Faculty

Director

Edith Jaco 
Edith Jaco is a Professor of Spanish at College of DuPage. A native of Arequipa, Perú, she holds a B.A. from the Catholic University in Arequipa, an M.A. from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Doctorate in Education from the University Garcilaso de la Vega in Lima, Perú. She has taught at Millersville University (PA) and the University of Illinois-Chicago. Professor Jaco has lived in Saudi Arabia, England, Egypt, Israel and Spain. Jaco has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Latin America. She enjoys exploring new cultures and learning languages. Professor Jaco has co-directed the College of DuPage Summer Study Abroad Program in San José, Costa Rica; Siena, Italy; Madrid, Spain; Xian, China, sixteen times collectively. In addition to her academic interests, Professor Jaco enjoys music, art and architecture, and travel.

Co-Director
Tim Truckenbrod

Tim Truckenbrod is an adjunct instructor of history who has been teaching at College of DuPage since 2008 and at Triton College since 2006. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in History from Western Illinois University. Tim's main area of academic interest is the history of Latin America with a special emphasis on Mexico. He developed two classes on Latin American history at Triton College and hopes to develop a third on the history of Mexico. Tim and his family enjoy extended visits to Mexico each Christmas in which they enjoy the country's history as well as its rich culture.

 

Contact Information


Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3509
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356