Associate Professor of Spanish
Office Location: 217 Meredith Hall
Dr. García-Villada received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Iowa State University, and an M.A. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Iowa.
He is a certified Spanish Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). He has taught Spanish language in Iowa at the college and elementary school level for over twenty years. His research interests and publications are in the areas of learner differences and motivation, Spanish language proficiency assessment, Spanish language acquisition, and Latin American cultural studies in computer-assisted language learning environments.
Professor García-Villada is a staunch advocate for study abroad experiences and has traveled in Latin America, Europe, and Japan. His other interests include multilingual poetry and book restoration.