PhD Candidate, CEA, Puerto Rico; MAT, Rivier College; BA, University of Puerto Rico
About Professor Cintrón
Eric Cintrón is originally from Puerto Rico where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Puerto Rico in 2000. He then received his MAT in Spanish from Rivier College (now Rivier University) in 2004. He is currently working towards his PhD in Puerto Rican and Caribbean Literature through the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Before coming to PSU in 2006, Eric taught classes at the Tyngsboro High School, Lowell Massachusetts High School, and at Rivier College located here in New Hampshire. He also taught Spanish classes last year at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia. Most recently, Professor Cintrón spent the summer teaching at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Eric has a beautiful family including his wife and eleven year old daughter. He spends the majority of his free time reading a wide variety genres and authors; especially those which fall under his area of expertise, Caribbean Literature. Among his many other interests are watching sports and foreign films, participating in outdoor activities like snowboarding and bike riding, and spending time with his family. He also has a great passion for traveling; aside from exploring other islands in the Caribbean some of his travels have included cities such as Madrid, Toledo, Almuñéca and Granada in Spain. He has travelled to Nicaragua two years for a service-learning trip as the Advisor of the PSU Nicaragua Club.
Always striving to incorporate diversity awareness into his classroom lectures and to the University community, Eric has been an active participant for the Latin American Studies Minor Council, the President’s Commission on Diversity, International Week at PSU and for Hispanic Heritage Month activities over the past three years, including, but not limited to the coordination of performances by a group of Nicaraguan dancers; a relationship which was cultivated through the annual service trips of the Nicaragua Club. Eric has also served as the Co-Advisor to the World Language Society, promoting diversity in language and culture within and beyond the Department of Languages & Linguistics.
As a member of The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), and National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies (NAAAS & Affiliates) Professor Cintrón has participated and presented in conferences which have taken him to Denver, CO, Lexington, KY, Morganton, WV and most recently Baton Rouge, LA.