Muriel Gallego is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics-Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages, where she also serves as Language Program Director for Lower Division Spanish. Muriel teaches graduate and undergraduate level classes in language teaching, instructed foreign language acquisition, language variation and change, and Hispanic sociolinguistics as well as Spanish language (all levels). She has facilitated workshops and different PD events for World Language K-12 teachers both in the USA and in countries such as Argentina, Croatia, y Sweden.
Her research was published in journals such as Hispania, Foreign Language Annals, Language Teaching Research and Spanish in Context. She has served as an AP reader and as an external reviewer for numerous grant competitions for the Department of Education, Washington DC. She was awarded the OU College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2012 and the Diversity and Inclusion Award in 2016 and the Service and Leadership Award in 2019.