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Lecturer IV of Spanish
Office Location(s): 4030 MLB
My early dream, inspired by my fifth grade teacher, was to be a teacher; therefore, my first degree was in Education. Later I obtained an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), where I taught Ethnology for several years and did related research in Patagonia as a Research Fellow at the National Research Council. The results of this experience were published in several research papers.
Once in the United States, I started teaching Spanish at the University of Michigan in the Fall of 1988 as a Lecturer first and later as a Lecturer-Coordinator. During these years, I taught and coordinated all levels of the Spanish Elementary Language Program and reading courses at the Residential College. I also delivered and attended many workshops and conferences and undertook several research projects in technology, some supported with mini-grants. In 1998, I received an M.A. in Foreign Languages from Eastern Michigan University.
I strongly believe that the role of education is to empower students to become independent learners and thinkers; able to function well in a complex, multicultural world; and I see the teacher's role as a guiding and challenging force. My greatest teaching reward comes from seeing my students truly thinking and expressing themselves in Spanish.
Romance Languages and Literatures
4108 Modern Languages Building812 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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