Amalia V. Garzón, Ph. D. Assistant Professor of Spanish Northern Arizona University



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Amalia V. Garzón, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Northern Arizona University

EDUCATION


Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

Ph.D., Spanish Literature, 2003
Texas A & M University

Kingsville, Texas

M. A., Spanish Literature, 1995

 

Texas A & M University



Corpus Christi, Texas

B. A., English and Spanish, 1991

 

Del Mar College



Corpus Christi, Texas

A.A., Bilingual Education, 1990

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Northern Arizona University

Yuma, Arizona

2006-2010 Assistant Professor of Spanish

2005-2006 Adjunct Instructor


Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona

2004-2006 Professor of Spanish (Full-time)
Weber State University

Department of Foreign Languages

2003-2004 Assistant Professor of Spanish (Full-time)
Arizona State University

Department of Languages and Literatures

1997-2002 Teaching Associate (Part-time)

  

Chandler-Gilbert Community College



Chandler, Arizona

    1. Spanish Adjunct Instructor (Part-time)

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona

1998-2000 Spanish Adjunct Instructor (Part-time)

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, Texas

1993-1996 Spanish Adjunct Instructor (Part-time)
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Arizona State University

Department of Languages and Literatures

1998-2002 Bilingual Proctor and Grader

Pedagogical Spanish Exam for the State of Arizona’s Bilingual Education Program.
Evans Newton, Inc.,

Scottsdale, Arizona.

2001 Spanish - English Translator / Bilingual Writer

Translated pedagogical materials.


Del Mar college

Department of Communications

Corpus Christi, Texas

1992-1997 Foreign Languages and Communications Laboratory Director (full-time).

Spanish Instructor. Supervised lab workers and student assistants.

Directed laboratory operations and taught beginning and intermediate Spanish.


TEACHING INTERESTS

Spanish Language

Conversation and Composition

Spanish Civilization

Translation Studies

Hispanic Literature

U.S. Latino Literature

Hispanic film and culture



HONORS, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS


2006-2007 Academic Diversity and Equity Research Program Summer Grant Recipient. Northern Arizona University.

1997-2002 Regents Graduate Academic Scholarship, Arizona State University.

1991-1992 National Hispanic Association (NHA) Scholarship.

1990-1991 Houston Educational Foundation (HEF) scholarship.

1989-1990 Corpus Christi Bar Association Scholarship.

 

PRESENTATIONS:



“Integrating New Disciplines in a Laboratory Through the Use of Self-authoring Programs” at SOCALL regional meeting.  Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. 1996.
“La angustia existencial de Miguel de Unamuno en dos de sus obras” at the International Conference on Despair and Desire in Literature. University of West Georgia. Atlanta, Georgia.  1996.
“La novela neoindigenista de Gustavo Alfredo Jácome” at the Arizona State University Graduate Student Symposium. Tempe, Arizona. 2002. Symposium Director.
“Hibridez y discurso colonialista en la representación de la mujer en Cumandá de Juan León Mera” at the Asociación Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispánica (AILFH) XIV Annual Conference. Boca Ratón, Florida. 2003.
“La representación femenina en dos novelas ecuatorianas: Dos muertes en una vida y Por qué se fueron las garzas” at the 2004 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Annual Conference. Boulder, Colorado. 2004.
“Intertwining the American and Spanish Culture into Language Teaching” at the American Council in the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention. Chicago. 2004.
“Women Representation in Latin American Literature” at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA). Session Chair. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 2005.
“Building Oral and Written Proficiency through the Teaching of Literature” at the ACTFL Annual Convention. Baltimore. 2005.
“Developing oral and written proficiency in a language class through students’ Powerpoint presentations”. International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence organized by NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development-University of Texas at Austin). Austin. May 2006.
“La voz femenina en la poesía de Dolores Veintimilla de Galindo”. Member of the Organizing Committe. XVI Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispánica. Weber State University. Ogden, UT. 2006.
“La representación femenina El albergue de las mujeres tristes de Marcela Serrano. Sixtieth Annual Convention. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Tucson, AZ. 2006
“Reivindicación de la identidad femenina en Bruna, soroche y los tíos de Alicia Yánez Cossío.” Latin American Studies 2007 Annual Conference. Montreal, Canada.
“Integrating Technology in the Teaching of Spanish Language, Culture and Civilization, and Literature Courses. SWCOLT 2008 Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah.
“Representación femenina en la literature ecuatoriana indigenista”. Encuentro de la sección de estudios ecuatorianos de Latin American Studies Association 2008 Conference. Quito, Ecuador
“Qué tan lejos: Entre el imaginario turístico y la realidad social ecuatoriana.” RMMLA October 2008 Conference. Reno, Nevada
“Developing Language Proficiency in a Highly Communicative Classroom.” A multimedia presentation for PK-20 teachers at the Yuma County Professional Development Day. Yuma, February 2009. Co-Presenter: Michelle Faust, Arizona Western College Spanish Instructor.
“Problemas de traducción literaria: El Camino del Diablo.” A multimedia presentation at the international conference XVIII Jornadas Binacionales de Literatura Abigael Bohorquez. San Luis, Sonora, Mexico. Co-presenter: Antonio Carrillo, Arizona Western College Spanish Instructor.
Chaired a panel sponsored by Ecuatorianistas (LASA Ecuadorian Studies Section): Dimensiones culturales de la desigualdad en al literature y el cine ecuatorianos. My paper: “El papel de la iglesia en dos obras históricas de Alicia Yánez Cossío: la sumisión de la mujer en el siglo XIX” 2009 LASA. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"Developing Proficiency through Culture and Civilization Courses for Heritage Speakers". A multimedia presentation at the 2009 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) convention. San Diego, California.

