Visiting Assistant Professional Specialist, Spanish
B.A. in History, Bethel College, Mishawaka;
M.L.S., Indiana University, South Bend.
Heather Jones grew up in a bilingual home in Normandy, France. She studied Spanish throughout grade school and college, and became trilingual thanks to studying, travelling, and volunteering abroad in Spain and Central America. During her military service, she also became fluent in Arabic.
Since returning to Indiana, she has taught Arabic, English as a Second language, French, and Spanish in a wide variety of settings including adult education, kindergarten immersion, and local colleges. She previously taught at Saint Mary’s College and Indiana University, South Bend before coming to Notre Dame in 2015, where she now teaches Intermediate Spanish languages courses.
Her academic pursuits include postcolonial literatures and translation. She won the “Excellence” award for the introduction and translation of La vie de Joséphin le Fou, a francophone novel by Mauritian author Ananda Devi. Her international travels have focused on Mayan culture, both past and present.
160 Decio Faculty Hall
University of Notre Dame
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
343 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556