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World Languages & Cultures

Cristian Pancorbo Cruz

Cristian Pancorbo Cruz,

Assistant Professor of World Languages & Culture

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Cristian Pancorbo Cruz,

Assistant Professor of World Languages & Culture

Cristian R. Pancorbo Cruz is a professor in the Department of World Languages & Cultures, teaching courses such as Language, Culture and Humanitarian Issues, Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, and International Cultural Experience. His professional specialties are Planning, Policies and Management of Educational Centers and the teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.

Prior to working at PUC, he served as a full-time professor of Spanish and English as well as student life director for 3 years at Sagunto Adventist College in Spain. He also worked as manager of Casa Nueva, an emergency shelter for African immigrants and refugees in Valencia, Spain. He is passionate about international travel, sports, entrepreneurship, and global justice issues.


Degrees

B.A., University of Valencia, 2010
2010
M.S. and M.S.Ed. University of Valencia
2012

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti, Ph.D.

Professor of World Languages & Cultures

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Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti, Ph.D.

Professor of World Languages & Cultures

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti, who chairs the department of world languages & cultures, specializes in applied and sociolinguistics. She has worked as a Foreign Language Testing Specialist at the Center for Applied Linguistics and has taught ESL teacher training, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the college level as well as linguistics, literature, film, business and medical Spanish. She was recipient of a Title VII Fellowship in Bilingual Education from the U.S. Department of Education. Her hobbies and interests include linguistics, anthropology, archeology, international travel, and gardening.


Degrees

B.A., Andrews University
1989
M.S., Georgetown University
1991
Ph.D., Georgetown University
2002