M. Estrella Sotomayor
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
Health, Social Services, and Law Enforcement in relation to Hispanics in the U.S.
Instructional and Professional Development
Culture, Gender, and National Identity
Online Instruction Pedagogy
Spanish 103, 104, 203 and 204
Intensive Spoken Spanish 110, 111 and 210
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
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
"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.
Leal, Luis. “Mexico’s Centrifugal Culture.” Discourse 18 (1995): 111-121.
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.