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Alejandro Lee

 

 

Candidate for Community College Representative

Alejandro Lee
Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, CA

 

 

Summary of CV

Alejandro Lee is a professor of Spanish at Santa Monica College. Before joining the SMC faculty, he spent more than two decades teaching in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. He earned his doctoral degree in Hispanic Languages and Literatures and a master in Library and Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

He has collaborated with professional organizations at both the national and regional levels, presenting and organizing sessions for AATSP, PAMLA, ACLA, Symposium on Asians in the Americas, International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages, and WAFLT. His leadership roles include serving as a vice president for the AATSP-San Juan de Fuca chapter, an editorial member for the Chinese Historical Society of America's History and Perspectives journal, a summer faculty mentor for the National Heritage Language Resource Center's Heritage Teacher Workshop, and a CLEP Spanish Test Development Committee (College Board) member.

His research areas include the Chinese diaspora in Latin America, paremiology, heritage language education, and contemporary Latino/Latin American literatures. He is a recipient of the Gabriela Mistral Award (Sigma Delta Pi, 1994) and the Inspiration Leadership Certificate Award (Washington Association for Language Teaching, 2015. Most recently, he and two colleagues were awarded an Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Open Educational Resources Initiative (ASCCC OERI) to create OER materials for second-year Spanish. Moreover, he and a Russian colleague will be collecting data and reporting on community college courses for heritage speakers of Russian and Spanish under a Working Group on Improving Heritage Language Instruction at Community Colleges grant by the NHLRC.

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Statement of Candidacy

Hello!  I am Alejandro Lee, professor of Spanish at Santa Monica College, where I have been teaching for the past three years. I hold graduate degrees in Latin American literature and a M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. I have been teaching Spanish for more than twenty years, both in California and the state of Washington, and am actively involved in national and regional language organizations.  

In Washington, I served as a vice president for the AATSP San Juan de Fuca chapter, and hosted several spring regional conferences for the Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT). In Los Angeles, I hosted a spring meeting for the AATSP of Southern California and a workshop for the Modern and Classical Language Association of Southern California (MCLASC) at my campus. Moreover, since 2010 I have served as a summer faculty mentor for the National Heritage Language Resource Center’s (NHLRC) yearly workshop for heritage language teachers.

This past June, two colleagues and I were awarded an Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Open Educational Resources Initiative (ASCCC OERI) to create OER materials for second-year Spanish. Additionally, a Russian colleague and I will be collecting data and reporting on community college courses for heritage speakers of Russian and Spanish for the NHLRC.

I am running for the position of community college representative because I am committed to promoting the study of world languages and raising awareness of heritage language learners’ needs, offering professional development for my colleagues, and finding more affordable resources to teach languages at the community college level. I believe that my expertise in heritage language education, my involvement with professional organizations, and my experience developing open educational resources for language students, give me the necessary skills to address the specific needs of community college instructors and students. If elected, I will do my best to continue the great work begun by Irma Bjerre and Sergio Guzman.

Thank you. Obrigado. Gracias.

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