Member of the Diversity Committee 2009-present
Work with team of faculty, students and staff to serve the University’s goal of increasing the social diversity of the campus.
Member of the Informal Committee on Teaching 2006-present
Plan and schedule talks and round tables on issues concerning teaching at UPS, where guest speakers as well as members of the committee join in the discussions.
Member of Pierce Lecture in the Arts Review Committee 2003-Present
Suggest and evaluate possible speakers for the Lecture series. Past speakers include Philip Glass, and Twyla Tharp, and Sherman Alexie will be the Spring 2009 speaker.
Member of multiple FL Search Committees 2000-present
Participate in selection of candidates, MLA and campus interviews, plan and attend teaching demos and scholarly talks, and other activities associated with the hiring of many permanent and temporary positions in Spanish and the other languages.
Freshman Adviser 2000-present
Offer freshmen direction in the choice of classes, and insight into the nature and importance of a University education.
Member of Latin American Studies Advisory Committee 2000-present
Help create curriculum, design courses, and promote the minor throughout the campus. Team- taught LAS 100 with program director (2004 and 2005).
Participant in Spanish House Program 1999-present
Help select students, meet with residents to plan and organize activities, attend conversation hours and other events, such as movie night and progressive dinner.
FLL Department Chair 2006-2009
Managed the budget and the schedule; supervised staff and work study students; led faculty and staff searches, conducted class observations, headed faculty reviews, served as liaison between faculty and administration.
On-site reviewer of Study Abroad Programs June 2009
Traveled to Quito, Perú and Buenos Aires, Argentina to review and evaluate existing programs in order to assess their continued suitability for Puget Sound students.
Member of review board for the Office of International Programs Spring 2009
Helped assess the effectiveness of the international education office and prepare the review report.
Member of evaluation committee for sabbatical applications Fall 2008
Reviewed applications and approved sabbatical fellowships for 2009-2010
Prelude Program Instructor Summer 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007
Help to initiate new students into the academic community at UPS, by critically engaging college-level materials drawn from a variety of disciplines.
Member of Academic Standards Committee 2004-2007
Reviewed academic policies, examined students’ records, and heard petitions.
Advisor to the Honor Court and Member of the Integrity Code Board 2000-2006
Provided a setting to hear and establish the facts in case of a violation of the Code, determined responsibility for alleged violations, and recommended sanctions.
Presenter at Fall Family Weekend October 2005
Represented FLL department and gave presentation to parents and students
Participant on Site Visit for Study Abroad Program August 2004
Traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico and met with PLU and UPS faculty members to tour the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca and examine its suitability as site of study abroad program.
Faculty Sponsor for Student Internship Spring 2004
Sponsored a student’s initiative to do a cooperative education placement with the Centro Latino, discussing the experience and evaluating student’s learning.
Honor Thesis Reader 2003- 2004
Read and provided suggestions to Demetra Panagakos ’04 on her thesis titled “Empowering the Latino Immigrant Community through Education”.
Honor Thesis Director 2002-2003
Provided guidance and critical help to Kathy Heimann ‘03 on the writing of her thesis titled “Three generations: The Changing Roles of Women in The Back Room by Carmen Martín Gaite”.
Member of Faculty Planning Group Summer 2002
Met with president Pierce, dean Cooney and group of faculty to discuss initiatives geared to achieve goals proposed in the document “Strategic Priorities: Goals for this Decade”.
Textbook reviewer for McGraw-Hill Higher Education Spring 2002
Examined and wrote a critical review of Imágenes de España. Panorama de la formación de España y de las culturas hispánicas, a textbook on Spanish culture and civilization being considered by McGraw-Hill to be distributed in the U.S.
Participant in New Faculty Orientation Program August 2001
Provided perspective of a third-year faculty member on what it is like to work at UPS.
Panelist at John Wiley’s Focus Group at AATSP Conference July 2001
Discussed current issues and concerns in the field of introductory/Intermediate Spanish
Member of the Library, Media and Academic Computing Committee Spring 2001
Provided advice on the role of computing in support of the academic program; helped the library and academic computing plan the development and integration of their services.
Session Chair at ALFH Conference Fall 2000
Introduced speakers and led group discussion on “Representation, Fantasy and Cultural Identity in Ferre and Ocampo’ works” at the Toronto conference.
Student Teacher University Supervisor (UN Omaha) 1996-1998
Observed student teachers in school activities and provided evaluation information to the coordinator of Student Teaching in the College of Education.
Member of the FL Department Language Lab Committee (UN Omaha) 1996-1998
Held monthly meetings, and allocated the lab maintenance and purchasing budget.
Proctor for Spanish 202 (UN Lincoln) 1995-1996
Supervised the formatting of all course materials, planned weekly meetings and coordinated the preparation of exams and quizzes.
Research Assistant to the Coordinator for Spanish 202 (UN Lincoln) Spring 1995
Participated in workshops, visited classes, held weekly meetings, coordinated practicum’s and wrote examinations.
Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (UN Lincoln) 1995-97
Revised and corrected articles for publication in JILS.