Marcela   Hebbard

Lecturer II  

Office: ELABS 247
Phone: (956) 665-3400
Email: marcela.hebbard01@utrgv.edu

Mrs. Marcela Hebbard

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Online writing, translingualism, teacher preparation, second language writing
    • composition pedagogies, second language acquisition and writing development, transnational writing
  • Education

    • MA, English as a Second Language, The University of Texas - Pan American, 2012
    • MA, Biblical Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2003




Selected Publications


  • Marcela Hebbard. Data Analysis Worksheet. Writing about Writing: A College Reading for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Boston, MA: Bedford St. Martins, no. 3rd. Edition August 2017: 1007-1008.

  • Yemin Sanchez, Nicole Nicholson, Marcela Hebbard, Things We Should Know about Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Their Students: "Familismo" Teaching, a Pedagogical Model for Promoting Student Motivation and College Success. Writing about Writing: A College Reading for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Boston, MA: Bedford St. Martins, no. 3rd August 2017: 916-932.

  • Yemin Sanchez, Nicole Nicholson, and Marcela Hebbard. "“Familismo Teaching: A Pedagogy for Promoting Student Motivation and College Success”," Teaching Writing with Bordered Writers: Lessons Learned at Hispanic Serving Institutions.. SUNY: .

  • Alyssa Cavazos, Marcela Hebbard, Jose Hernandez, Crystal Rodriguez, and Geoffrey Schwarz. Advancing a Transnational, Transdisciplinary and Translingual Framework: A Professional Development Series for Teaching Assistants in Writing and Spanish Programs (forthcoming). Across the Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing, .



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Marcela Hebbard. Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellow, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Diversity, $5,000.00 (September 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017)

  • Marcela Hebbard. Faculty Research Grant, Office of Global Engagement, $710.00 (February 27, 2017 - April 29, 2017)

  • Marcela Hebbard. Globalization Opportunities Grant, Office of Global Engagement, $300.00 (February 27, 2017 - March 3, 2017)

  • Alyssa Cavazos. Professional Development/Multilingual Teacher Training Program, UTRGV Graduate College, $6,000.00 (February 1, 2016 - December 10, 2016)



Selected Presentations


  • Marcela Hebbard and Yemin Sanchez. "Incorporating Sustainability in Traditional Writing and Humanities Courses," 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, San Antonio (October 2017)

  • Marcela Hebbard, Silvia Carillo, Aaron Cantu, and Ana Rios. "Creating "Virtual" Interdisciplinary & International Learning Experiences with Your Students," UTRGV Teaching and Learning 2017 symposium, Center for Teaching Excellence, Edinburg, Texas (May 2017)

  • Marcela Hebbard and Adriana Peñuelas. "Faculty Opportunities for International Collaboration," Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA), The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, Texas (March 2017)

  • Marcela Hebbard and Yanina Hernandez. "Designing Transdisciplinary Collaborative Writing Assignments," Multilingual Pedagogy Professional Development, Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, Texas (March 2017)

  • Alyssa Cavazos, Marcela Hebbard, Crystal Rodriguez, and Geoffrey Schwarz. "A Translingual Approach to Professional Development for First-Year Spanish and Writing Instructors," Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland Oregon (March 2017)

  • Marcela Hebbard. "Collaborative Power: Institutional Partners Creating and Implementing an Interdisciplinary Professional Teaching Program for Graduate Teaching Assistants in a Hispanic-Serving Institution," 2016 International Research Conference, The National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, South Padre Island, Texas (October 2016)

  • Marcela Hebbard and Matthew Hebbard. "Hispanic/Latino Student Pathways to Success in the Rio Grande Valley," 17th North American Higher Education Conference, Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration, San Luis Potosi, Mexico (March 2016)

  • Marcela Hebbard. "Investigating Sustainability in Our Communities ," Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA), The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, Texas (March 2016)

  • Marcela Hebbard. "Writing as a Negotiation Tool," 2016 FreshStart Conference, UTRGV Student Involvement Office, Edinburg, Texas (February 2016)

  • Marcela Hebbard and Raul Fierro. "Case Study Research: A Valuable Learning Tool for Multilingual Learners in College Freshman Composition Courses," 5th UTRGV Applied Linguistics Colloquium , UTRGV Applied Linguistics Program, Edinburg, Texas (November 2015)

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