(Advising, Coordination, Study Abroad, and
present Faculty Advisor,
Mexican-American Student Association (MASA).
2001 - present
Undergraduate Advisor, Spanish Section, Department of Spanish & Portuguese.
present Director, FLAC (Foreign
Languages Across the Curriculum) at Florida program. FLAC at
Florida integrates the study of Latin American, European and
International topics with the practice of a variety of languages.
It creates one-credit enhancement sections in Spanish, Portuguese,
French, Italian and/or German to accompany English-language
content courses. In addition to directing the program, I have
also taught the following FLAC courses: Sports in Spain and Latin
America (2009, 2008, 2007); Cities of the Spanish-Speaking World
(2009); Contemporary Music in Spanish (2008, 2007, 2006); Business and
Culture of Sports in the Spanish-Speaking World (2006, 2005); Latin
American Music (2005, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1999); U.S. - Latin American
Cultural Relations (2002); Religion in Latin America (1997); and Latin
American Civilization (1996).
2002 - 2004
Liaison, CES (Center for European
Studies). See "Liaison, CIBER" below.
2000 - 2001
Coordinator, Intermediate Spanish sequence
(SPN 2200 and SPN 2201).
1998 - present
Liaison, CIBER (Center for International
Business Education and Research). My department's representative
collaborate with the UF CIBER. One of my many duties has been to
create new business-related Spanish courses: Teaching Spanish for
Professions; The Business and Culture of Sports in the Spanish-Speaking
World; Marketing and Advertising in the Spanish-Speaking World;
Intermediate Spanish for Business.
1994 - 2001
Coordinator, "Mesa de espaņol."
The "Mesa" was a weekly event at which students, primarily
undergraduates, gathered to practice their Spanish in a relaxed,
Instructor, ISA (International
Studies Abroad) in Guanajuato (Mexico) Summer I Program. Will
teach advanced-level "Contemporary Music in the Spanish-Speaking World"
course, serve as tutor, and participate in excursions.
Instructor, ISA in Guanajuato Summer I
Program. Taught advanced-level Business Spanish course, served as
tutor, and participated in excursions.
Curriculum Implementation Consultant, ISA /
SU (Southwestern University) in Guanajuato Summer I
Program. Contracted by ISA to assess the program. Primary
duties: observe classes, tutor, dialogue with Guanajuato and SU
formal recommendations for program and curricular reform.
Faculty Advisor, ISA in Buenos Aires (Argentina) Summer II Program. Observed
classes, served as tutor, and participated in excursions.
2003 - 2005
Director, UF (University of Florida) in Guanajuato Summer A
Program. Directed the program and taught the following
courses: Pop Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World; Marketing and
Advertising in the Spanish-Speaking World.
Instructor, ISA in Guanajuato Summer II Program.
Taught intermediate-level Spanish course, served as tutor, and
participated in excursions.
(for conferences and workshops at which I have presented, please see
the "Presentations" link)
Member, Organizing Committee, CIBER Business Language
Conference on Preparing Global Business Leaders. University of
Florida, (hosted off-site in) St. Petersburg (April 9-11).
Oversaw multiple aspects of conference preparation, with primary
responsibility for academic content of event. Received, evaluated
and slotted all proposals. Created thematic tracks and invited
guest speakers to address selected themes.
Participant, CIBER Conference on
Global Interdependence and Language, Culture and Business.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (March).
Participant, Florida International University
CIBER's Spanish Language Faculty Development Program. Two-week
workshop for Spanish-language educators at the Universidad Carlos III
(Colmenarejo campus), Madrid, Spain (July).
Participant, Language and Culture for
International Business: A Workshop for Foreign Language
Educators. Fogelman Executive Center, University of Memphis
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