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John Thomas Maddox IV



College/University Representative

John Thomas Maddox IV

University of Alabama at Birmingham; Birmingham, AL







Summary of CV

I am Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) since 2014. I hold a combined PhD in Spanish and Portuguese from Vanderbilt. I have taught college Portuguese, and I have taught college Spanish from 101 to graduate literature courses for 12 years (17 sections). I taught high school Spanish 1 through literature at Georgia’s Athens Academy Upper School for 5 years (25 sections). I implemented a study abroad to Spain at Athens Academy and will lead a study abroad to Puerto Rico in 2016. I have published 10 articles and a book translation. I have served the Afro-Hispanic Review as Assistant Editor and Editorial Board Member over 6 years. I have served as Vice President 1 and 2 at the Alabama Chapter of AATSP since 2015. I have been a reader for Hispania for 3 years, I won the 2015 Outstanding Scholarly Publication Award, and I will be featured in the 100th anniversary issue on the future of teaching. I have helped organize and led 4 workshops for K-12 teachers on Brazil and Afro-Hispanic culture. I have had 2 scholarly panels accepted at AATSP (2014, 2015). I have served on the 2015 AATSP Travel Award Committee (2014 Award Winner) and the 2016 Higher Education Committee. I helped organize the Alabama AATSP Conference in 2016. I won a UAB Service-Learning Grant, a Teaching Innovation Grant (with Ling Ma), and I have implemented a Skype conversation program between UAB and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. 


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Statement of Candidacy

I want to be a College/University Representative because it is a way to give back to the organization that has given so much to me. I plan to attend all AATSP national and chapter meetings during my tenure. I will work with the rest of the board to ensure that higher education continues to have a strong representation in AATSP. I will ensure that Portuguese has a presence in Board discussions. I will seek to increase the presence of literary scholars at the national conference. I will also pursue initiatives that integrate literature into other fields and approaches, such as Spanish for Specific Purposes, Service Learning, and African Diaspora Studies. I believe I can do this because I have served on the 2016 AATSP Higher Education Committee and am now attending my third national conference for the organization. I served on the 2015 Conference Travel Award Committee. I have published two articles in Hispania, won the 2015 Outstanding Scholarly Publication Award, and been an article reviewer. I have presented at three national AATSP conferences and helped plan the Alabama 2016 and 2017 conferences. I have been Vice President of the Alabama Chapter for two years. I have taught high school Spanish for five years and college Spanish and Portuguese for seven years. I look forward to working with colleagues from elementary through graduate school on initiatives to promote research and teaching for all learners.  


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