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University of
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Department of
English
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1987-1993
Ph.D in Curriculum
and Instruction,
University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign
USA
1984-1985
MA in Linguistics,
University of Reading,
Oxford shire, England
1979-1982
BA in Archaeology
minor in Historical
Linguistics, University
of Athens, Greece
Employment I
1994present
Associate
Professor in
Linguistics/
ESL,
University
of Puerto
Rico,
Mayaguez
Taught undergraduate
courses in composition,
basic English, advanced
undergraduate courses
such as introduction to
linguistics and syntax,
psycholinguistics,
research methods, current
topics in linguistics and
communication. Also
taught research
methodology for graduate
students, second language
acquisition and TESOL
courses.
In addition,
worked on MA
student thesis
committees as an
advisor and chair
and constructed
test items for MA
exams
Employment II
1993-1994
Supervisor
at the
teaching
techniques
lab,
University
of Illinois,
Urbana
Champaign
IL
Supervised and evaluated student teachers in
Teaching Methods courses before they were
sent to student teach in public schools. Used
microteaching techniques during which
supervised students’ lesson plans, videotaped
them while they were teaching, compared their
self evaluations with the evaluations of their
students and reviewed their tapes. During the
review, the student teacher was asked to talk
about good and difficult points of his/her
teaching without being directed to these points
but smoothly being probed to find them by
him/herself.
1987-1989
Programming and
Administrative
Assistant,
Department
of Student
Affairs,
Housing
Division,
University
of Illinois at
Urbana
Champaign,
IL
Employment III
Managed with the director an international
community of over 500 residents.
Acted as a liaison between the Housing Division
and the Departments of Education, ESL,
Linguistics and Intensive English Institute.
Conducted a variety of multicultural programs
with the cooperation of the offices of the :
Coalition Against Discrimination, Foreign Student
Affairs, Study Abroad, Women’s Studies, African
American Association, Hispanic Students
Association, Counseling Center and the
Department of Health and Safety Studies.
Managed the hall budgets, hired, trained,
evaluated and supervised clerks and advised
students on academic and personal issues
Employment IV
1986-1987
Instructor of
Modern
Greek,
College of
Arts and
Sciences,
University of
Illinois at
Urbana
Champaign,
IL
Designed and developed a course in Modern
Greek
Designed and developed Modern Greek
proficiency tests for Seniors
Employment V
1982-1984
Tutor in field
Phonology
research,
Reading
University,
Reading,
Oxford shire,
England
Conducted tutoring sessions
in field research in the areas
of Phonology and Phonetics
under the supervision of Dr.
Frank Palmer
Research and Training Development
Designed and implemented research on different styles of
teaching between the North American and Puerto Rican
ESL professors at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
and Cayey campuses
Designed and implemented Ph.D research on foreign
teaching assistants’ accents and their influence on American
undergraduates’ evaluations at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign
Professional Awards
1986
1990
1992
1993
1993
New York University Scholarship,
New York
Thesis Grant, College of
Education, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, IL
Verdal Frazier Young Fellowship,
University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, IL
1.Chicago Regional Conference
grant; National Association for
Foreign Student Affairs, Chicago,IL
2.PEW teaching leadership award.
The fourth national conference on
training of TAs Oakbrook IL
Presentations I
– 1991: Textlinguistics in the Work of Garcia Lorca
paper presented at the Linguistic Circle of the
University of Athens, Greece
– 1993: Students’ Evaluations of Varying English
Proficiency Levels of their TAs paper presented in the
“Teaching the TAs” conference in Oakbrook Chicago
under the auspices of the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign USA
– 1994: How I feel can Make a Difference in How I See
you Teach paper presented in the 8th Conference of
Pragmatics, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign USA
– 1995a: Equality vs Equity Between Male and Female
Students in the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign paper presented in the…………..
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Presentations II
Speech Communication Association conference in San Juan
Puerto Rico and in the Western Linguistics Society
-1995b: Students’ Attitudes Toward Foreign Teaching Assistants and
their Influence on these Students’ Evaluations paper presented in
the Speaker’s Plenum, Department of English, University of
Puerto Rico Mayaguez campus
-1995c: Interaction Patterns Between Northern American and Puerto
Rican Instructors and their Students in Basic ESL Classrooms
paper presented at the Puerto Rican TESOL
-1996: A secondary analysis of the data of the above paper was
presented in the “ Ethnography Forum” conference at the
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
-1998: TAs’ Cultural Attitudes and their Effect on their Students’
Evaluations paper presented at the Puerto Rican TESOL
conference
Presentations III
-2000:“Do Puerto Ricans have Instrumental or Integrative
Motivation to Learn English?” Results on a
psycholinguistic project undertaken by the professor and
her students of an undergraduate Psycholinguistics class.
