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Where Are They Now?

Examples of alumni placement:

Assistant Professor at Wichita State University

PhD Programs:

  • Texas A&M University - College Station
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Miami
  • University of Houston; Presidential Fellowship Recipients (Programs in Hispanic Studies and Communication Disorders)
  • Visiting Instructor in Spanish, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX
  • Lecturer in Arkansas State University
  • English Language Institute trainer at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

Austin ISD

Core Faculty, Griffin School, Austin

Comal ISD, Dual Credit Spanish Teacher

San Antonio ISD

Program Assistant at Avenue Community Development Corporation

Lectures/Instructors at Texas State

Program Manager/Bilingual Professional—Ameritas Hispanic Pathways – TCC Trinity River Campus (Dallas)

Court processing system as a bilingual translator for the courts in San Antonio.

Teaching Junior College

Teaching English in Spain.

University of Mary Hardin Baylor (Admin.)

Account manager at the advertising agency GSD&M in Austin.

U.S. Department of Labor

 

Among Spanish M.A. thesis titles in last 5 years:

Ida Benavides:
El Rock Argentino: Del discurso "underground" al discurso oficial
(Antonio Gragera, Thesis Committee Chair) 2009

Rebecca M. Bowman
“El delicado fulgor de las cosas": María Luisa Puga, Virginia Woolf y la interconectividad
(Blake Locklin, Thesis Committee Chair) 2010

Diva Brashear:
La literatura y las figuras históricas de la Guerra del Chaco en Bolivia
(Dr. Miriam Echeverría, Thesis Committee Chair) 2011.

Isis Campos:
La mujer poderosa en la poesía de mujer: Ana Rossetti, Carmen Burgo y Concha Méndez
(Dr. Sharon Ugalde, Thesis Committee Chair) in progress.

Lorella Di Gregorio:
Español para italianos: ¿primo hermano o falso amigo?
(Dr. Matthew Juge, Thesis Committee Chair) 2014

Isaac Martínez: (2009):
Tlatelolco 1968: Representación en testimonies, literature y medios visuals de un hecho histórico
(Dr. Miriam Echeverría, Thesis Committee Chair) 2008.

Claire Meadows:
Un nuevo acercamiento a la enseñanza de español como segunda lengua: El Modelo Neurocognitivo
(Antonio Gragera, Thesis Committee Chair) 2009

Erin Mursch:
Two Approaches to Teaching Spanish Object Pronouns in the Second Language Classroom (Antonio Gragera, Thesis Committee Chair) 2010

Pilar Leoni-Lanz:
El cuento infantil hispano y su estructura narrativa
(Dr. Sharon Ugalde, Thesis Committee Chair) 2012

Dennys Pérez Obregón
La evolución del papel del lector en la novelística de Vargas Llosa
(Thesis Committee Chair, Dr. Sharon Ugalde) In progress.

Randal Scarmardo:
La España de Alvah Bessie. Dissertation in progress at the Universidad de Cádiz
(Dr. Lucy Harney—Expert International Professor) In progress

María Juanita Vargas:
La memoria histórica en Cinco horas con Mario (1966) y Si te dicen que caí (1973) de Juan Marsé (Dr. Nieves Pujalte, Thesis Committee Chair) 2014

Julio Verdi:
Causas de la tiranía vista desde la estética de Valle-Inclán en Tirano Banderas
(Dr. Miriam Echeverría, Thesis Committee Chair) 2013

Carolina Wilson:
Cruz de olvido y Managua, Salsa City: Devórame otra vez: El reflejo de los rastrojos de la violencia en la nueva realidad urbana de la Centroamérica de posguerra (Dr. Sharon Ugalde, Thesis Committee Chair) 2011

Allison Yakel:
Adult Literacy Among the Hispanic Population of Central Texas: Opportunities, Challenges, and Outcomes (Dr. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya, Thesis Committee Chair) 2014