Professor Carmen Carballo Sanchiz, from Spain, received her licenciatura in Spanish Philology (Linguistics) from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has taught at Duke University, North Carolina, and United States university programs in Madrid (New York University, University of Delaware, Pepperdine University, Middlebury College). She has also worked at the Real Academia Española as a lexicographer. She is currently a professor with Middlebury College's program in Madrid and New York University in Madrid. Since 2004 Carmen Carballo has been teaching Spanish grammar at Middlebury College in Vermont and Mills in California.