Doctoral Candidate in Spanish

Instructor of Spanish at the University of South Carolina

HPAC 229, department of Fine Arts, Languages, and Literatures

100 Vanderbilt Lane H-11
Spartanburg, SC 29301

Ph: (864) 503-5972 (office)
      (864) 587-1950 (home)



1999 Doctoral Candidate in Hispanic Literatures, Florida State University (ABD).

Major: Spanish-American Literatures.
Minor: Anthropology
Major Director: Dr. Juan Carlos Galeano
Minor Director: Dr. Mary Pohl.


“En la extrema marginalidad: la novela guineoecuatoriana”. A study of novels from Equatorial Guinea, only Spanish speaking country in sub-Saharan Africa. Framed in post-colonial theory, and intercultural studies.

1996 M. A. in Spanish, Florida International University, Miami.

1995 B. A. in Spanish, Florida International University, Miami.

1994 A. A. in Teaching, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami.

1973 Studies in Journalism and Archaeology, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Teaching Employment

2000-Present: Instructor of Spanish. University of South Carolina-Spartanburg.
1999-2000  Instructor of Spanish. Clemson University.    Clemson, SC.
1997-1999 Teaching Assistant. Florida State University. Tallahassee, Fl.
1995-1997 Teaching Assistant. Florida international University. Miami, Fl.
1994-1996 Spanish Instructor. Dade County Public School System. Miami, Fl.
1975-1976 Theater Instructor. Universidad Técnica de Manabí. Portoviejo. Ecuador.


2000 State of Florida. Professional and Business Regulation Office, Tallahassee, Fl. Translation from English to Spanish of professional examinations such as construction trades beauty trades, and others.

1998-2000 State of Florida. Health Resources and Services (HRS), Tallahassee, Fl. Translation from English to Spanish of professional medical examinations.

1998 Private Industry. Tallahassee, Fl. Translation from Spanish to English of bidding basis for offshore oil platforms building. From English to Spanish of bidding documents.


1979-1984 Manager Financing, for Consorcio de Seguros Santiago. Santiago, Chile.

1974-1975 Editor for MP Producciones, Quito, Ecuador. Job consisted in publishing the national medical magazine.


2001 Grants from TAPS to attend Professional Conferences. USCS.
2001 Appretiation Awards from Hispanic Awareness Association and Diversity Task Force. USCS.
1997 Graduate Representative to the Spanish Division Committee. Florida State University.

1996 Sponsorship and grant to attend Conferences. Graduate Students Association. Dean of College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Modern Languages. Florida International University. Miami (Fl).

1995 Chairperson for the Boundary Committee at Ben Sheppard Elementary and Ben Sheppard Annex, Hialeah (Fl). Elected as PTA representative.

1971-1973 Vice-President. Asociación Nacional de Teatro Aficionado de Chile (ANTACH). Universidad Católica de Chile. Santiago, Chile. Sponsored by the Outreach Program of the University.



Cíclope. Short story. Florida International University, Miami.

Encuentos y Desensueños. Short stories collection.


2000 “Language in Contact: Sports Broadcasts in the Spanish TV, in the USA”.II Blue Ridge International Conference in the Humanities and the Arts (BRICHA). April 13-16
 Appalachian State University. Boone, NC.

1998 “El pastor y su rebaño: algunos elementos de la
poética de Lezama Lima”. Annual Conference of Hispanic Literatures. University of Kentucky.

1996 “El feminismo histórico de Isabel Allende”. Special Topics. Annual Conference for the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Orlando (Fl).

1996 “Reciclando el mito: ‘Paula’, de Isabel Allende y los misterios de Eleusis”. The XX Conference in Hispanics Literatures. Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

1995 “Las ruinas circulares, de Borges y la literatura onírica”. Grauate Students Symposium in Contemporary and Peninsular Narrative. University of Miami (Fl).


1999: Director of Spanish Play at Clemson University.      Clemson, SC. “El hombre que se convirtió en perro”.

1997-1999: Actor and Director. Teatro Latino, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl. “La guerra como consecuencia” (comedy, acting). “Los vendidos” (comedy, acting and directing).

1976: Founder and Director. Teatro Estudiantil, Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Portoviejo (Ecuador).

1969-1973: Founder, Performer, and Director. Taller de teatro Michimalonco. Universidad de Chile, Santiago (Chile).

 Courses Taught:


 SSPN-102 Elementary Spanish II
 SSPN-121 Elementary Spanish for Students with some background in the language.
 SSPN-201 Intermediate Spanish I
 SSPN-202 Intermediate Spanish II
 SSPN-308 Business Spanish
 SSPN-453 Romance Linguistics (Spanish)
 SFRN-453 Romance Linguistics (French)
 SSPN-310 Conversational Spanish

Clemson University:

 SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I
 SPAN-102 Elementary Spanish II
 SPAN-201 Intermediate Spanish I
 SPAN-202 Intermediate Spanish II
 SPAN-299 Spanish Play

Florida State University:

 SPN-1120 Elementary Spanish I
 SPN-1121 Elementary Spanish II
 SPN-2200 Intermediate Spanish

Florida International University:

 SPN-1120 Elementary Spanish I
 SPN-1121 Elementary Spanish II

Courses for Summer 2001 at Converse College

 Spanish 101
 Spanish 102
 Survey of Spanish Literature (in translation)


Coordinator for Interpreting Services at the III Pan American Games for the Blind. Spartanburg, SC. Summer 2001.

Member of USCS Diversity Task Force.

Advisor for “Sigma, Delta, Pi”, Spanish National Honor Society. Clemson chapter. Clemson University.

Interpreter for Clemson Health Program to the Community. An effort to reach out for migrant agricultural workers.