Wilson A. Garcia

Wilson GarciaBA, Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia); MEd, EdD, Plymouth State University

Email: wagarcia@plymouth.edu

About Professor Garcia

Wilson A. Garcia earned his bachelor’s degree in foreign languages from the University of Antioquia in Colombia (1997), received his MEd for teacher certification in Spanish (2007), his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (2010), and his Doctor of Education degree (2015) from Plymouth State University.

He teaches Spanish language courses at all levels, from Fundamentals of 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.

Dr. 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.”

Publications

Garcia, W. (2002). Huesitos. Hispanic Culture Review, (8), 24-27.

Garcia, W. (2016). El arte de caminar por los tejados (The art of walking on rooftops) in the Sherezade Project (University of Manitoba, Canada).

Representative Conference Papers

Interethnic conflict in al-Andalus: The Muladi Revolt of 880 (Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Keene State College, NH, 2016)

Teacher Quality in Latin American and the Caribbean (Latin American Studies Association, LASA, San Juan, PR, 2015)

Administrator contributing factors of Hispanic graduation (Doctoral Conference on Leadership and Learning, Rivier University, NH, 2015)

Neurodevelopmental Approach in the Second Language Classroom (Fostering Student Learning in the 21rst Century Symposium, Center for School Success, NH, 2014)

La identidad antillana en el contexto migratorio hacia los Estados Unidos en el cuento Encancaranublado de la autora Ana Lydia Vega (ALDEEU Conference, Saint Augustine, FL, 2013)

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

Palenquero: Lengua criolla afrocolombiana (NHAWLT, Meredith, NH, 2008)

Zoot suit riots: Awakening of Chicano consciousness (West Virginia University, WV, 2008)

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