Published on November 9, 2015 by Sean Flynt  
Samford Spanish Professor Andy Milstead
Samford Spanish Professor Andy Milstead

The Alabama World Languages Association named a presentation by Samford world languages and cultures professor Andy Milstead "Best of Alabama" at its annual meeting in October.

Milstead will repeat the presentation,"Dyslexia and Language Learning," and receive special recognition at the 2016 meeting of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching in February.

Milstead's professional and academic interests include Spanish language and literature, technology in language learning and Internet-based learning.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.