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SUSAN R. WEHLING
Associate Professor, Spanish
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia 31698
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ACADEMIC DEGREES

PHD, Latin American Literature,
University of Cincinnati McMicken College of Arts and Sciences,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221, June 1992.

MA, Spanish Civilization, and Culture,
University of Cincinnati McMicken College of Arts and Sciences,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45521, June 1986.

BA, Sociology, Arizona State University,
College of Arts and Sciences,
Tempe, Arizona, 85020, June 1981.

Center for Human Potential,
Technical and Language Skills Training Program,
Alajuela, Cosat Rica, 1982.

University of Edinburgh,
Year Abroad Program in Sociology and Political Science,
Edinburgh, Scotland, 1979-80.

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HONORS AND GRANTS

Georgia Humanities Council grant for, “Hispanic Heritage Month: Focus on Farm workers,” September, 2002. ($2,000)

USG Teaching and Learning Grant for the program, “Connecting Teachers and Technology,” 1999-2000. ($20,000)

USG Teaching and Learning Grant for the program, "Articulation, Acquisition, and Technology; Foreign Language Education Workshops," 1998-99.

Georgia Humanities council Grant for, "Death and Culture: Traditions is South Georgia Communities," November, 1998.

Valdosta State University Faculty Development Fund Grant Recipient, Apr '97, May '97, Oct '97, May '98, Nov '98 Mar '99 Mar '00 Mar '01 Mar '02.

Georgia Humanities Council grant for, "A Celebration of the Caribbean Arts Conference," May 1996.

U.G.S. Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, 1984-1989.

University Research Council Grant, 1988.

Public Access Grant [Broadcast series of 13 documentaries, "Our Southern Neighbors"] 1986.

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TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Acting Head, Associate Professor, Spanish. 2000-2002
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia, 31698

Assistant Professor, Spanish 1996 to 1999.
Valdosta State University,
Valdosta, GA 31698

Director, Valdosta State University Guadalajara Study Abroad Program in Mexico, 1997 to present.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish 1994-1996
Teaching responsibilities included Elementary and Intermediate level courses in Spanish. Ohio University 220 Ellis Hall, Modern Languages, Athens, OH 45701.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish, 1992-1994.
Teaching responsibilities included Elementary and Intermediate language courses and an Intermediate Latin American Literature course. Miami University, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Oxford, Ohio 45056.

Assistant Professor, Spanish, 1989-1992.
I was in charge of the Spanish Program. I taught from 4-6 classes per semester from Elementary to Advanced Spanish, Latin American and Spanish Civilization and Culture, and Latin American and Spanish Literature. Department of Foreign Languages, Averett College, Danville, Virginia 24541.

Graduate Teching Assistant, Spanish, 1985-1989.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221.

Lecturer Adjunct, Spanish, 1985-1988, 1992-1994.
Department of Modern Languages.
Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio 45234.

Community Organizer-Educator, U.S. Peace corps, 1982-84.
Ministry of Agriculture, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador, South America .

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SCHOLARSHIP: REFEREED CONFERENCES

“Working with the Migrant Community: Service Learning, Second Language Acquisition, and a Change of Ethics,” Georgia Southern University Conference on Latin America, March 2003.

“Technology-infused Pedagogy,”  SCOLT Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  March 2002.

"Spanish and Service-Learning," Communities and connections, SCOLT Annual Conference, Virgina Beach, 1999.

"Students, Salsa, and Service: Working with Migrant Students," The Winds of Change, ACTFEL, Chicago, Nov. 1998.

"Typewriters, Guns, and Roses: Sabrina Berman's Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda," 50th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY April 14-16, 1997.

"A Stage of Their Own," Conference on Hispanic Women Dramatists, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 5-8, 1995. "Games Women Play and the Rules They Break: Latinas and the Stage."

"Prostitution and Patriarchy in Beatriz Mosquera's La Irredenta." Louisiana State University Foreign Language and Literature Conference La Chispa, Baton Rouge, February 10-12, 1994.

"Feminist Discourse in Latin American Women Playwrights." University of Kentucky, Lexington, 46th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 24, 1993.

"Feminist Visions in Carmen Bollousa's Cocinar hombres." University of Cincinnati, Romance Languages and Literatures Conference, May 1991.

"The Re-structureing of History in Isidora Aguirre's El Retablo de Yumbel," University of Cincinnati, Romance languages and Literatures Conference, May 1990.

