Daniel J. Villa is a Professor of Spanish Linguistics at NMSU. His primary research interests are in Southwest and U.S. Spanish, language maintenance and loss, and Spanish for Heritage Speakers.

Regarding publications, see the recent collections: Susana V. Rivera-Mills and Daniel J. Villa (eds.) 2010, Spanish of the U.S. Southwest: A language in transition, and Daniel J. Villa and Susana V. Rivera-Mills, (eds.) 2009, Special Issue, "Spanish maintenance and loss in the U.S. Southwest: History in the making", Spanish in Context 6 (1).

NEW Online program, Master of Arts in Teaching, Emphasis in Spanish. A collaborative program with the College of Education's Department of Curriculum & Instruction and Arts & Sciences' Department of Languages & Linguistics.