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Paul Chandler


Paul Chandler

University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI

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Dr. Chandler has demonstrated professional leadership in several settings. He is a long-time member of AATSP who participates on various levels (Executive Council 2008-2010; conference presenter; awards; proposal reviewer; chapter delegate; officer for the Hawaii Chapter). He twice served as President of the Hawaii Association of Language Teachers (HALT) and as HALT representative (2005-2012) to the regional Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT); he was President of SWCOLT (2009-2010).

Besides years of service as the Chair of Spanish and Portuguese, he recently was elected Chair of the Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas at the University of Hawaii. He is the recipient of two teaching awards and has taught numerous Spanish and Portuguese courses including Spanish phonetics and pronunciation, Spanish applied linguistics, history of the Spanish language, Luso-Brazilian Culture, Spanish literature.

His extensive service at the university includes committees for Arts & Sciences, the department, and the Spanish & Portuguese programs. He frequently participates in events with the Portuguese and Hispanic communities of Hawaii.

He has published several Spanish and English textbooks and various articles and book chapters, has reviewed articles for several journals, and is on the editorial board ofEstudios de lingüística inglesa aplicada, Seville, Spain. In support of foreign language educators and learners, he has given more than a hundred conference presentations and workshops at international, national, regional and local venues. Currently he is working on a volume of poetry written by an immigrant from Madeira to Hawaii, Manuel Jesus Coito.

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Statement of Candidacy

I’ve taught Spanish for 30 years, ESL in Spain, Argentina (Fulbright) and Paraguay (Fulbright), and beginning Portuguese whenever possible. I’ve been an AATSP member since graduate school and have served on various committees (Executive Council 2008-2010, Travel Stipend Committees, Proposal Reviewer). I regularly attend and present at our annual conference.

Under Emily Spinelli’s leadership AATSP has accomplished a great deal. The new graduate journal, upgrades to the website, and the webinars with Santillana are good examples. I’ve been off the Executive Council a few years, so some of my suggestions may have been discussed already.

  • To keep in touch with our constituents and improve our services, we can learn from an online survey every year of two.
  • Perhaps we can reassess our scholarships and travel grants. Many associations’ registration processes allow members to support new teachers and graduate students.
  • Can we offer additional webinars or OPI training?
  • Maybe we can mine our database to reconnect with members who haven’t renewed or haven’t attended a conference or two.
  • We want to maintain the strong connections Emily has built with other organizations (JNCLS, ACTFL, Embassies).
  • The University of Macau has 26 Portuguese faculty with whom we could set up Chinese and Portuguese exchange programs.
  • I haven’t seen or heard any mention of AATSP at the annual Spanish AP reading. It would be nice to explore more connections with College Board. We’ve increased the AP and IB credits we grant at my campus.

Muchas gracias/Muito obrigado.

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