"The Production of Woman in Latin American Discourse as Seen in the Play El eterno femenino." West Virginia University, Morgantown, Fifteenth Annual Colloquium on Literature and film, October 1990.

"Tristana; Myth and Reality in 19th Century Spain." University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Women's Studies Conference, May 1987.

Chaired Sessions: University of San Francisco, Hispanic Locations conference, 1997, Valdosta State University Women's conference, 1997, University of Cincinnati, A Stage of One' Own Conference, 1995, University of Cincinnati, Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, 1985-1993.

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SCHOLARSHIP: INVITED CONFERENCES

“"...y me indentifiqué," A Lacanian Reading of Enrique Giordano’s El mapa de Amsterdam,” University of Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, May, 2000.

"Age and Aging in Sabina Berman's Lunas," Hispanic Cultural Locations Conference, san Francisco, California, Oct. 10-12, 1997.

"La perspectiva femenista en Trescientos millones de Roberto Arlt." University of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Conference on Theater, October 1988.

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SCHOLARSHIP: REFEREEED PUBLICATIONS

“Students, Salsa, and Service: Working with Migrant Students,” Dimensions ’99.

"Typewriters, Guns, and, and Roses: Sabina Berman's Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda," Letras femeninas, Spring, 1999.

"Cocinar hombres: Radical Feminist Discourse." Gestos, vol.3, Nov. 1993.

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SCHOLARSHIP: PUBLICATIONS UNDER SUBMISSION

"Prostitution and Patriarchy in Beatriz Mosquera's La Irredenta,"  Under consideration for publication in Latin American Theater Review.

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COURSES TAUGHT
  1. Beginning Spanish
  2. Intermediate Spanish
  3. Spanish Composition and Conversation with a service-learning component
  4. Advanced Spanish Composition and conversation
  5. Spanish conversation
  6. Introduction Hispanic Literature
  7. Introduction to Peninsular Literature
  8. Introduction to Hispanic Civilization and culture
  9. Latin American Civilization and culture I, II
  10. Introduction to Latin American Studies Perspectives Course
  11. Community Practicum in Spanish
  12. Study Abroad Practicum
  13. Hispanic Theatre
  14. Survey of Latin American Literature, II
  15. Foreign Language Methodology
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UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Valdosta State University Ohio Univeristy Miami University Averett College University of Cincinnati
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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Participant,  “All of One Nation Conference”, American Council on Education, Oct. 21, 2001, in Diversity training workshop, attended sessions on Latino retention and minority faculty.

Director, Valdosta State University Mexico Study Abroad Program, 1997 to present.

Assistant Editor, Cincinnati Romance Review, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221.

PRAXIS II test advisee, Atlanta, GA, January 1997.

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INVITED LECTURES

"Service-learning in the Spanish Classroom," Ware County High School, 1998.

"Students, Salsa, and Service: Working with Migrant Families," Brown Bag Series, VSU, Nov. 1997.

"Liberation Theology," Unitarian Church, Valdosta, GA Oct. 1997.

"Liberation Theology," Christ Episcopal Church, Valdosta, GA, Oct. 1997.

"Welcome Address to New Faulty," Valdosta State University, Sept. 1997.

"The Importance of Research at the Undergraduate level," Plenary Session, Conference of Undergraduate Research, VSU, May 1997.

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SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

AMIGOS of South Georgia, Committee Member, 1999-Present.

Project Change Multi-Cultural Conference Committee, 2000-Present.

Community Liaison, Migrant families, 1997 to present.

Task Force on Emergency Childcare, 1998 to present.

Spanish teacher, Sallas Mahone, Mrs. Orr's Kindergarten class, 1998 to present.

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RESIDENCIES AND TRAVEL ABROAD
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BIOGRAPHICAL

Home Address: 2410 Georgia Ave., Valdosta, GA 31602 (229) 249-9445.

Directors of Doctoral Dissertation: Dr. Enrique Giordano and Dr. Sandra Cypess.

Citizenship: U.S.A.

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PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES
  1. Dr. Enrique Giordano
    Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures,
    University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221.
    (513) 556-6000.

  2. Dr. Manuel Cachán
    Dept. of Moderan and Classical Languages
    Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698
    (912) 333-5948

  3. Dr. Daniel Torres and Dr. José Delgado
    Dept. of Modern Languages, 220 Ellis Hall
    Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701
    (614) 593-0872
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