Ph.D. (ABD) and M.A. from The University of Utah. Alex's areas of research and interest include: literary analysis and criticism; theories and methods of acquiring and teaching a second language, learning theories and social implications of pedagogical techniques, human rights and social justice. He has led several study trips abroad to Mexico and Spain and is very involved with international and language fairs.
Students in his classes and department have the opportunities to have a true:
- language acquisition experience
- authentic-native Spanish language and materials
- to be exposed to a variety of cultural experiences and/or events
- be able to develop an appreciation and respect for the culture and its peoples.
I came to Carroll in 1995. I have enjoyed the casual, yet, demanding academic atmosphere created by our students, faculty, staff, and our community at large. I also like the size of our classes and the unique interaction we develop with our students.
Beginning Spanish classes. It still amazes me to see how students are able to comprehend current articles and effectively communicate ideas and discuss contemporary issues in Spanish within their first semester. They are able to achieve this following the methodology used in their Spanish Acquisition classes. Truly amazing!