Senior Teaching Faculty, Spanish
Program Coordinator, Spanish
BA, Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia); MEd, EdD, Plymouth State University
Office: Mary Lyon Hall, room 026B
Spring office hours:
Monday – Thursday 1:00pm – 2:00pm
or by appointment
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.”
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)
SP 1015 Spanish Language & Culture Studies I
SP 1025 Spanish Language & Culture Studies II
SP 1060 Conversational Spanish I
SP 1080 Spanish for Criminal Justice I
SP 1090 Spanish for Criminal Justice II
SP 2030 Spanish Language & Culture Studies III
SP 2040 Spanish Language & Culture Studies IV
SP 3030 Advanced Spanish
SP 3140 Spanish American Culture & Civilization
SP 3190 Spanish for Business
SP 4800 Spanish Capstone