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World Languages

Smirna Garcia

Smirna Garcia, M.A.

Assistant Professor of World Languages

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Smirna Garcia, M.A.

Assistant Professor of World Languages

Smirna Garcia-Ramiez began teaching at PUC in 2019. Prior to PUC she worked at Rio Lindo Adventist Academy for twelve years where she was the Spanish and ESL teacher, as well as the director of the TOEFL iBT test center. Smirna has also taught in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, Sagunto, Spain, and was a principal and teacher in an elementary school in Tulsa, OK. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and Journalism from Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, México, and a M.A. of Arts in Spanish from Western Michigan University. She enjoys traveling, swimming, and hiking the PUC trails with her family.


Degrees

B.A., Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro

2000

M.A., Western Michigan University

2002

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti, Ph.D. - Chair

Professor of World Languages

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Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti, Ph.D. - Chair

Professor of World Languages

Sylvia Rasi Gregorutti 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