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World Languages & Cultures

Smirna Garcia

Smirna Garcia, M.A.

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Smirna Garcia

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Smirna Garcia, M.A.


Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti, Ph.D. - Chair

Professor of World Languages & Cultures

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Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti, Ph.D. - Chair

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