Foreign Languages, ESL & Humanities
Office Location: AC-3C08A
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD Brown University Hispanic Studies 1984 MA Brown University Hispanic Studies 1981 BA Adelphi University Spanish 1978 certificate Instituto de Cultura Hispanica, Madrid Spanish Studies 1977
It is crucial to me to weave together the 3 strands of my YC career: teaching, scholarship, service. I strive to engage students in the 25+ courses in Spanish, ESL, Hum., World Lit & Cultural Diversity courses I have taught. My research leads to curricular revisions & innovations. Nowhere is the overlap of classroom-library-community as clear as in Translation. My experiences (translator for Avis,Garden City; legal interpreter in Providence, RI; ongoing pro-bono translator for my parish & for adoptive parents;interpreter for the Mineola School District), connect to my teaching & to my many published translations. In the 1990's the OAA subsidized a student-staffed Spanish translation service which I directed. Students translated documents for individuals & for entities including YAI & Jamaica Hospital. Classroom theory & practice came alive as students gained career experience & contributed to the community.
Areas of Expertise
- Nineteenth Century Literature and Intellectual History of Spain
Nineteenth Century Women Writers in Spain
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Spanish Translation Center, Director: 1991-5.