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  • Assistant Department Head for Student Affairs, Director of Undergraduate Advising, and Administrative Head for Foreign Language Minors. working with students, colleagues and other interested individuals to provide information about courses, curricula, and policies of our department, as well as address concerns and identify solutions to problems when they arise.
  • Section Coordinator of lower division Spanish courses, overseeing syllabi and exams for FLS 101, 102, 105, 110, 201, 202 and 210 and working with Spanish section faculty and teaching assistants who teach the courses.
  • Supervisor of Second Year Graduate Teaching Assistants

    Publications and Professional Presentations:

  • Co-author of the textbooks Plazas: lugar de encuentros Fifth edition, Cengage Learning, Boston, 2015; Viajes Second edition, Cengage Learning, 2013; and Rumbos, Second Edition Enhanced, Cengage Learning, 2012.
  • Co-author of a chapter in the book "Inquiry-guided Learning and the Foreign Language Classroom" in Teaching and Learning Through Inquiry: A Guidebook for Institutions and Instructors. Virginia S. Lee, Ed. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2004.
  • Presentations at the annual conference of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, the Southern Conference on Language Teaching, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese NC Chapter, and at more than twenty colleges and universities in the United States, including four named among the Best of the Conference

    Selected University Service and Related Activities:

  • Park Scholars Advisory Committee
  • University Academic Advising Council
  • Selection committees for Park Scholars, Caldwell Fellows program, Study Abroad Scholarship program and the Leader of the Pack program
  • Advising Awards committees, University and College
  • Member of the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension and Past Chair of the Executive Council of the Academy
  • First Year College Faculty Fellow
  • Hewlett Fellow, Instructor of First-Year Inquiry (FYI) classes and member of Advisory Council
  • Member of the NC State Community-Engagement Task Force
  • Red Hat Pilot Spanish Program
  • Opal Mann Green Engagement and Scholarship Award Selection Committee
  • Joint Committee on the Scholarship of Engagement
  • Search Committees: College of Humanities and Social Sciences Assistant Dean, Assistant Director of Admissions with responsibility for Hispanic/Latino(a) outreach, Foreign Languages and Literatures Department Head, Director of Teaching Fellows Program
  • Presenter of Workshops for New Faculty Orientation and Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation, and for Undergraduate Academic Advisors
  • Instructional Mini-grant Selection Committee

    Selected Professional Activities Beyond NC State University:

  • Chair, College Board National Spanish Language Commission
  • Member, College Board Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, Cooperación Ortopédica Americano-Nicaragüense
  • Member of the Executive Board and Scholarship Director of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching
  • Member of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina  serving on various committees
  • Assistant Commissioner for Language Services for the Special Olympics World Summer Games held in NC
  • Director and Program Chair of the Wake County Foreign Language Collaborative
  • Interpreter for service trips to Puerto Rico and Nicaragua

    Selected Awards and Recognition

  • Faculty Adviser Award, NC State; Award for Excellence in Advising, Faculty Role, North Caronlina, National Acadamic Advising Association; Certificate of Merit, Outstanding Advising Award, Faculty Academic Advising Cateogory, National Academic Advising Association, 2015
  • Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honour Society: 2012
  • Pride of the Wolfpack Award: 2010
  • Teacher of Excellence, Higher Education, Southern Conference on Language Teaching: 2008
  • First-Year Inquiry Program Teaching Award: 2008
  • Two additional NC State Teaching Awards: 2006 and 1991
  • Foreign Language Association of North Carolina Teaching Award, Higher Education: 2006
  • Honorary Lifetime Membership, Foreign Language Association of North Carolina: 2004
  • NC State Advising Award: 1998
  • NC State Extension Service Award: 1994
  • Member, Sigma Iota Rho, National Honor Society for International Studies
  • Conference sessions identified among the best in the conference for the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (2004, 2005, 2009, 2015) and the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (2005, 2013)

    In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and traveling in the US and abroad.*

Updated 4/19/2017