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Megan J. Myers


Candidate for College/University Representative

Megan J. Myers
Iowa State University
Ames, IA



Summary of CV

Megan Jeanette Myers is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Iowa State University. Myers received her PhD in Spanish with a minor in Portuguese from Vanderbilt University. At the college-level, Myers has taught both Spanish and Portuguese ranging from Spanish for True Beginners and Portuguese for Spanish-Speakers to advanced literature courses. At Iowa State, she also teaches in the Languages and Cultures for the Professions program and developed a community engagement course that is cross-listed with Spanish and Latinx Studies. In addition, Myers spent two summers teaching elementary and high school language and literature at a program for gifted youth. She also has led study abroad trips to Spain and directs a study abroad program to the Dominican Republic.

Myers is one of the founders and organizers of Border of Lights, a community-event that takes place each October on the Haitian-Dominican border. In regards to research and service, Myers has published a solo-authored monograph, numerous articles, interviews, and book reviews. She serves as a Program Assistant for Hispania and as the Social Media Managing Editor for the Spanish and Portuguese Review, the AATSP’s graduate student journal. In regards to Myers’ involvement with AATSP at the state-level, she is currently the Vice President of the Iowa chapter. Myers was selected as a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholar for the 2017-2018 academic year at Iowa State, an Iowa-Campus Compact Engaged Scholar Research Fellow in 2018-2019, and recently received two college-level awards for early achievement in teaching at her home institution.

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Statement of Candidacy

My name is Megan Myers and I am honored to be a candidate for the Board of Directors as a College/University Representative.

Like all of us, I’m passionate about teaching languages. I’ve taught both hybrid and online courses, instructed various languages (from Spanish and Portuguese to Haitian Kreyòl), taught at the elementary and university level, direct a study abroad program in the Dominican Republic, and even teach spin classes in Spanish. AATSP provides a space where the myriad facets of language teaching collide in a collaborative and energizing manner and this is why AATSP is an organization that I support fully.

On the state level, I am currently the VP of the Iowa Chapter. On the national level, I recently served on the AATSP awards selection committee and am actively involved with AATSP journals. I am currently a Production Assistant for Hispania as well as the Social Media Managing Editor of the SPR. I presented at four of the five most recent AATSP national conferences. If elected, I promise to ensure that the presence and importance of higher education within the AATSP remains essential to the organization. Additionally, I hope to develop more ways for chapters to connect and share ideas throughout the year, to incorporate opportunities related to health and wellness and to establish AATSP sponsored child care and designated lactation rooms at our annual conferences, and to better publicize AATSP awards and scholarships.

I would welcome the opportunity to serve the AATSP. Thank you/gracias/obrigada for considering my candidacy. 

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