Sean McKinnon joined Arizona State University in the fall of 2021. He has a B.S. in Psychology and Spanish from Ohio State University, a M.A. in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics from Indiana University Bloomington. Dr. McKinnon has lived, studied in and traveled throughout the Spanish speaking world, including studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain, living in San José, Costa Rica for a semester as a graduate student, teaching for a 6 week intensive immersion program for American high school students in Mérida, México, and conducting dissertation field research in Antigua, Guatemala. Before coming to ASU he taught for Indiana University for 7 years, teaching all levels of Spanish for second language learners, Spanish as a heritage language, and introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in Hispanic linguistics.
Currently, Dr. McKinnon is the Lower Division Coordinator for the L2 Spanish language program, supervising sections of SPA 101-202 taught at the Tempe campus. He also teaches courses in Spanish and linguistics.