Dr. Joseph Goebel Jr. is the Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at The College of New Jersey where he teaches Spanish and trains K-12 student teachers in second language acquisition theories and best practices. He has been recognized with teaching awards from The College of New Jersey and Temple University. Dr. Goebel has published articles on language teaching in Japanese Language and Literature, The Foreign Language Annals and The Journal of Graduate Teaching Assistant
Development. In the last twenty years, he has explored SLA theories and their implications for the
classroom in over two hundred workshops for school districts, universities and professional groups. Together with Dr. Luis Gabriel-Stheeman, Dr. Goebel has served as co-coordinator of the Basic Spanish program in TCNJ since 1997.