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M. Estrella Sotomayor

Senior Lecturer

Room: Curtin Hall, Room 702
Phone: (414) 229-4257
e-mail: mes4@uwm.edu
Curriculum Vita: pdf (31kb)

Education:

M.A., Foreign Languages and Literature (Spanish Concentration), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1996
B.A., Spanish Literature and Women's Studies (Certificate), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1994

Research Interests:

Health, Social Services, and Law Enforcement in relation to Hispanics in the U.S.
Service Learning
Instructional and Professional Development
Culture, Gender, and National Identity
Online Instruction Pedagogy

Courses Taught:

Spanish 103, 104, 203 and 204
Intensive Spoken Spanish 110, 111 and 210
Advanced Grammar
Advanced Composition
Advanced Capstone - Senior Thesis Conversation
Puerto Rican Culture
Spanish Weekend Immersion
Spanish for Health Professionals I
                      Spanish for Health Professionals II (On-line)
Health Issues in the Hispanic World
Expressing Independence: Politics, Art, and Women in Latin America (Freshman Seminar)
  Bridging the Local and Global: Service Learning Milwaukee and Oaxaca (Overseas Program)
Language Immersion (School of Business Administration Chile Program)
EMMPAK Instructional Project (Language Instruction for Company Employees)

Other Relevant Activities:

UWM Study Abroad Program in Madrid, 2010
Overseas Program, Bridging the Local and Global: Service Learning Milwaukee and Oaxaca (2004-2006)
Resident Director, The Chile Study Program (2002)
Organizer, "Teaching Professional Spanish: Challenges and New Directions" (2001)
Contributor, Curriculum Articulation Project, UW-System (2000-2001)

Awards and Honors

Scholarships and Fellowships:
University of Wisconsin System, Office of Professional and Instructional Development: “Faculty College 2001”
American Association of University Women Scholarship, 1992

Awards and Honors:
UW System- Women of Color in Education, 2011
UWM Academic Staff Outstanding Performance Award, 2007
Sigma Delta Pi Academic Honor Society, 2003
Phi Kappa Phi- Academic Honor Society, 1996

Publications:

Essays:
Writing in a Foreign Language: What Teaching Approach Helps Non-Native Students Acquire Better Writing Skills? Schroeder, C. and Ciccone, A. Eds. Learning in Context: The Diversity of SOTL Inquiry.  UWM Center for Instructional and Professional Development, (2006): 21-38

Translations (editor):
"Milwaukee Transportation Partners."  I-94 North-South Corridor Newsletter. Multicultural Marketing & Communication, 2006.

“Foster and Williams Visual Communication Campus.”  Trans. Noé Martínez.  Technical Assistance & Leadership Center and Milwaukee Public Schools, 2004.

“Parent Checklist for Finding a School.”  Trans. Noé Martínez.  Technical Assistance & Leadership Center and Milwaukee Public Schools, 2004.

“A Self-Help Guide: Where to go in Milwaukee for Help with a Drug or Alcohol Problem.”  Trans. Wilberto Álvaro and Wilda Rosario.  Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research: A Wisconsin Non-Profit Public/Private Partnership.  2002.

Translations (solo):
Leal, Luis.  “Mexico’s Centrifugal Culture.” Discourse 18 (1995): 111-121.

Manuscript Reviews:
Vértice.  Dehli, State University of New York Press, 2006.

Spanish for the Professions (Health Care).  Prentice Hall, 2001.

Pueblos. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.

Civilización y Cultura.  Harcourt College Publishers, 2000.