Crystal Marull, Ph.D.

“Connecting the world through language and technology” – Crystall Marull, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Online Spanish / Spanish and Portuguese Studies

Areas of Interest/Research

  • Major fields: Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition
  • Specialization: Second language processing of morphology and syntax, heritage language acquisition, cognitive
    individual differences, second language pedagogy
  • Techniques: Behavioral: self-paced reading, eye-tracking.


  • 2017 PhD Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
    Dissertation: Processing (In)efficiency in the Second Language: Experience and Cognitive Effects on
    Morphosyntactic Predictions
    Committee: Jennifer Austin (Chair), Liliana Sánchez, Nydia Flores, Theres Grüter
  • 2013 MA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
  • 2011 M.Ed. School of Education, Holy Family University, Philadelphia
  • 2001 B.S. College of Communication, Boston University, Boston


I am the Coordinator for the Online Spanish Program at the University of Florida. I received my PhD from Rutgers University where I focused on the intersection of cognition and second language acquisition. I also hold a Masters in Education and am a certified K-12 Spanish teacher (PA & NJ). I have taught basic, intermediate, and advanced Spanish language and linguistics courses at the primary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate level in face-to-face, online, hybrid, study abroad, and service learning contexts. In my courses, I capitalize on the advantages of digital tools and virtual environments to offer a variety of media rich lesson plans to foster growth and understanding of the target language through personalized and individualized instruction.

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Academic Administrative Positions

  • ​Coordinator of the Online Spanish Program
    University of Florida – Gainesville, FL (2017 – present)​
  • Director of Rutgers’ summer program “Language Learning and Community Engagement in Argentina”
    Rutgers University – Rosario, Argentina (2014 – 2016)
  • Assistant Director of Rutgers Summer Study Abroad Program in Spain
    Rutgers University – Salamanca, Spain (2013)
  • Student Teacher Supervisor (Spanish 9-12)
    Rutgers University – Lawrenceville, NJ  (2012)
  • Coordinator of Student Activities
    Suffolk University Madrid Campus – Madrid, Spain (2002 – 2005)
  • Housing Director and Program Assistant
    EUSA – European Study Abroad Educational Programs and Internships – Madrid, Spain (2004)
  • Administrative Assistant to the Director
    Boston University in Madrid – Madrid, Spain (2001 – 2002)
  • Administrative Assistant to the Madrid Program Coordinator
    Office of International Programs, Boston University – Boston, MA (1999 – 2000)

Contact Information

Phone: (352) 273-3789
Office: 251 Dauer Hall

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