San José State University; San José, CA
My professional background is comprehensive.
I am currently a professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at San José
State University, but I’ve also taught in universities large and small in North
Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, and in Mexico and have taught courses at all
levels. I am the recipient of teaching awards from AATSP, the Southern
Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) and the California Language Teaching
Association (CLTA) and service awards from both AATSP and SCOLT. I was born in
Argentina but have travelled throughout the Spanish-speaking world.
I’ve conducted teacher workshops
in North Carolina and Florida and I led summer study programs
to Yucatan for teachers and students from 1992 to 2004.
In research and scholarship I focus
on Cuba, Mexico, U.S. Hispanic literature, and literary translation. I have
seven books and numerous articles and contributions to books in both English
and Spanish. My publications and presentations at conferences such as AATSP,
ACTFL, state and regional foreign language associations, and Latin American
Studies organizations are broad in scope: the Standards, curriculum development,
articulation, immigrant communities in South America, translation issues, teaching
poetry, advocacy, research strategies, popular culture, comparative literary
studies, and, most consistently José Martí’s life and writings.
my full c.v. shows, I have leadership experience in many organizations in
addition to AATSP: ACTFL, SCOLT, SWCOLT, JNCL-NCLIS, the Foreign Language
Association of North Carolina, and the South Eastern Council on Latin American
Studies. I am a member of Sigma Delta Pi and Sigma Delta Mu and am a Life
member of AATSP and MLA.
Read Anne Fountains Full CV (PDF)
Statement of Candidacy
AATSP has been part of my life since
graduate student days at Indiana University. I am a life member, was chapter
President in North Carolina, have published in Hispania and Enlace,
presented at many AATSP conferences and headed the Membership and Projects and
Development committees. I am the recipient of AATSP’s Outstanding Teaching
award and the Distinguished Service Award. My professional leadership includes: The ACTFL
Executive Council, the SWCOLT Board of Directors, and being Chair of SCOLT,
President of a Latin American Studies association and President of Sigma Delta
Spanish and Portuguese are also part
of my family. My daughter teaches Spanish (specialization linguistics), my
son-in law teaches Portuguese, and my husband is a historian of Brazil and
Panama. What you should know about me is that I am hard-working, energetic,
enthusiastic, and collaborative.
Here is how I hope to serve AATSP: 1)
Work to build membership among students and beginning teachers because they are
our future. 2) Encourage AATSP presence in state and regional conferences. 3) Help
to continue the important conversation about articulation. 4) Promote
Portuguese as a world language from Portugal, the Azores and Madeira, to
Brazil, Africa and East Asia. 5) Champion the importance of Hispania, and its new features, and the Spanish Portuguese Review. 6) Highlight
the work of SPELL in promoting early language learning. 7) Contribute to AATSP
advocacy efforts and support our advocacy voice in Washington D.C., JNCL-NCLIS.
8) Finally, I pledge to give generous support to the
excellent work of our national office.
Thank you for your
consideration. Gracias. Obrigada.
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