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Joseph Fees

Joseph Fees

Associate Professor

College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Campus Address: EH 230

Email: jfees [at] desu.edu



  • Ph.D., Spanish, University of Texas at Austin, 2013
  • M.A., Spanish, University of Texas at Austin, 2008
  • B.S., Actuarial Science and Spanish, Lebanon Valley College, 2004

Research Interests

My current research includes language pedagogy and methodology, experiential learning, DE&I, technology (including AI) and learning as well as professional development.

Areas of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Grant Writing
  • Team Building
  • Proficiency in Multiple Languages

Consultation Expertise

Extensive work with developing training, grant writing. Spanish language expertise.

Selected publications

  • Perchiniak, Erin, Joseph Fees, Alexa Silver. “Promoting Student Success and DE&I in Experiential Education at an HBCU: STEM Lab Internship Programs” Teaching and Learning Experientially in Higher Education. November 2023.
  • “Professional Content-Based Courses for Novice Language Learning” Language Program Vitality in the United States: From Surviving to Thriving. Springer Educational Linguistic Book Series. Edited by Emily Uebel, Felix Kronenberg and Scott Sterling. November 2023. 191-199.
  • Fees, J. & Perchiniak, E. (2023) Assessing experiential learning at an HBCU. Intersection: A journal at the intersection of assessment and learning, Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education Conference Proceedings 4(3). October 2023.
  • Book Review: Mastering Spanish through Global Debate (2022). Authors: Nieves Pérez Knapp, Krishuana Hines-Gaither, Morella Ruscitti-Tovar Journal of Distinguished Language Studies 7.1. MSI Press.
  • “Loom: A User-Friendly Screen Recorder” International Association for Language Learning Technology FLTMAG, October 28 2021, https://fltmag.com/loom-screen-recorder/
  • Fees, Joseph, Alexa Silver, Tina Petrovic. “Planning Community-Based Faculty Trainings at Your Institution” Academic Leader, June 14 2021 https://www.academic-leader.com/topics/faculty-development/planning-comm…
  • “The Value of Early-Year High-Impact Practices” Recorded with Erin Perchiniak and Alexa Silver. Mindset in Motion Podcast. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-value-of-early-year-high-impac…
  • Fees, J. & Perchiniak, E. (2023) Assessing experiential learning at an HBCU.


  • “Certificates in Multiliteracy: Growth and Competencies for International Studies, Language Content for Professional Purposes and Less Commonly Taught Languages,” Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Submitted on May 31 2022. Co-PIs: Brody Bluemel and Joseph Fees (funded, $198,914)


  • Beginning Spanish I (SPAN 101)

  • Beginning Spanish II (SPAN 102)

  • Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN 201)

  • Spanish Conversation (SPAN 222)