Roberto Jimenez-Arroyo

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Title: Instructor II

Area of Interest: Spanish

Phone: 941-359-4269

Curriculum Vitae: CV

Email: rjimene5@sar.usf.edu

Office: B218

Roberto Jiménez-Arroyo was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He earned both his BA and MA in Spanish Language and Literature, as well a graduate certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at USF. After graduation, he worked as a full-time Spanish instructor at Western Kentucky University, where he taught elementary and intermediate Spanish courses for Main Campus and the Glasgow Regional Center. During his three years at Western, he served as the coordinator of the Elementary Spanish section. He also instituted the first Foreign Language study abroad program at Glasgow Regional Center, taking students to Mérida, Yucatán (México). Areas of interest: Prof. Jiménez-Arroyo is very interested in bringing the ACTFL guidelines into his teaching and in proficiency-oriented assessments that can really measure what students can do with the language they are learning. He is also very interested in finding effective ways to integrate culture into language classes. He is very excited to return to the USF system and to embark on a new professional adventure at USFSM, where he hopes to lay the foundations for a new Spanish program.

Research

“Puerto Rican Cuisine: An Overview” for Mr. Barry Kaufkins’s Folk Studies 379 (Foodways), April 1st, 2011

“Cultural insights on Puerto Rico” for Ms. Patricia Witcher’s COMM 263-630 (Fundamentals of Communication & Culture), February 16th 2011.