Faculty Consultant and Director of Community-Based Language Initiatives, Duke Service-Learning; Assistant Professor of the Practice, Spanish Language Program, Romance Studies
As Director of the Community-Based Language Initiative (CBLI), Joan focuses on connecting Duke language students with diverse language groups in the community in order to deepen knowledge about our communities, to engage in intercultural and linguistic learning, and to work in solidarity to support organizations and individuals. Currently faculty and students in Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Persian, and Spanish are participating in CBLI. Joan has been actively involved in service-learning since 2005 in a range of roles: teaching, training, consulting, and mentoring. She regularly teaches service-learning course in Spanish, such as Latinx Voices in Duke, Durham, and Beyond, and Community-Based Research with Spanish-Speakers. Joan has presented her work and research at national service-learning conferences and has been involved in community-based research. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award for faculty.
Reisinger, D., et al. “Cultures and languages across the curriculum in global health: New curricular pathways toward internationalization.” Critical Perspectives on Internationalising the Curriculum in Disciplines: Reflective Narrative Accounts from Business, Education and Health, 2015, pp. 261–74. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-94-6300-085-7_20. Full Text
Clifford, J. E., et al. “Course Management Systems and Foreign Language Curricula: The Case of Blackboard at Duke University.” The Heinle Professional Series in Language Instruction, edited by L. Lomika and J. Cooke-Plagwitz, Heinle, 2003, pp. 2–8.
Clifford, Joan. “Pedro Shimose.” Dictionary of Literary Biography, edited by Maria A. Salgado, Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2003.
Clifford, Joan. “Adolfo Bioy Casares.” Reference Guide to Short Fiction, edited by Noelle Watson, St James Press, 1994.
Clifford, Joan. “A Letter About Emily.” Reference Guide to Short Fiction, edited by Noelle Watson, St James Press, 1994.
Clifford, J. “Talking about service-learning: Product or process? Reciprocity or solidarity?.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, vol. 21, no. 4, Jan. 2017, pp. 7–20.
Reisinger, D., and J. Clifford. “Transforming Learners through Intercultural Competence.” The Language Educator, 2015, pp. 70–73.
Merschel, L. M., et al. “Meeting the Challenges of Machine Translation.” The Language Educator, vol. 8, ACTFL, Oct. 2013.
Merschel, L. M., et al. “Surveying the Landscape: What is the Role of Machine Translation in Language Learning?.” @Tic Revista D’Innovació Educativa, 2013.
Clifford, J. E., et al. Course Management Systems and Foreign Language Curricula: The Case of Blackboard at Duke University. Edited by Lara Lomika and Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz, vol. I Teaching with Technology, Heinle, 2004, pp. 2–8.
Clifford, J. E. “The Female Bildungsromane of Beatriz Guido.” Hispanofila, no. 132, Mar. 2001, pp. 125–39.
Clifford, Joan. Adolfo Bioy Casares. Edited by Noelle Watson, St James Press, 1994.
Clifford, Joan. A Letter About Emily. Edited by Noelle Watson, St James Press, 1994.
Clifford, Joan. Pedro Shimose. Edited by Maria A. Salgado, Bruccoli Clark Layman.
Mueller, Elise. The Elephant in the Room: Machine Translation in the Language Classroom. 2013.
Clifford, Joan, and et al. Voices from the Latino Community in North Carolina. 2005.
Clifford, Joan. “Textos en contexto: Literatura hispanoamericana en multimedia by Julia Van Loan.” The Reading Matrix: An International on Line Journal, vol. 2, June 2002.
Community-based Language Learning: Creating Partnerships. Global Engagement and Spaces of Practice: Global Challenges Across Disciplinary Boundaries Conference. Association of American Colleges and Universities. October 2018
Transformative Dissonance in Community-Based Learning. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 2017 Annual Conference and World Languages Expo. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. November 2017
Perceptions Matter: College Students’ Characterizations of Approaches to Community Engagement. International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement 2017 Conference. International Association for Research on Service-Learnin...
This web site is an educational resource for the community and provides stories and historical information on different language communities living in Durham. Language students in Arabic, French, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Persian, and Spanish have contributed.
A series of four bilingual coloring books created by Spanish service-learning students from stories collected from the community.
This web site is a digital oral history archive that documents the Spanish-speaking immigrant experience in North Carolina in 2004-2005 funded by a Duke Center for Instructional Technology grant.