Keynote Speakers

Dr. Kara Morgan Short

Dr. Travis G. Bradley

Dr. Kara Morgan Short is Associate Professor in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies and in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois - Chicago. She also directs the Cognition of Second Language Acquisition lab there. Her interests include second language acquisition, the neurocognitive processes that underlie it, the effects of explicit and implicit training, and the role of individual cognitive abilities in language acquisition. More information can be found on her website.

Dr. Travis Bradley is a Professor of Spanish at the University of California - Davis. His research interests include phonological theory, Judeo-Spanish linguistics, variation in Ibero-Romance languages, Historical Romance phonology, and applied linguistics. He has also worked to develop hybrid intermediate Spanish courses combining interactive online technologies and conventional face-to-face meetings. More information can be found on his website.