About Me

My name is Nicholas Cifuentes-Goodbody, and I’m the Associate Director of the Language Center at the University of Southern California. Before coming to USC, I worked as a professor of Translation Studies at Hamad bin Khalifa University in Qatar and a professor of Spanish at Williams College in Massachusetts.

This blog covers my work at the USC Language Center. Better said, it’s a record of my efforts to be a life-long learner — especially in the areas of language learning, data science, assessment, and accreditation.


You can find my publications on the Zotero website. I’m also on Orcid and Google Scholar.

Contact me

If you’d like to get in touch with me, see the social media buttons below. Twitter and LinkedIn are best.