Presented in the Research forum of the English
Department, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
-2001: “How Politics in Puerto Rico Influence the
Learning of English” Results on an undergraduate
Psycholinguistic project undertaken by the professor and
her students. Presented in the Research forum of the
English Department, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
Publications I
• Students’ Perceptions of Varying Oral English
Proficiency Levels of Their TAs in Proceedings of the
Fourth National Conference on the Training and
Employment of Graduate Teaching Assistants.
November 10-13, 1993. Published in 1994 by the Office
of Conferences and Institutes of the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• How I Feel Can make a Difference in How I See You
Teach in Resources in Education ERIC Clearing House.
Number of Microfiche: ED 383265. 1994, paper
presented in the 8th International Conference of
Pragmatics, Beckman Institute University of Illinois,
1993
Publications II
• Equality vs Equity Between Men and Women Students in
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in
Resources in Education ERIC Clearing House.
Number of Microfiche: ED 386 125, 1994, paper
presented in Speech Communication Association of
Puerto Rico (SCAPR) and in the Western Linguistic
Society of Puerto Rico
• When it Comes to My Major it Matters if You are Foreign
or not in Reading Improvement Vol. 32, winter 1995 No 4
In Process
• Doing Debates in ESL Classrooms (submitted to the
online TESOL for review)
Committees I
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Department of
English
 Language Lab Committee: Worked on issues of
equipment and lab curriculum
 Grievances Committee: Was available to work on
issues of conflict
• Orientation Committee: Directed students in
selecting and registering for courses
Committees II
• English Organization: Served as the
graduate students’ advisor regarding
personal, academic and social issues and
activities. Facilitated meetings and
presentations of students and Faculty such
as the writing of presentations and the new
students’ initiation ceremony
Committees III
• Curriculum Committee: Worked on evaluations
of course proposals and issues of the multisectional Linguistics course “Introduction to
Language”
• Activities Committee: Worked on department
programs and social events such the Judith Ortiz
Cofer forum
• Basic English Committee:
1. Chairperson of the Basic English Exam
subcommittee
2. Worked in the Exam and Textbook committee of
Basic English writing
Societies
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Society for the Symbolic Study of Meaning
Puerto Rican TESOL
International TESOL
American Educational Research Association
Major Professors I
Linguistics, University of Reading, England
Frank Palmer (Semantics/Phonology)
David Crystal (Phonology)
Peter Trudgil (Sociolinguistics)
Major Professors II
Linguistics
University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
 Jerry Morgan (Syntax/Artificial Intelligence)
 Mike Kenstowich (Phonology/Mathematical
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Linguistics)
Braj Kachru (World Englishes)
Georgia Green (Pragmatics)
Charles Kisseberth (Phonology)
Sandra Savignon (Communicative Competence)
Major Professors III
Language Education
University of Illinois at Urbana
Champaign
 Bob Stake (Research Methods)
 Mobin Shorish (International
Education/Economics of Education)
 Steve Tozer (Foundations of Education)
 James Anderson (Minority Education)
International Travel
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North and South Europe
Russia
Asia Minor
USA
Caribbean
Special Interests I
 Statistics in Educational and Social
Research
 Student Teacher Supervision
 Use of SPSS and MINITAB in data analysis
 Teachers Training Programs and Faculty
Development
 Use of qualitative software such as
NUDIST and KIT
Special Interests II
Neurolinguistic research with Doppler
brain mapping
Technology in Education
On line teaching (Blackboard and
WebCT)
Creating Java Script and HTML exams
and quizzes
Sabbatical in Florida
International
University 2001-2
Sabbatical in Florida
International University (2001-2)
1. Attended seminars on the most recent
computer packages such as Access, Front page,
Netscape Composer, Dream weaver, Adobe,
Power Point, Excel, HTML, File Management,
Windows 2000, Microsoft Word, Outlook
Express, and additional workshops in “How to
use email in online teaching”, in “Quality
Internet Resource Selection” in online teaching,
and the “Pros and Cons of the online teaching.”
2. Programmed in Java Script and HTML exams
and quizzes of different forms
Sabbatical in Florida
International University (2001-2)
3. Interviewed Educational Technology
Authorities of the Dade county school system to
report on the reforms for Technology
integration across the curriculum
4. Created her own web pages and supervised
online graduate discussions. Had the
opportunity to teach the Web to undergraduate
students
References
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