Emily Spinelli, Ph.D., Board Member, JNCL-NCLIS
Executive Director, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
Emily Spinelli is the Executive Director of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) and Professor Emerita of Spanish at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Professor Spinelli has written several college-level Spanish textbooks and has also published many articles and reviews in scholarly journals. Through the years Professor Spinelli has been very active in professional organizations and has served as President, Vice-President or a member of the Board of Directors of several of those organizations. Emily also served as the Editor of Foreign Language Annals from 2000-2005. Emily is a frequent speaker and presenter at local, state, and national conferences and is also the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Florence Steiner Award Post-Secondary for Leadership in Foreign Language Education and the Order of Isabel la Católica given by the government of Spain.