Wilson A. Garcia

Wilson Garcia

Contract Faculty, Spanish

BA, Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia); MEd, Plymouth State University
Email: wagarcia@plymouth.edu

About Professor Garcia

Wilson A. Garcia graduated in Foreign Languages from the University of Antioquia in Colombia (1997), received his M.Ed. for teacher certification in Spanish (2007), and his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (2010) from Plymouth State University. He is currently completing his Doctor of Education degree also at PSU.

He teaches Spanish language courses at all levels, from Continuing Spanish to Survey of Literary Masterpieces of Spain II. In addition, he offers Hispanic Culture in the US and Survey of US-Latino Literature in English.

Mr. Garcia says “As a learner of English, I am aware about the frustration and difficulties that students sometimes face during their learning process. Therefore, I am always looking to help them overcome these cultural and linguistic barriers in a friendly and enriching way.”

Professor Garcia enjoys outdoors activities, reading and listening to music. His research interests include Hispanics in the United States, Medieval Spain, and Latin America past and present.

Publications

“No Limits to His World.” A featured interview in The Plymouth Magazine (Plymouth State University, spring 2006) http://www.plymouth.edu/magazine/969/no-limits-to-his-world/

“Learning Through Culture.” A featured interview in The Clock (Plymouth State University, November 4, 2005) http://www.theclockonline.com/2.9473/learning-through-culture-1.1351646

“Huesitos” (2008). Hispanic Culture Review, VIII ,p.p  24-27 and (2003) short stories anthology, Proyecto Sherezade. http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~fernand4/huesitos.html

Translations

Proposal for Research on Canada Warblers in Ecuador by Reitsma and Marra” (Department of Biological Sciences, Plymouth State University and Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, 2008)

Applications from Sani Lodge Exchange Program, Ecuador” (Department of Biological Sciences, Plymouth State University, 2008)

Recent presentations

“Understanding Hispanic/Latino Students” (Faculty Week, Plymouth State University, 2012)

“Life in Colombia” (Campton Elementary School, 2012)

“The Dream Act” (NH Multicultural Affairs Consortium, Plymouth State University, 2010)

“Understanding Hispanic Immigration in the United States” (Scholarly Dialogue, Plymouth State University, 2010)

“Re-constructing the Moor: Christian visions of Islamic Spain” (Medieval Forum, Plymouth State University, 2010)

Awards or recognition

2007                Plymouth State University Academic Scholarship

2006-07         Plymouth State University M.Ed. Teaching Fellowship

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