Faculty

Director  
Bonnie Loder

Bonnie Loder is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at College of DuPage. She previously taught at Penn State University, where she completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish American Literature. She has studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and later worked for one year in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her love of languages brought her back to Mexico in the summer of 2009 when she studied the language and culture of Náhuatl at El Colegio de Jalisco. Bonnie also has experience working with students abroad in Spanish-speaking countries. In May of 2015 she was Assistant Director of an educational trip to Havana, Cuba, and she later served on a five-week program in Puebla, Mexico. More recently, she served as Co-Director of College of DuPage's Costa Rica summer study abroad program in 2017 and Spain program in 2018, and Director of Costa Rica in 2019 . In addition to her academic interests, Bonnie enjoys traveling, reading, and learning about different cultures.

Co-Director
Danielle Berry Herrera

Danielle Berry Herrera, Adjunct Instructor of Spanish, began teaching at College of DuPage in 2016. She has a B.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. in Spanish Literature from Middlebury College where she studied abroad in Guadalajara, México and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Danielle lived in Spain from 1995-1996 with a host family through an international exchange program. Additionally, she has traveled with student groups to several countries including, Austria, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Slovakia and Spain. She taught Spanish at Benet Academy in Lisle, Illinois, from 2002 until 2015, when she left full-time teaching to stay home with her daughter and start a small business. In addition to teaching, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, running, reading and writing.

 

Contact Information

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3520
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356