Cynthia Lepeley has a Ph.D. in Spanish and a Ph.D. in sociology, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to teaching all levels of the Spanish curriculum at Heidelberg, Dr. Lepeley also teaches a course in Service Learning on the U.S/Mexico Border every year in which Heidelberg students spend a week in a Mexican immigrant community in South Texas, volunteering with a summer children's program.
When school is not in session, Dr. Lepeley devotes herself to Spanish medical and legal interpreting through the International Institute of Toledo. She is a state and federally certified court interpreter, a certified medical interpreter and a certified healthcare interpreter.
- Passed the Federal Court Interpreter Certification exam in 2013
- Led the alternative spring break trips to El Salvador in 2013 and to Nicaragua in 2014
- Leads the annual Service Learning trip to the U.S/Mexico border