|Spanish 101 Beginning Spanish I|
|Spanish 102 Beginning Spanish II|
|Spanish 202 Intermediate Spanish II|
|Spanish 320 Advanced Spanish|
|French/German/Spanish/Teaching English as a Second Language 400 / 500 Teaching Languages|
|Spanish 401 Advanced Grammar and Composition|
|Spanish 402 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics|
|Spanish 415 Benito Pérez Galdós|
|Spanish 461/530 La España Actual|
|French, German and Spanish 482 Directed Teaching|
|Spanish 501 Advanced Grammar/The Teaching of Grammar|
|Spanish 521 The Teaching of Literature / EDUC 530 Teaching Reading in the Content Area|
|Spanish 530 Contemporary Spain|
Institutes for Spanish Teachers..
Last year's Summer Institute for Spanish Teachers attracted thirteen participants from several states who spent three weeks in Valencia, Spain, where they attended graduate courses, lived with Spanish families, and visited sites of historical and cultural significance. Next summer's Institute will take participants to Valencia again. Previous Institutes have taken place in Mérida, Venezuela.
Universidad de Salamanca (Spain)
1978-79 MA, Spanish
University of West Florida 1974-75 BA Cum Laude, Spanish
Universidad de Madrid 1973-74 Diploma de Estudios Hispánicos
Radford College, NVCC 1969-73
Professional License: Virginia Postgraduate Professional License (1979-1995 and 2011-2016)
Longwood University. 1992-present.
Courses I Teach Regularly:
Spanish 102, Spanish 201, Spanish 202
Spanish 320 Advanced Spanish
Spanish 330 Civilization and Culture of Spain
Spanish 342 Survey of Spanish Literature II
Spanish 401 Advanced Grammar and Composition
Spanish 402 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics
Spanish 414 Hispanic Literary Movements (Spain 2000)
Spanish 415 Hispanic Authors (Galdós)
Spanish 461/530 Senior Seminar (Spain Today)
Spanish, French, German 400/500 Approaches to Teaching Languages
Spanish, French, German 482 Directed Teaching ("Student Teaching")
Spanish 501 Advanced Grammar/The Teaching of Grammar
Spanish 521 The Teaching of Literature / EDUC 530 Teaching Reading in the Content Area
Spanish 530 Contemporary Spain
Foreign Language Association of Virginia Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Teaching, Post-Secondary, presented at the joint FLAVA/ACTFL conference in Washington, D.C., November 17, 2001.
“Short Cuts: A Model for Using the Shortest of Short Stories to Teach Second Language Reading Skills.” NECTFL Review 53 (Fall 2003): 37-52.
"Hispanic Literacy Project at Longwood University." Boletín de Virginia: The Official Newsletter of the Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (March 2002): 4.
“’El ángel’ o ‘la diabla’: Cuestiones discursivas en Fortunata y Jacinta.” Actas del IX Congreso de la Asociación Española de Semiótica. Valencia, Spain, 2001.
"La Pitusa y la Delfina: The Role of Epithets in Fortunata y Jacinta." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 22 (1995): 59-74.
"El zoom cinematográfico y lo
grotesco en 'El cuento de un veterano' de Rivas." Cincinnati Romance
Review 10 (1991): 55-65.
“Uniting Disciplines: Longwood University's General Education Summer Abroad as a Model for Meaningful Content-Focused Language Use and Cultural Sensitization.” Co-presenter. Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum. Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA). Minneapolis, MN, March 9, 2012.
New Teacher <-> Veteran Teacher Trainer, Partnering to Improve
Virginia’s World Language Teacher Training and Professional Development.”
Foreign Language Association of Virginia Annual Conference,
Richmond, VA, October 7, 2011.
"Facing Janus: New Teacher <-> Veteran Teacher Trainer, Partnering to Improve Virginia’s World Language Teacher Training and Professional Development.” Foreign Language Association of Virginia Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, October 7, 2011.
"Learning in INclusive Classrooms (Part I): Characteristics and Perceptions of L2 Learners with Disabilities." Co-presenter. Foreign Language Association of Virginia Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, October 9, 2010.
"Learning in INclusive Classrooms (Part II): Identifying barriers and Designing Strategies for L2 Learners with Disabilities." Co-presenter. Foreign Language Association of Virginia Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, October 9, 2010.
"State of the State: Teacher Education Programs." Panelist. Foreign Language Association of Virginia Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, October 9, 2010.
“Working with Disability Services; Learning in Inclusive Classrooms.” Co-presenter. Foreign Language Association of Virginia Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, October 10, 2009.
“Developing and Administering Quality Short-Term Programs Abroad.” Co-presenter. Full-day workshop, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Region VIII Conference. Baltimore, MD, November 7, 2007.
"Using Minicuentos to Teach Literary Reading Skills." Half-day workshop. Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. New York City, April 15-18, 2004.
"¡La Literatura es para Todos!" Foreign Language Association of Virginia Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, October 24-25, 2003.
"La España Medieval: El Camino de Santiago." Foreign Language Association of Virginia Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, October 24-25, 2003.
