Professional Experience

TEACHING

2000-present    Professor. Lawrence University.(Associate Professor (tenured).2000-2005. Professor 2005-present).

Courses taught:

  • Latin American Urban Cultures: Buenos Aires
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • Space as Text
  • Latin American Visual Art
  • Hispanic Issues
  • Border Studies
  • Survey of Latin American Literature
  • Current Events in the Spanish-Speaking World
  • Latin American Civilization and Culture
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Beginner and Intermediate Spanish
  • Freshman Studies Seminar

 Summer 2011 Visiting Assistant Professor University of Virginia. Semester at Sea Program. Charlottesville, VA. Summer 2011 Voyage. June 15 – August 20.  (Bahamas, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Morocco)

      • Courses taught:
        Texts and Interpretations. (In Spanish)
        Introduction to Drawing. (In English)

§  Organized and lead Field Trips with students in:
§  Spain. Barcelona. Gaudí Tour
§  Italy. Capri
§  Croatia. Dubrovnic City Orientation
§  Greece. The Acropolis and Athens
§  Bulgaria. Stone Forest
§  Turkey. Istanbul.Sufi Dervish Ceremony
§  Turkey. Sile Hacili Village hike
§  Morocco. Casablanca City Orientation

Fall 2008         Visiting Assistant Professor University of Virginia. Semester at Sea Program. Charlottesville, VA. Fall 2008 Voyage. August 24 – December 14.  (Bahamas, Brazil, Namibia, South Africa, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Japan, Hawai’i, Costa Rica, Panama Canal)

      • Courses taught:
        The Nobels. (In English)
        Space as Literature: travelers, dreamers, natives. (In English)
        Introduction to Drawing. (In English)

§  Organized and lead Field Trips with students in:
·         Brazil. Salvador. Sacred Arts Museum
·         Namibia. Walvis Bay. Salt Mine
·         South Africa. Cape of Good Hope
·         South Africa. 4 Day tented safari. Manyeleti Game Reserve
·         South Africa. Capetown. District 6 Museum and Langa Township
·         India. Chennai. St. Thomas Mount
·         India. Chennai. Rural Village and Dakshinachitra Heritage Village
·         Malaysia. Penang. Kek Lok Si Temple
·         Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City

Fall 2004         Fulbright Graduate Seminar. “Identidades Hispanas en Estados Unidos.” Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Mendoza, Argentina. July 22 – September 28.    

1989-2000       Professor of Spanish. Lynchburg College. (1995-2000 Associate Professor (tenured). 1989-1995 Assistant Professor). Courses taught:
·         Latin American Culture (In Spanish and English)
·         Latin American Literature in Film (In English)
·         Survey of Latin American Literature (In Spanish and English)
·         Advanced Language Practice
·         Writing Workshop
·         Commercial Spanish
·         Spanish Composition & Conversation
·         Beginner and Intermediate Spanish

Assistant Professor of Painting. Lynchburg College. Fall 1996, Spring 1997, Fall 1998

1987-89           Teaching Assistant. University of Pittsburgh. 

1985-86           Teaching Assistant. West Virginia University. 


ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • February 2013   External Reviewer for Saint Mary’s College’s Department of Modern Languages. St. Mary’s College. Notre Dame, IN.
  • October 2011     External Reviewer Latin American Studies Program. Lake Forest College. Lake Forest, IL.
  • 2010-present    External Reviewer. Universidad de Aconcagua. Mendoza, Argentina. Authors: Kevin Garth Coryell, Silvia Edith Giménez, Analía Molina, Alejandra Posebón. Project: “Narrative Construction and its Affect in the Writing of Margaret Atwood and Cormac McCarthy” (2011).
  • 2009-present    External Reviewer. Banco de Expertos Evaluadores Externos. CIUDA (Consejo de  Investigaciones de la Universidad del Aconcagua). Mendoza, Argentina.
  • 2005-present    Associate Member. MAPEAL (Macao Association for the Promotion of Exchange between  Asia-Pacific and Latin America). Gary Mei-Cheong Ngai, Director.
  • 2001-present    Regional Faculty Associate of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Lawrence University

  • 2011-present    Member Committee on Diversity Affairs.
  • 2008-present    Co-Advisor Latin American Studies Program.
  • 2005-2010       Member Fellows Committee.
  • 2005-2006       Member Staff, Faculty and Emeriti Faculty Engagement for Lawrence University Campaign Group.
  • 2005-2006       Chair / Advisor International Studies Program.
  • 2004-2006       Chairperson Foreign Languages Coalition.
  • 2000-2011       Chairperson Spanish Department.
  • 2001-2003       Member Governance Committee.
  • 2000-2001       Member Committee on Instruction.


Lynchburg College

  • 1999-2000       Member “Dean James Turner Chair in the Humanities.” Committee.
  • 1997-1998       Chairman Educational Policies Committee.
  • 1997-2000       MemberTeaching & Learning Through Technology Roundtable Committee.
  • 1993-2000       Member LCSR (Lynchburg College Symposium Readings) Committee.
  • 1993-1995       Member Academic Computing Services Committee.
  • 1989-2000       Member Department of Foreign Languages.


LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

  • Spanish – Native proficiency
  • English – Near-native proficiency
  • French and Portuguese – Working knowledge

INTERPRETER AND TRANSLATOR

  •  Interpreter and Cultural Translator for Cartus’ Cross-Cultural programs.
  • Certified Interpreter. Bowne Global Solutions (Former Berlitz International, Inc.)
  • Translation for Environmental, Health & Safety department of Pechiney Plastic Packaging Inc. USA. 2003.
  • Translation for Alcan Packaging – Food Packaging, Americas. 2002
  • Simultaneous Interpreter for National Labor Relations Board. February 12, 2003.
  • Translations for “E-Z Taping System.” Green Bay, Wisconsin. 2000-2010.
  •  Translation for Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL). Appleton, Wisconsin. 2001.
  •  Translation Consultant for “American Academy of Family Physicians” (AAFP) Foundation Health Education Program. 2000.
  • Simultaneous Interpreter.  Juvenile District Court. Lynchburg, VA. February 10, 1999.
  • Simultaneous Interpreter. INTERMET Corporation. Archer Creek Plant for Renault Mexico Audit. Lynchburg, Virginia. February 1998.