Willard Heller

Adjunct Lecturer of Spanish and Student Teacher Supervisor
Welles 3A

Willard Heller has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2001

Willard Heller

Office Hours: Spring 2023

M-W 11:15 am -12:00 pm or by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


  • M.S. Ed., Elementary Education, SUNY Geneseo, 1983

  • B.SEd., SUNY College at Buffalo, 1977.


  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL)

  • Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Forgein Language (NECTFL)

  • New York Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT)

  • Western New York Foreign Language Educators Council (WNYFLEC)


  • "Cultural Perspective in the Language Classroom: Providing A Meaningful Context for Communication" with Jean LeLoup (SUNY Cortland) and Robert Ponterio (SUNY Cordland) NYSAFLT Journal, Winter, 2010, Vol. 61. No. 3, pp 11-36

  • "In Praise of the NYS LOTE Proficiency Exam" NYSAFLT Journal, Fall, 2005, Vol. 56, No. 3 , pp 19-20.

  • "Languages Other Than English and Middle School Education: A Perfect Match." NYSAFLT Journal, Fall 2003, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp 2-4.

  • "The Impact of Certification Changes for K-12 LOTE Instruction." NYSAFLT Journal, Spring 2002, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp 20-21.

  • "Developing a Standards-based Local Curriculum Guide" in Willard Heller, Ed. From ABC to PhD ~ Foreign Language Proficiency for All. NYSAFLT Annual Meeting Series, No. 17, 2000

  • "Creating a Culture Curriculum." in Anita J. Vogely, Ed. Foreign Languages On the Threshold of Tomorrow. NYSAFLT Annual Meeting Series, No. 16, 1999: pp 39-46

  • "Integrating Technology in the Language Classroom: A Common-Sense Approach." in En Español 1 - Teacher's Edition. Evanston, IL: McDougal-Littell, 2000. pp T56-T58.

More About Me

Research Interests

  • LOTE curriculum design
  • Teaching culture
  • Technology integration

Other Interests

  • Independent Catholic rites
  • Residents summer camping for childres: 4-H and YMCA
  • Progressive politics and advocacy
  • LGBTQ advocacy