PUBLICATIONS
Editor of Spanish translation. Young at Heart: The Step by Step Way of Writing Children’s Stories by Violet Ramos. Un libro de la serie Jóvenes de espíritu: Método detallado de cómo redactar cuentos para niños. ISBN 0-9658334-45.
“Longuita querida” (a poem). Letras Femeninas. Winter 2007.
Prólogo: Trago de luz y viento. (A Collection of Poems) by Alicia Giralt. Charleston: Book Surge, 2007.
“La representacion Femenina en tres novelas ecuatorianas ”. Homenaje a la Profesora L. Teresa Valdivieso :Ensayos críticos. Dellinger, May Ann and Beatriz Trigo, ed. Newark: Juan de la Cuesta, 2008. 41-57
Forthcoming article in book:

Hess, Natalie and Amalia Garzón. “To realize the dream.” Language Teaching and Learning at Communitiy Colleges: Current Issues, Collaborations and Practice. Pearson Education.


Works in Progress:

El camino del Diablo. A Spanish translation of The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea. New York: Little Brown, 2004
Nuevas dimensiones culturales en el cine ecuatoriano: Tania Hermina y su filme Qué tan lejos (2006)
Representación femenina en las novelas históricas de Alicia Yánez Cossío: Y amarle pude .
Memorias de la Pivihuarmi Cuxirimay Ocllo (2008). An English translation of a novel by Ecuadorian author Alicia Yánez Cossío.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Inc. (ACTFL).

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH)

Arizona Association of Chicanos for Higher Education (AACHE)

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT)

OTHER ACCREDITATIONS

Arizona Classroom Teacher Spanish Proficiency Exam. Arizona State University, 1998.

Community College Permanent Teaching Certification in Spanish.  Department of Education. State of Arizona. 2000.

Arizona Spanish-English Translator Certification.  Arizona State University, 2001.

Elementary teacher certification. Departamento de Educación. República del Ecuador. Permanent.

American Council in the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Tester. Full Certification as an OPI interviewer and rater in Spanish. (2008 – 2012 Renewal in progress)



RECENT ACADEMIC SERVICE
2003-2004:

Curriculum Committee member. Weber State University. Ogden, Utah.

2004-2006:

Curriculum Committee member. Arizona Western College. Yuma, AZ.

Organized First Foreign Language Festival at Arizona Western College. Yuma, AZ

Has participated in multiple fund raising activities to benefit student programs such as La Cosecha.

Articulation Task Force (ATF) Language Representative for Northern Arizona University- Yuma.

Served as Visiting Scholar 2006 at Educational Testing Services (ETS). Princeton, N.J.

2006-2007:

President Elect. Arizona Association of Chicanos for Higher Education. Arizona Western College/Norrthern Arizona University-Yuma Chapter.

Executive Board Member. State Arizona Association of Chicanos for Higher Education.

Has been appointed to serve a Reader at the College Board’s 2007 AP Spanish Program.


2007-2008:

Proctor and grader. Arizona Classroom Teacher Spanish Proficiency Exam for bilingual teachers in Northern Arizona University-Yuma.

Spanish Advisor. Northern Arizona University-Yuma

Program Affiliate of the Women’s Studies Program at Northern Arizona University.

Northern Arizona University-Yuma Curriculum Committee Member
PERSONAL:

U. S. Citizen

Proficiency as near native in English

Native speaker of Spanish



Technology proficient


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