Fabian Faccio is the advisor for the Spanish Department in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he teaches Commercial Spanish and a variety of other Spanish courses. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree from the University of Maryland. In addition, he holds a degree from the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina, and had completed course work for the Bachelor of Music degree at The Catholic University of America. As a free-lance linguist he has collaborated in projects funded by the Annenberg Foundation, McGraw-Hill, Glencoe, Prentice Hall, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Florida Virtual School among others. He was awarded several scholarships to study in Argentina, Spain, and the United States of America, and received awards and recognitions during his career, including the Award for Excellence from the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Capstone Project Honorable Mention from the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Maryland, and holds membership in Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma Iota and Sigma Delta Pi. Some of his research interests deal with teaching in a technology-enhanced environment, language for specific purposes, and cross-cultural communications. With more than 25 years of experience teaching at all levels, Fabian is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences such as AFACCT, GWATFL, ACTFL, NECTFL, and ICSC with topics that include use of technology, teaching materials, and learning disabilities as they relate to language learning. He is a professional musician and has performed both as soloist and ensemble player. His musical compositions have been published and have received international awards.