Malia LeMond currently teaches Advanced Foreign Language Methods in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as Spanish language at St. Andrew’s Upper School. She has taught all levels of Spanish language at the university level for over 16 years, and served as Coordinator of Lower Division Language Courses in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College, a Master’s degree in Romance Linguistics from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Ibero Romance Philology and Linguistics with a specialization in Spanish Second Language Acquisition from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the faculty at the University of Texas, she taught at the University of Michigan, Iowa State University, the University of Cincinnati, and Austin Community College. She also is actively involved in teacher training and study abroad through her work as a Director of the Spanish Teaching Institute.