (April, 2018) Empowering Students of Spanish through Community Engagement Courses. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Osa-Melero, L. & Martínez C.A. (September, 2018) Connecting Spanish Majors/Minors and Students of Spanish for the Healthcare Professions with The Hispanic Community: An Effective Model for Foreign Language Learning. Heritage Month Presentation at Army Corps of Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

Osa-Melero, L. (March, 2017) Empowering Students of Spanish and Spanish-speaking Children through Community- Engagement. Russo Award Lecture, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Osa-Melero L. (February, 2017) Community-engaged Teaching in a Predominantly White English-speaking Area. NECTFL (Mead Fellow follow-up presentation) New York, NY

Osa-Melero, L. (June, 2016) Niños y Niñas Bilingües y Biculturales: Aprendizaje a través de la comunidad. Instituto de Lengua y Literatura Españolas. Universidad de Navarra, Spain

Osa-Melero, L. & Fernández, V. F. (March, 2016) Reading to Play, Playing to Read. World Languages and Literatures. San José State University

Osa-Melero, L. (September, 2013) A Comparison of the Effects of Small Group Work versus Individual Pre-reading Activities on The Reading Comprehension of Students of Spanish. Department of Hispanic Linguistics. University of Pittsburgh