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Lisbeth Swain

  • Senior Professional Lecturer and Professor of Instruction

  • Modern Languages; Spanish
  • Faculty
  • (773) 325-2794
  • 2320 N Kenmore Ave, Schmitt Academic Center room 482


BA – ESL – Translation, Universidad Latina, Panamá, 2003
MA – Spanish  – SLA,  Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl 2006
Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Humanities – Spanish, Florida State University, 2010


  • Spanish language (all levels)
  • Computer assisted language learning
  • Translation studies
  • Science & Business – translation
  • Indigenous cultures and languages of Central America
  • Women & Gender Studies

Publications and Translations

  • Swain LO, Swain TD. 2017. Language learning under classroom conditions during the transition
    to hybrid instruction: A case-study of student performance during the implementation of instructional technology. Peer Review. European Journal of Foreign Language Teaching 2: 49–64. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1034563
  • Swain, LO 2017. Translation into Spanish: Swain TD. Revisiting the phylogeny of Zoanthidea
    (Cnidaria: Anthozoa): staggered alignment of hypervariable sequences improves species tree inference. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, (MPE) 118: 1–12. Peer Review.
    Swain, LO 2015. Translation into Spanish. Swain TD, Strimaitis A*, Reuter K*, Boudreau W*. Towards integrative systematics of Anthozoa (Cnidaria): evolution of form in the order Zoanthidea. Zoologica Scripta. Peer–reviewed. DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12195
  • Swain LO. 2014. Translation into Spanish: TD, Swain LM. (2014) Molecular parataxonomy as taxon description: examples from recently named Zoanthidea (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) with revision based on serial histology of microanatomy. Zootaxa 3796: 81–107
  • Swain LO. 2010. Women Narratives, PhD Dissertation. Tallahasse, Florida State University.
  • Swain LO. 2009. Translation into Spanish:  James, F. C., & Pourtless IV, J. A. (2009). Cladistics and the origin of birds: A review and two new analyses.  Ornithological Monographs, 66(1), 1-78.