Mauricio Nava

Mauricio Nava

Associate Professor of Language & Culture

Year Started at GU: 2014
Phone: 618.664.6806
Email: mauricio.nava@greenville.edu
Areas of Responsibility:

Teach Spanish and French courses. Coordinate the Spanish program. Advise students majoring and minoring in Spanish and French. Collaborate with colleagues in the Dept. of LLC.

Education:

• Ed.D. Education Administration, Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Dec. 2011.
Dissertation: “School Climate and the Relationship to Student Learning of Hispanic 10th Grade Students in Arizona Schools.”
• Master of Liberal Arts, Minnesota State University, Moorhead 1997. Emphasis on Hispanic Studies.
• B.A., December 1993 Concordia College - Moorhead, Minnesota. Magna Cum Laude Majors: SPANISH – FRENCH.
• Diplôme d’Étude de la Langue Française au Degré Supérieur from the Institut Français d’Amérique Latine (Mexique), République Française, 1988. 
• Histoire Général de France I, cours universitaire de la Sorbonne de Paris, 1988.
• Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - Iztapalapa. Ciencies Políticas, 1990.
• Insituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA) - México, 1987.

Born and raised in Mexico City up to college age. Born in historical town of Mixiuca, a town near Mexico City with a proud Aztec heritage, near a chapel ordered built by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés. During the summers he lives in Mexico City area with his two children, Emmanuel and Elisa and wife Faith Marie while serving on United World Mission's Avance ministry. Extensive travel on academic and mission trips to various countries. Loves being with family and friends, outdoors, meeting new people and encountering different cultures, biking, camping, fishing, nature walks. He especially loves to evangelize among Latinos, and share the good news that Jesus Christ is the only Lord and Savior who died for our sins.

Courses

SPN 101, FRN 101, SPN 370.

Publications and Presentations

Conferences:
• "Viviendo y reviviendo el pasado" Avance Spanish Language Educators Conference, July, 2014, Mexico City.
• "El balance entre el Enfoque Comunicativo y el TPR" Avance Spanish Language Educators Conference, July, 2014, Mexico City.
• “La lírica urbana y folklórica como huella de la literatura popular mexicana,” at the Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Cartagena, Colombia, March 2014.
• "Eneseñando el modo verbal subjuntivo a estudiantes de español como segunda lengua," Avance Spanish Language Educators Conference, July, 2013, Mexico City.
• "Las diferencias en los tiempos verbales en pasado para estudiantes de español como segunda lengua." Avance Spanish Language Educators Conference, July, 2013, Mexico City.
• "Pedagogía del idioma español como segunda lengua." Avance Spanish Language Educators Conference, July, 2013, Mexico City.
• “Juan Rulfo y Elena Poniatowska, una vislumbre de género a la literatura mexicana,” at the Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, March 2013.

Publications:
• (2014, January). School Climate and the Relationship to Student Learning of Hispanic 10th Grade Students in Arizona Schools. Journal of Arts and Humanities (JAH). 3(01).
• (2012, December). Visiting Spanish Professor. Frontline Focus. 42(02).

Professional Affiliations

Int. Congress of Spanish Literature.
Sigma Delta Pi, National Spanish Honor Society.
Home Schooling Association

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