Full Time Faculty
Watts Sandra Curiculum Vitae.pdf
Sandra Watts is Senior Lecturer of Spanish and Coordinator of Lower Division Spanish. She coordinates first and second year Spanish language programs in both traditional and hybrid formats, and supervises the Spanish Individualized Instruction program. Dr. Watts is responsible for the training and supervision of graduate student teaching assistants and part-time instructors in these programs. Her areas of interest include K-20 integration, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and contemporary Peninsular literature and culture. She is currently serving as President of the North Carolina Chapter of the Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. In addition to her frequent work with textbook publishers, she has served as a reviewer for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and peer reviewer for Foreign Language Annals and has reviewed scholarly works for Hispania and Letras Peninsulares.
- D. Spanish 2012 – University of Michigan
- A. Spanish 1998 – University of Michigan
- B cum laude, Comparative Literature 1992 – Cornell University
- Second Language Acquisition
- Foreign Language Teacher Training
- Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture
- Spanish language
- Foreign Language Methodology
- Literature, Culture, and History of Spain
- SPAN 5050: Spanish Teaching Practicum I and II
- SPAN 1201 and 1202: Hybrid Elementary Spanish
Dissertation: Genre in the Works of Benjamín Jarnés: “el género intermedio”
- “Genre in the Works of Benjamín Jarnés.” Diss. University of Michigan (2012)
Select Professional Affiliations
- The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
- The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
- American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators
- Foreign Language Association of North Carolina
- The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, North Carolina Chapter. (President, 2012-Present, Vice President, 2011-2012, Treasurer, 2010-2011)
- Reviewer, Dual & Heritage Language Programs – Heritage Language. World Language Essential Standards for North Carolina. North Carolina State Board of Education Department of Public Instruction. Spring 2011.
- Participant, NC K-12 Second Language Standard Course of Study Higher Education Focus Group. North Carolina State Board of Education Department of Public Instruction. Spring 2010.
Rev. of Growing Up in an Inhospitable World: Female Bildungsroman in Spain, by Olga Bezhanova. Hispania (forthcoming).
Trans. of “Fragmented Identities: The Narrative World of Espido Freire” by Montserrat Linares Farra. In Reflecting the Self. Women in Spanish Literature at the Turn of the Millennium, 1990- 2005. Ed. Kyra A. Kietrys and Montserrat Linares Farra. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2009. Print.
Rev. of Mujer, modernismo y vanguardia en España (1898-1931), by Susan Kirkpatrick. Letras peninsulares. Fall/Winter 2003/2004: 909-911. Print.
Contributor, Fuentes. Special Edition for the University of Michigan. Ed. Kimberly Boys. Geneva, llinois: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. Print.
Contributor, Complementary Class Activities, Wall Street España, S.A., 1995. Print.