Senior Lecturer Heather Jones grew up in Normandy, France, but now calls South Bend home. She has taught a variety of French and Spanish courses for almost 15 years. She holds a B.A. in History from Bethel University, and an MLS focused on postcolonial francophone novels and literary translation from IU South Bend. She has also completed additional graduate work and earned certificates in Spanish and medical Spanish.
Heather joined the World Language Studies faculty at Indiana University South Bend in 2012, where she is currently a Senior Lecturer in French and Spanish. She serves as Faculty Advisor for Le Cercle Français (French Club) and is co-founder of community outreach project “Translate4toddlers”. She was a Carnegie Faculty Engaged Fellow in 2017-2018.
She came to IU South Bend from the University of Notre Dame where she was Visiting Lecturer of French and Spanish, and previously served as Language Lab Director and instructor of French, Spanish and Arabic at Saint Mary’s College.
In addition to her role in the classroom, she works and volunteers as a language tutor, translator, interpreter, and cultural liaison.