Iris Hauser is the Assistant Director of the Spanish Language Program. Before joining the University of Kansas in 2013, she taught at Georgia State University, Georgia Perimeter College and several state universities in Mexico. She has been teaching Spanish for over 15 years. Besides teaching, her most recent work includes course content creation and curriculum development for the Spanish Program at KU, and the creation and implementation of a Spanish language program for the United States Army.
Her role in the department includes the coordination, training and supervision of all the graduate teaching assistants in the department as well as supervising other Spanish Coordinators. Along with the Director of the program, she oversees the daily operation of the Spanish program in the foundational and intermediate levels. She also serves as a program liaison to other KU’s departments to promote students’ success.
Iris Hauser studied Applied Linguistics with a specialty in second language acquisition at Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico and at Georgia State University. Her main research interests are Curriculum Design, Intercultural Communication and Technology Integration in second language classrooms. Her current projects include: Spanish for Heritage Speakers at KU and KU Concurrent Enrollment for Lawrence High Schools.