Joe Castino

Assoc Prof/Assoc Dean, Sch of Ed

Office: Education, University Hall #136

Phone: 909/748-8793



Areas of Expertise

  • Strategies to Improve Pronunciation for Native-English Speakers Learning Spanish
  • Contrastive Analysis of Spanish and English Phonology
  • Second-language Acquisition 
  • Theoretical and Applied Linguistics 

Description of Research

My research interests center around linguistics and foreign-language teaching methodology. Specifically, I am interested in English as a Second Language and how the phonology of second languages are best learned.

Courses Taught at Redlands

  • EDUC 645
  • EDUG 310
  • EDUC 602
  • EDUC 500A-B
  • SPAN 101-102
  • SPAN 201-202

Degrees Held

  • B.S., Plant Science, Colorado State University
  • M.A. Spanish Linguistics, San Diego State University
  • PhD, Hispanic Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh

Previous Teaching Experience

  • University of Redlands - 25 years - Spanish language & articulatory phonetics
  • University of Pittsburgh – Spanish language & phonetics
  • University of Arizona – linguistics, phonetics, and second-language acquisition for two years

Previous Relevant Work Experience

Converse School of Languages (San Diego) – taught English as a second-language for four years

Major Awards

  • Finalist for Mortar Board Professor of the Year
  • Awarded Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching, 1998
  • Named the Inland Empire's Outstanding Professor by the San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce, 2002
  • Awarded the Frank J. Rice Award by the University of Redlands for Outstanding Service to the Community, 2001
  • Awarded Outstanding Faculty Award for Service to the University, 2004 & 2011

Significant Presentations

Velarización Consonántica del español: Un Estudio Fonológico del Esfuerzo Mínimo

El Impacto de un Curso de Fonética en la Adquisición de la Fonología Española

Voice-Onset Time in the Perception of Foreign Accent by Native Listeners of Spanish

The Impact of a Phonetics Course on the Second-Language Acquisition of Spanish Phonology

Professional Affiliations

• California Language Teacher’s Association
• Texas Foreign Language Association
• California Language Teachers Association

The University has five Centers of Distinction.
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