Honors Received and Service Rendered


Academic Honors

DATE HONOR
2004-05 Departmental Nominee for the Researcher of the Year Award, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), Utah State University
2003-04 Academic year sabbatical leave, Utah State University
1998-99 Recipient of the Researcher of the Year Award, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), Utah State University
1996-97 Recipient of Mortar Board “Top Prof” award, Utah State University
1996-97 Two quarters’ sabbatical leave, Utah State University
1989-90 Departmental Nominee for the Researcher of the Year Award, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), Utah State University
1988-89 Departmental Nominee for the Researcher of the Year Award, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), Utah State University
1979-80 Yale University Fellow, 1979-80
1977-79 NDFL (Title VI) Fellow, Yale University
25 May 77 Phi Kappa Phi, University of Utah
26 May 76 Phi Beta Kappa, University of Utah


Committee Service

DATE COMMITTEE
2006-09 Member of Tenure and Promotion Committee for Cacilda Rêgo (Portuguese)
2005-09 Chair of Tenure and Promotion Committee for Javier Domínguez García (Spanish)
2005-08 Member of Promotion Committee for Renate Posthofen (German)
2003-08 Chair of Promotion Committee for Isela Chiu-Olivares (Spanish)
2003-08 Chair of Tenure and Promotion Committee for Sarah Gordon (French)
2004-07 Chair of Tenure and Promotion Committee for María Luisa Spicer-Escalante (Linguistics)
2004-07 Member of Departmental Awards Committee
2000-07 Coordinator of Spanish Section, Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Speech Communication
1997-07 Member of Language Laboratory Task Force
1987-07 Co-Chair with Isela Chiu-Olivares of Studies Overseas In Spanish (SOIS) Committee
2005-06 Member of Departmental Colloquium Committee
2005-06 Chair of Portuguese Search Committee
2004-06 Member of Tenure and Promotion Committee for J.P. Spicer-Escalante (Spanish)
2004-06 Member of Promotion Committee for John Seiter (Speech Communication)
1998-04 Member of Tenure and Promotion Committee for Kevin Krogh (Spanish)
2002-03 Chair of Spanish Search Committee
2001-03 Member of Tenure and Promotion Committee for Karen Daly (Spanish)
2000-03 Member of Professional Responsibilities and Policies Committee of USU Faculty Senate
2001-02 Member of Promotion Committee for Fran Tichner, History
1998-02 Chair of Tenure and Promotion Committee for María de Jesús Cordero (Spanish)
2000-01 Member of Spanish Search Committee
1996-01 Member of Tenure and Promotion Committee for David Weiland (History)
1999-00 Faculty Advisor for Costa Rica Program
1999-00 Chair of Spanish Search Committee
1998-00 Member of Tenure and Promotion Committee for Vincent Martin (Spanish)
1997-00 Member of Departmental Policies Committee (Acting Chair 1999-2000)
1999 College of HASS representative to USU Educational Policy Committee (EPC) and Curriculum Subcommittee
1998 Member of Distance Education Task Force of USU Faculty Senate
1991-97 Chair of Tenure and Promotion Committee for Kevin Krogh (Spanish)
1995-97 Member of Doctoral Committee for Donna Morocco (Instructional Technology)
1995-97 Vice-Chair of Technology Task Force, College of HASS
1991-97 Member (twice Acting Chair) of Tenure and Promotion Committee for Dr. Fuencisla Zomeño (Spanish)
1995-96 Chair of Search Committee for two openings in Spanish (Spanish)
1994-96 Member of Graduate Committee for Robin Murdock (Theater Arts)
1994-95 Member of Provost Search Committee
1991-92 Member of Search Committee for Dean of the College of HASS
1991-92 Member of of Tenure and Promotion Committee for Frances Titchner (History)
1988-92 Member of Curriculum Committee, College of HASS
1990-91 Member of Doctoral Committee for Carolyn Thorsen (Instructional Technology)
1989-91 Member of Faculty Research Grant Committee, College of HASS
1986-87 Member of Course Change Committee, Albion College
1984-87 Member of Off-Campus Studies Advisory Committee, Albion College (1984-86 Chair)
1983-87 Member of Computer Advisory Committee, Albion College (1984-85 Chair)
1984-86 Member of Budget, Salaries & Benefits Committee, Albion College
1979-80 Member of Graduate Studies Committee for Spanish and Portuguese, Yale University
1979-80 Member of Portuguese Studies Committee, Yale University


Other Service

DATE SERVICE
2001-09 Faculty Advisor for USU Sailing Club
2003-04 Director of USU “Studies Overseas In Spanish” program in Valparaíso, Chile
2000-03 College of HASS representative to USU Faculty Senate
1999-00 Faculty Advisor to USU Study Abroad’s “Intensive First-Year Spanish” program in San José, Costa Rica
1997-98 Member of Technology Consultant Board, Holt, Rinehart and Winston Publishers
1992-98 College of HASS representative to USU Faculty Senate
1995-96 Director of USU “Studies Overseas In Spanish” program in Segovia, Spain
1990-95 Associate Editor of Hispania for the section “Computers in Research and Teaching”
1992-93 Director of USU “Winter Quarter in México” program in Mérida, Yucatán
1991-93 President of Tau Eta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi
1991-93 Public Relations Officer of USU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi
1988-93 President of USU Macintosh Users Group
1990-91 Director of USU “Winter Quarter in México” program in Mérida, Yucatán
1988-91 Advisor for Undeclared Majors, USU College of HASS
1984-90 Editorial Assistant of Hispania for the section “Computers in Research and Teaching”
1988-89 Co-Director of USU “Winter Quarter in México” program in Mérida, Yucatán
1986-87 President of Michigan Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
1981-87 Director of Foreign Languages in the Elementary Schools (FLES) in Albion community
1981-87 Faculty advisor for off-campus programs in Bogotá, Colombia; Guadalajara, México; San José, Costa Rica; and Sevilla, Spain
1981-87 Supervisor for language T.A.s, Albion College
1985-86 Vice President of Michigan Chapter of AATSP
1984-86 Acting Director of Off-Campus Programs, Albion College
1983-84 President of Alpha of Michigan Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Albion College
1983-84 Faculty advisor for International Club, Albion College
1980-81 Faculty advisor for Spanish Club, Wittenberg University


Grants Awarded

DATE GRANT
1993-94 Educational Technology Initiative (ETI) Grant, State of Utah, to equip, install, and supervise the use of computers and software in the USU Language Laboratory to enhance the foreign language curriculum.
1992-93 Curriculum Development Grant, Utah State University, to create interactive software for Latin American topics.
1988-89 Faculty Research Grant, Utah State University, to develop an interactive, hypertext anthology of Latin American poetry.
1984-85 Faculty Development Grant, Albion College, to be trained as an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Examiner (certified 1 Feb 86)
1983-84 Faculty Development Grant, Albion College, to create a series of computerized language drills
1982-83 Mellon Foundation Grant, Albion College, to conduct literary research in Argentina