Anita Herzfeld, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field

Linguistics, Latin American Studies


  • First female Director of KU’s Office of Study Abroad
  • First Linguistics teacher at the University of Costa Rica
  • Published first book on Limonese Creole, an African-Costa Rican dialect
  • Won Michael J. Young Undergraduate Advisor’s Award twice
  • 2002: National Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education