• 1967-68, Instructor in Spanish, Young Harris Jr. College, Young Harris, GA
  • 1968-70, Spanish and French teacher, Athens H.S. (now Clark Central), Athens, GA
  • 1970-72, Teaching Assistant in Spanish, University of Georgia
  • 1972-74, Instructor in Spanish, University of Georgia
  • 1974-80, Assistant Professor or Modern Languages, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA
  • 1980 to present, Furman University (promoted to full professor in 1993)
  • 1995 to present, ACTFL-certified Oral Proficiency Tester
  • approx. 2000 to present ACTFL-certified Writing Proficiency Test evaluator
  • 1998 to present ACTFL-certified trainer for the Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test.
  • I have conducted workshops from coast to coast and in the Dominican Republic, Bolivia and Paraguay.
  • Two terms as president of SC chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Director of SC Commission on Higher Education "Center of Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction," 1991-95.

Director or Co-director of the following Furman study-away programs:

  • France 1982
  • France 1985
  • Spain 1989
  • Spain 1990
  • Costa Rica 1999
  • Costa Rica 2001
  • Costa Rica 2003
  • Spain 2008
  • Chile 2009
  • Spain 2009
  • Spain 2010
Name Title Description

SPN-115

Intensive Elementary Spanish

Designed to prepare students with some background in Spanish for the first intermediate level course.

SPN-201

Intermediate Spanish I

Continuation of the development of proficiency in listening and speaking, while expanding the reading and writing skills.

SPN-305

Adv Spanish Oral & Wrtn Exprsn

This course is designed for advanced students to refine their spoken and written Spanish. Emphasis is on sustained expository, persuasive and rhetorical communication; on advanced grammar usage and syntax; and on precision in the production of phonological and intonational patterns of modern Spanish.

SPN-306

Translation Theory & Practice

Spanish/English and English/Spanish translation using a variety of texts in both languages. Emphasis on advanced Spanish grammar, stylistics, and points of contrast between English and Spanish. Different approaches to translation and their impact on meaning and comprehensibility will be studied.

SPN-405

Intro to Spanish Linguistics

A systematic linguistic study of Spanish phonology, morphology, and syntax. Also considers the historical development of Spanish from its earliest stages to the present as well as the language's regional, social, and contextual variations, and its presence in the United States.

SPN-412

Cervantes

Emphasis on Don Quixote with additional readings from Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares and Entremeses.

I don't teach; I help students learn.

  • numerous contributions to ACTFL Guidelines for speaking and writing proficiency
  • co-translator of Broadcasting the Civil War in El Salvador, published by the University of Texas Press 2010
Education
Ph. D.
University of Georgia
M. Ed.
University of Georgia
B.S. Ed
University of Georgia

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