Two faculty members in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese have been promoted, demonstrating excellent performance in teaching, service and research.
Dr. Adriana Betancur is promoted from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer.
Dr. Carmen King de Ramírez is promoted from Assistant Professor to tenured Associate Professor.
Betancur earned her Ph.D. in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Arizona, her master's degree in Literary Theory from the Universidad de Granada and her bachelor's degree in Spanish Language Teacher Education from the Universidad de Antioquía. She teaches courses including Readings in the Literary Genres and Children's Literature in Spanish.
King Ramírez is the founding Director of the online Spanish program at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include online language education, international exchange, and world languages for specific purposes (WLSP). Dr. King Ramírez is the host of an academic podcast series, World Languages 21, that highlights leading scholar's views on education, research, and curriculum design. She earned her received her Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Culture from Arizona State University and a master's degree in Sociolinguistics from Bowling Green State University.