Faculty of Arts and Letters Dean Marilu R. Madrunio, PhD., announced that for academic year 2021-2022, three Visiting Professors and Lecturers will teach in different programs of the Faculty of Arts and Letters: Dr. Sampson Blair, Ramon Mislang, and Marta Ruiz Sánchez.
Dr. Sampson Blair of the State University of New York – Buffalo will teach in the Sociology program, and give academic lectures to the faculty and students of Sociology. Blair is an Associate Professor of Sociology at SUNY-Buffalo and earned his PhD at the Pennsylvania State University. Currently, he is the editor of Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, and the Vice President for North America of the Research Committee on Youth, International Sociological Association.
At the Department of English, Ramon Mislang will be the assigned Virtual English Language Fellow (VELF) at the University of Santo Tomas. The US State Department assigned Mislang as a VELF at UST.
Mislang, who is based in California, holds a master’s degree Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and a BA in Japanese Language and Literature, which he earned at the San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California. His teaching experience covers a wide range of courses he handled as a British Council English instructor as well as a Fulbright ETA in the US, Japan, China, Hong Kong. This year, he will handle specialization courses for students in the BA English Language Studies program.
Visiting Lecturer Marta Ruiz Sánchez will teach Spanish courses under the Department of Modern Languages. Sánchez holds a master’s degree in Teaching Spanish from the Universidad Internacional dela Rioja in Logroño, Spain, and another master’s degree in Teaching in Secondary Education from the Universidad de Granada.
The Faculty of Arts and Letters has a long-standing partnership with the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) for academic exchanges.