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3 Address: Till June 21, 2002: 9042 SW 97 th Ave. #3 Miami FL After June 21, 2002: University of Puerto Rico Department of English PO 5000 Mayaguez PR Phone# 3847 Fax:

4 Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA MA in Linguistics, University of Reading, Oxford shire, England BA in Archaeology minor in Historical Linguistics, University of Athens, Greece    EDUCATIONEDUCATION

5 Employment I  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 present Associate Professor in Linguistics/ ESL, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

6 Employment II 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.

7  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 Program- ming and Administra- tive Assistant, Department of Student Affairs, Housing Division, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL Employment III

8  Designed and developed a course in Modern Greek  Designed and developed Modern Greek proficiency tests for Seniors Instructor of Modern Greek, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL Employment IV

9 Conducted tutoring sessions in field research in the areas of Phonology and Phonetics under the supervision of Dr. Frank Palmer Tutor in field Phonology research, Reading University, Reading, Oxford shire, England Employment V

10 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

11 Professional Awards 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 Urbana- Champaign, 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

12 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 8 th 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 Urbana- Champaign paper presented in the………….. (continues in the next slide)

13 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 II

14 Presentations III : “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

15 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, 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 , paper presented in the 8 th International Conference of Pragmatics, Beckman Institute University of Illinois, 1993

16 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 , 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)

17 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

18 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

19 Committees III Curriculum Committee: Worked on evaluations of course proposals and issues of the multi- sectional 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

20 Societies 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)

21 Major Professors II Linguistics University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign  Jerry Morgan (Syntax/Artificial Intelligence)  Mike Kenstowich (Phonology/Mathematical Linguistics)  Braj Kachru (World Englishes)  Georgia Green (Pragmatics)  Charles Kisseberth (Phonology)  Sandra Savignon (Communicative Competence)

22 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)

23 International Travel  North and South Europe  Russia  Asia Minor  USA  Caribbean

24 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

25  Neurolinguistic research with Doppler brain mapping  Technology in Education  On line teaching (Blackboard and WebCT)  Creating Java Script and HTML exams and quizzes Special Interests II

26 Sabbatical in Florida International University

27 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 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

28 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

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