Ph.D, 1995, Spanish Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
M.A, 1991, Translation Studies and Comparative Literature, State University of New York, Binghamton.
M.A, 1989, Applied Linguistics, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
B.A (Licenciada), 1987, English Language and Literature, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Graduate Certificate in Translation, 1990, SUNY, Binghamton. Spanish into English; English into Spanish; literary, non-literary.
Chronology of (Academic) Employment
2010- : Professor of Spanish, The University of Arizona. 2014-, Director of Graduate Studies
2006-2010: Associate Professor of Spanish, The University of Arizona.
Spring 2006: Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish, The University of Arizona.
Spring 2005: Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish, The University of Arizona.
2002- 2006: Associate Professor of Spanish (Linguistics and Translation), Arizona State University.
1997-2002: Assistant Professor of Spanish (Linguistics and Translation), Arizona State University.
1995-97: Assistant Professor of Spanish, Indiana University, Bloomington.
2014- : Professor of Spanish, Director of Graduate Studies, The University of Arizona.
2013: Resident Director, Study Abroad Program, Summer, Alcalá de Henares, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Arizona.
2004- 2006: Director, Spanish Translation Certificate, Arizona State University.
1995-97: Faculty Course and TA Supervisor, SPAN 200 (third semester Spanish; approx.: 30 sections, 25 teaching assistants, 700 students). Indiana University, Bloomington.
1991-1995: Graduate teaching assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1994-1995: Course and TA Supervisor, SPAN 122, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1989-1990: Manager and Graduate Assistant, Translation Referral Service (TRS) & Translation Research and Instructional Program (TRIP), State University of New York at Binghamton.
1988: Research assistant, Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago English, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Professional and Consulting Experience
2006-2010: Translation Quality Assessment Project, Lead Researcher, Hablamos Juntos II, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education & Research. Written-materials (translation) advisor.
2004-present. Co-owner and president of L2 Languages. Translator, editor. Manager of translators (2004-2008).
2003-2006. Written-materials (translation) advisor for Hablamos Juntos, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (University of Southern California, School of Policy, Planning and Development and Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University).
2003-2006. Expert advisor and consultant for the Arizona Initiative, National Center for Interpretation Research, University of Arizona (funded by FIPSE). 2003-2006. Translation course design and teacher training.
1991-2004: Free-lance translator. Technical, medical, public services, government.
1990-1991: translation analyst, Xerox Corporation, Webster, NY. in-house technical translator. Systran coding and postediting.
Honors & Awards
2009 National Hispanic Medical Association, National Leadership Award (for work on translation with Hablamos Juntos).
University of Illinois’ List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by their Students 1995 (spring) 1994 (fall), 1993 (fall)
1988 Graduate Fellow, Southern Illinois University.
1987-88 ISEP (International Student Exchange Program), Southern Illinois University.
1986 University of London, Summer School Scholarship.
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