Associate Professor of Spanish and Department Chair,
300 Schumacher Hall
SUNY College at Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
- Associate Professor, SUNY College
at Oneonta, Sept. 2012 to present.
[Assistant Professor Sept.2000 - Aug.2012]
Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and
Literatures, Dec. 2002 to Aug. 2009; Sept. 2010 to present.
Courses: Spanish 101 and 102, Introductory Language I and II;
Spanish 103 and 104, Intermediate Language I and II; Spanish 201, Review of Spanish Grammar;
Spanish 202 and 203, Advanced Spanish Usage I and II; Spanish 204, Civilization;
Spanish 208, Introduction to Literature; Spanish 217, Spanish for Teachers Mini; Spanish 218, Spanish
for Food Service Mini; Spanish 219 Medical Spanish Mini; Spanish 311 and 312, Survey of Spanish Literature I and II;
Spanish 322, Literature of the Generation of '98; Special Topics: Sci Fi in Spanish, Advanced Grammar and Stylistics,
Mystery Stories in Spanish; Survey of Poetry in Spanish.
- Temporary Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University, Sept. 1997 - May 2000.
Taught: Spanish 4431/7090, Nineteenth-Century Peninsular Novel; Spanish
4230, Introduction to Peninsular Literature; Spanish 3511, Spanish for
Science and Technology; Spanish 3230, Introduction to Hispanic
Literature; Spanish 351, Advanced Grammar and Composition; Spanish 3030,
Spanish for Hospitality and Tourism Management; Spanish 252,
Intermediate Language, Spanish 151/1001, 152/1002, 153, Elementary
Language I, II, III; Spanish 1050, Accelerated Elementary Language;
GSU1210, University Orientation.
- Continuing Education Instructor, Georgia Southern University,
Taught: 10-hour course, "Conversational Spanish for the
- Continuing Education Instructor, East Georgia College, Fall 1999.
Taught: 10-hour course, "Conversational Spanish for the Workplace."
- Research Assistant for Professor Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of
Humanities at Yale University, Aug. 1996 - June 1997.
- Part-Time Acting Instructor,
Yale University, Sept. 1993 - May 1997.
Taught: Spanish 116b,
Intensive Elementary Language (the year's work in one semester);
Spanish 130a and b, Intermediate Language I, II; Spanish 115a and b,
Elementary Language, I, II.
- Visiting Lecturer in Modern Languages, Trinity
College (Hartford, CT), Sept.
1996 - Dec. 1996.
Taught: Spanish 101, Elementary Language I.
- "Irony in the poetry of Rosalía de Castro." MLN [Modern Language Notes] 126.2 (March 2011): 289-302.
- "Tropo y locus: Arboles en la poesía de Rosalía de Castro." Hispania 90.2 (2007): 205-214.
- "Religious Institutions in Spanish Science Fiction." Science Fiction Studies,
vol.28, no.1 (March 2001). pp.33-48.
- "Food for the Thirsty" ("Dar de comer al sediento") and "I Thought I Saw a Pussy Cat" ("Me
pareció ver un lindo gatito"). in Minds and Machines. Tales of Unicorp 1. by Eduardo
Gallego and Guillem Sánchez. Ediciones Silente, 2005. (prize-winning science fiction
from Spain, a short novel and a short story).
- Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha Who Bewitched the West, by Leslie Downer (NYC: Gotham
Books, 2003). Reviewed in Phoebe, vol.16, no.1 (Spring 2004), pp.117-8.
- "Unamuno y el científico: hacia una tecnología humanizada." Fourth Annual
Blue Ridge International Conference on the Humanities and the Arts. Appalachian State
University (Boone, NC). April 18-20, 2002.
- "An Independent Voice: Gestures of Solitude in the Poetry of Rosalía de Castro."
Third Annual Blue Ridge International Conference on the Humanities and the Arts. Appalachian
State University (Boone, NC). April 26-28, 2001.
- "Visiones apocalípticas de la modernidad en la Generación del
'98." XX Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and
Literatures. University of Cincinnati, OH. May 11-13, 2000.
- "Science Fiction in Spain: The Significance of a Minor Genre."
20th-Century Literature Conference 2000. University of Louisville, KY.
February 24-26, 2000.
- "Locus Amoenus, Locus Politicus: The Importance of Visualizing
Landscapes in Reading Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature." XIX
Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures.
University of Cincinnati, OH. May 6-8, 1999.
- "Irony in Post-Romantic Spanish Poetry." Blue Ridge International
Conference on the Humanities and the Arts. Appalachian State University,
Boone, NC. April 8-10, 1999.
- Rosalía de Castro, Un-Sensual Among Sentimentalists." VIII
Annual Conference, Asociación de Literatura Femenina Hispánica:
(Des)Articulaciones: actos, cuerpos e ideologías en las literaturas
femeninas hispánicas. Emory University, Atlanta, GA. October 16-
- La verdad y lo fantástico en el romanticismo español."
VI Annual Conference on Ibero-American Culture and Society: Paradigms
of Truth in Iberian Literature. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
February 14-15, 1997.
- "Culture Wars: Spain's uneasy and uneven modernization in the late 19th and early 20th centuries." Tenth Annual Faculty Research Show. Oneonta State. February 12, 2010.
- "When Txtng in Class Is Not Such a Bad Idea." Fourth Annual Celebration of Teaching. Oneonta State. November 8, 2007.
- "Trees in the Poetry of Rosalía de Castro." Seventh Annual Faculty Research Show. Oneonta State. March 14, 2007.
- "The Self-Instructional Language Program." Third Annual Celebration of Teaching. Oneonta State. October 23, 2006.
- "Small-Group Work in Large Classes." First Annual Celebration of Teaching. Oneonta State. November 9, 2004.
- College committees: Educational Technology Committee (2001-7, 2010-present), General Education Task Force (Fall 2012),
President's Council on Diversity (2008 to 2012), Provost Search Committee (2010-2011),
President's Task Force on Freshman Engagement (2006-7), Task Force on International Studies Major (Jan. 2002 to Sept. 2004).
- Chair, Dept. Foreign Languages and Literatures (Dec. 2002 to Aug. 2009, Sept. 2010 to present).
- Departmental Assessment Committee, convener (Spring 2003 to present).
- Departmental Academic Grievance Committee, Chair (Spring 2001, Fall 2012).
- SILP (Self-Instructional Language Program) Coordinator (Sept. 2000 to present).
- Language Laboratory Committee, member (Sept. 2000 to present).
Honors and Awards
- Teaching, Learning and Technology Center Faculty Fellowship for interactive language-learning
website development; with María Cristina Montoya on the content, Diana Moseman on the coding;
Grant awarded Summer 2002.
- Yale University Fellowships, 1991-5.
- Richard J. Franke Prize Fellowships in the Humanities, 1991-1994.
- Elected to Cornell University Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, 1989.
Other Language Skills:
- Reading knowledge of: Russian, Catalan, German, French.
- Spain and Germany: October 2009, Research and travel.
- Spain: June 2000, Research and travel.
- Spain: June - July 1994, Study and travel.
- Honduras: School years 1989-90, 1990-91, Residence, travel, and
employment in a bilingual elementary school.
References available on request.
Revised 25 September 2012.
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