Welcome to my personal page at Seattle Pacific University. Actually, this beautiful page isn’t my creation – it is the handiwork of Mr. Dominic Williamson who designed it by tuning in to my interests, hobbies and my academic specialization in Spanish Golden Age, Colonial and contemporary Latin American literature. If you want to see what these topics mean to me, here is a video presentation. I have been teaching Spanish and Spanish literature at SPU since 2001, during which time, I’ve published a number of books and articles.
If you are a student of Spanish language, my pedagogical works will likely be of interest and value to you. They are available on Amazon.
Likewise, if you are a student or scholar, you may be interested in exploring one famous example of Golden Age Spanish poetry; I invite you to, visit this website I provided content to, in collaboration with Dr. Fred Jehle at Purdue. It contains my calligraphic rendition – and my own sound recording of the famous poem by Luis de Góngora y Argote – La fábula de Polifemo y Galatea (1613). I also invite you to view my CV by pressing the button at the left. Keep coming back, because I plan to continually improve it. If you have suggestions, e-mail me, email@example.com.
I've published three books with McGraw-Hill that will be of interest and great value to the students of Spanish. These books address three of the most troublesome areas for English speakers studying Spanish: The Subjunctive, The Pronoun System and Past Tenses. In June, 2009, after examining copies of each of my books, Bellevue Christian’s Spanish faculty contacted me to tell me they have decided to adopt all three of them for their Spanish program for grades 9-12, as well as their Advanced Placement classes – for the added value these books place on independent grammar review.
About the same time, an immersion program in Veracruz, Mexico credited my subjunctive book with motivating them to revise their curriculum with regard to that topic. The Director himself informed me they also are examining the other two books to see how they might use them to improve other aspects of their curriculum.
As the last example shows, these three books are perfect for overseas programs. Ms. Roxana Soto, a Peruvian who teaches at Shoreline Christian pointed out, native speakers of Spanish often find it difficult to effectively and concisely explain Spanish grammar and morphology to English speakers.
If you would like to discuss my books or other pedagogical issues, I would welcome the opportunity to discuss them with me. Just give me a call: 206 281 2985 or drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.