Coordinator for Modern Languages Graduate programs
Coordinator for Modern Language and ESL Teacher Preparation and Licensure
Education Committee (1999-2005; 2009-2012)
Promotion and Tenure Committee (2001-2002)
Modern Language Curriculum Committee (1992-2005; 2012-2013)
Chair, Modern Language Curriculum Committee (1996-1999; 2002-2003)
Various search committees
Ad Hoc By-laws committee
Recruitment Committee (2010-2012)
Recruitment Committee (2010-2012)
Scholarship and Awards Committee (1995-1996)
Sponsor, Modern Language Club (1992-1999, 2002-2004)
Sponsor, Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Honor Society (1992-1997)
Chair, Social Committee, many years
Other Departmental Responsibilities:
Summer study abroad programs for students in intermediate Spanish classes (2004-2013).
Summer Education Practicum in Spain for Liberal Studies Majors (2004-2013).
Web page maintenance for the Longwood University Modern Language program (1997-2008)
Summer modern language placement tests to incoming freshmen and transfer students.
Advisor for many Spanish majors, ESL majors, and teaching licensure students.
General Education proposals for Modern Language courses; creation of web pages for posting the matrices, syllabi and proposals for Goals 3, 9 and 10.
Spanish for Kids program, an after-school class for elementary children in Prince Edward County, with Spanish majors assisting, 1993-1997.
Conduct field trips for language students to Washington, Richmond or Charlottesville.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, 1996-98
Graduate Committee (1995-2005; 2009-2013); Graduate Petitions Committee (1998-2005)
Representative for Dept. of English and Modern Languages to the Faculty Senate (1995-2004 and 2010-2013)
Chair (1997-1998 and 2010-2011) and member (1996-97 and 2010-2013) Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee
2001-2002: Elected Deputy Chair of the Faculty Senate; as Deputy Chair, I was invited to be part of the platform group to represent the faculty at the Governor's signing of the Longwood University legislation.
Member of President's Faculty Advisory Committee 2001-2002
Faculty Representative to the Board of Visitors' Academic and Student Affairs Committee 2001-2002
Faculty Development and Research Committee 2001-2002
Editor, SACS Committee on Organization, Administration and Corporate Entities (2000-2001)
President, AAUP Longwood Chapter (1996-97)
Member-at-Large, Virginia Conference AAUP (1997-99)
President, Women's Faculty Caucus (1996-97)
Senate Finance Committee (1995-96)
Committee on Absence Policy (Subcommittee of EPC) (1995-96)
Member, Disciplinary Board (several years)
Member, Committee on Evaulating Orientation Standards (1995-96)
Secretary, Longwood Assembly (precursor to the Faculty Senate) (1993-95)
Webmaster for Virginia Chapter of American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, 2001-2010. Development and maintenance of the Virginia Chapter webpage, http://www.aatspva.org/
Chair, Committee on Teacher Preparation, Foreign Language Association of Virginia, 2001-2006
Director of and trainer for the Longwood College-Nottoway County Regional Migrant Education Program, in which Longwood students tutored English, math, reading and writing to 28 migrant students in Nottoway County. Spring and Summer 1999.
Coordinator and Trainer for the Va. Dept. of Forestry's institute for 35 firefighters from Spain, providing training for students to interpret and assist instructors from the Dept. of Forestry, Blackstone, May 2001.
Coordination and training for college students to tutor Spanish or ESL to local middle and high schools, January-June, 2001.
Host and local coordinator for the McGraw-Hill Satellite Teleconference on Topics in Second Language Acquisition, for local college and high school teachers. Teachers from Hampden-Sydney, Prince Edward and Fuqua Schools attended. October 28, 1998.
Member, AAUP State Conference Executive Committee (1998-99)
Member of the AASCU Graduation Rate Outcomes Study, Part II: Latino/Hispanic Student Success Study; I wrote the Longwood self-study report and contributed to the national report; I participated in the Latino/Hispanic Student Success Campus Study Visit at the University of Central Florida (February 27-March 1, 2007).
Director, Summer Institute for Spanish Teachers, Valencia, Spain and Mérida, Venezuela. I created this program and have directed and taught in the program each year from 1994-2007, overseeing all academic and administrative aspects. More than 170 participants from all over the U.S. have attended. I am planning the next Institute for summer of 2011.
Director, Spanish Immersion Weekend for the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, Blackstone, VA (May 5-7, 2000) and Atlanta, GA (March 2005). I provided teachers, training, activities for 60 participants from all over the U.S. in each session.
Member, Editorial Board: La Carabela: Revista de literatura española (Refereed literary journal, Gijón, Spain), 2000-2002.
Awards and Commendations:
Excellence in Foreign Language Teaching, Post-Secondary award, presented by the Foreign Language Association of Virginia at the joint ACTLF/FLAVA convention in Washington, D.C., November 17, 2001.
"Chi Commendation," "In recognition of your contributions within the college community," Longwood College, April 25, 2002.
Service to the Language Teaching Profession and the Community: