Curriculum Vitae


-English Composition I and II
-Business Communication
-Public Speaking
-Beginning, intermediate, and advance Spanish language and
  culture and conversation courses
-ESOL Methods and Linguistics courses required for new
  teachers in FL
-Latin American Literature in Film
-Introduction to the Latino/a Literature of the U.S.
-Latin American Literature in Translation
-English as a Second Language courses (all levels and skills)
-Command Spanish for over 50 careers
-African American Literature
-Freshman Seminar: Hispanic Cultural Presence in the NY/NJ
-Taught Spanish, English, and ESL classes online using various
  platforms. (E-College, WebCT, WebCT Vista, Desire2Learn and


Participated in the Sandhill Writer’s Retreat: Renewing the Writer in You, Saint Leo, FL, May 17, 2014
Reasoning through Language Arts Content Validity Reviewer for the new GED Examination, Pearson, April 2014

Roots and Wings: Promising Practices for Young Hispanic Children (Infants through Grade 3) online class, National Hispanic University, October 7 – November 30, 2013.

Think Negative! Turn Customer Concerns into Traffic and Sales webinar, Marcus Sheridan, May 16, 2012.

Grant Writing: A Step by Step Process Webinar by Ken Henson. Pearson/Longman, November 3, 2011.

Faculty Success: Tenure, Promotion & Merit Demystified webinar, Dr. Kathleen P. King, TAA, February 4, 2010.

The Development of Young Children’s Spelling Ability webinar, Dr. Ann Sharp, August 2009

Tools for Enhancing E-Learning Webinar, August 2009

Strategic Planning – Building for the Future, SNAP, Daytona Beach, FL, June 2008

Improving Data Quality in Fundraising and Development (Webinar), QAS, October 2006

Improving Nonprofit Governance, Strategic Nonprofit Alliance Partnership, (SNAP), Daytona Beach, FL, 2006

Teaching Online, one-week course on methodology to teach online, LERN, 2003

TESOL Leadership Certificate Program, completed March 2003

NEH Summer Institute, “The Americas of José Martí,” at the Univ. of South Florida (USF), Tampa, FL, and Havana, Cuba, June/July, 2002.

Command Spanish Certification Institute, New Orleans, LA, August 2000. Certified as an Official Registered Provider and as an instructor

Brevard Community College/UCF Summer Institute on Multicultural Education, Cocoa Beach, FL, June 1999.

University of Central Florida Summer Development Institute, Orlando, FL, May 1998.

Global Education Project Summer Institute, "Economic Globalization and Environmental Sustainability: Challenging Existing Pedagogies" at Ramapo College, NJ, 1996.

Title III Faculty Development Seminar, Hudson County Comm. College, Jersey City, NJ, 1995

Selected Reader, OBEMLA grant proposals, Washington, DC, 1992

The NJ Gender Project Summer Institute, sponsored by the NJ Department of Higher Education, Drew University, 1991

First Multicultural Studies Summer Institute, sponsored by the NJ Department of Higher Education, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, 1989

Graduate of the Hispanic Leadership Opportunity Program, sponsored by La Casa de Don Pedro, Newark, NJ & the Ford Foundation, 1988.

Textbook Adaptation Workshop and Intensive Oral Proficiency Workshop, sponsored by ACTFL, Bergen County Community College, Paramus, NJ, 1986 and 1987.

Organizing Successful Study-Abroad Programs, Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ, 1986


Elite American Executives, Executive of the Year Honoree, 2014

Who’s Who in American Education, 2007

Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, 2004

Honorary Mention, Student Advocacy Award, DBCC, Daytona Beach, FL, 2001

Certificate of Recognition as a finalist for the poem, “Visiting Mexico City” at Poetic Pleasure, Treadwell Productions, Inc., FL, July 2000

Plaque received for services to the National Education Assoc.’s Panel Review Board for their higher ed. journal, Thought & Action, 1999.

Marquis Who’s Who in America, 1998

Marquis Who's Who in the World, 1996-1997

Honors Member, Stroudsmore Who’s Who Registry, 1998, 2001, 2014

Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Colombia, South America, but unable to go due to health reasons, 1995-1996

Publication Recognition Award, Hudson County Com. Coll., 1993, 1994, and 1996

Marquis Who's Who in the East, 25th Edition, 1995-1996

The José A. Carmona Award, given to a graduating student from the EOF Program at Drew University, 1992 and 1993.

Who's Who Among Hispanic Americans, 1992-1993 Edition

Who's Who in New Jersey, 1992, First Edition

Epsilon Omega Psy, Honor Society of Drew University, April 1991.

Frances B. Sellers Award for Pioneering Spirit, Leadership and Achievement, Drew University Educational Opportunity Scholars (EOS) Alumni Association, Madison, NJ, June 1990

Who's Who in Poetry 1990-1991, Vol. III, World of Poetry, CA

Golden Poet Award, World of Poetry, CA, 1989.

Outstanding Alumnus Award, NJ Educational Opportunity Fund Professional Association, Newark, NJ, October 1988.

Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honor Society, Drew University, Madison, NJ, April 1988

Kappa Delta Pi, Honor Society in Education, Columbia University/ Teachers College, NY, April 1986

Special Recognition Award, Department of Education, College of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ, May 1983

Gold D Award, Drew University, Madison, NJ, May 1983

Honorary Award, literary essay about José Martí (the Cuban poet/writer), Cuban Lions Club in Exile of Hudson County, Union City, NJ, January 1976


MFA    Creative Writing – Poetry, University of Tampa, FL, 2014

Columbia University/Teachers College: ABD status on Doctorate of
             Education due to closing of program on Teaching Spanish

Ed.M.  Columbia University, 1986, specialized in the teaching of
            Spanish (Latin American lit.) and bilingual education

M.A.   Columbia University, 1984, specialized in the teaching of
           Spanish with a concentration on bilingual education

B.A.   Drew University, Madison, NJ, 1983, majored in Latin
          American literature, psychology and education

         New Jersey Teaching Certification (Spanish), K-12, 1983,
         College of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ

         DBCC Certificate for teaching Spanish and ESL, 1996


2016-pres Spanish Instructor, Pasco-Hernando State College,
            Dade City FL
            o   Teaching Spanish I and II classes

2012-pres English Instructor, Saint Leo University, St. Leo, FL
            o   Lead Contract Instructor for the New Bridge Program.
            o   Teaching English to international students who need two
                  semesters before they can take a full load of university
             o   Recruitment of international students for the program.

2009-2014 President, Global Educational Institute, Inc., ESL and
              foreign language classes, Daytona Beach, FL.
             o   Recruited students internationally, managed all aspects of
                  institute including curriculum development, budget and
                  hiring/evaluating/training staff and faculty, etc.

2012-2014 Adjunct Instructor, Argosy University, Tampa, FL
             o   Teaching English composition and literature classes.

     Adjunct Instructor, Schiller International Univ., Largo, FL
             o   Teaching online & hybrid English Composition I and II,
                   Business Communication, Public Speaking and Spanish

2011-2012 Adjunct Instructor, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
             o   Taught two intermediate Spanish classes

2010-2012 ESL Adjunct Instructor, Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City Campus, Tampa, FL
             o   Taught part-time ESL/EAP classes and a temporary full-time
                  for one year

2005-   Director, Embry-Riddle Language Institute and also during
2009    Spring 2008 Interim Director, Int’l Admissions & Recruitment.
             Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
             o   Managed all aspects of the language institute including
                   hiring/training/evaluating faculty/staff, curriculum
                   development, managing budget, taught online classes, etc.
             o   Recruited international students at the graduate and
                  undergraduate level for the university

1996-   Chair, Modern Languages/ESOL. Daytona State College,
2005    Daytona Beach, FL. (Promoted to Full Professor, 2001)
             o   Managed all aspects of both departments including
                  recruitment of students, budget management, curriculum
                 development, hired/trained/evaluated faculty and staff and
                  taught online classes

2004-   Visiting Instructor, Department of Education, Bethune-Cookman
2006    University, Daytona Beach, FL.
             o   Taught state required ESOL courses for teachers

2003-   Visiting Instructor, Department of Spanish/Latin Am Studies,
2005    Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

1990-   Assistant Prof. of ESL/Modern Languages & ESL Coordinator,
1996    Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

1995-   Student Teacher Supervisor (Spanish), William Paterson
1996    University, Wayne, NJ.

1987-   Instructor of Spanish language, culture and literature,
1991    Drew University, Madison, NJ

1990    Adjunct Professor of Spanish, College of Saint Elizabeth,
             Convent Station, NJ

1988    Adjunct Associate Professor of Spanish, County College of
            Morris, Randolph, NJ

1988-   ESL Instructor, Emerson H.S. Adult Education Evening
1989    Program, Union City, NJ

1985-   Adjunct Professor of Spanish, Bergen Community College,
1987    Paramus, NJ

1985-   ESL Instructor, the Hispanic Institute for Research
1986    and Development of Bergen County, Paramus, NJ

1984    Special Education Teacher grades 4th & 5th for neurologically
        impaired/emotionally handicapped students, Elementary School
        PS 121, New York, NY


2005-   Business Owner, Carmona Kennels, FL. Rescuing and breeding
Pres.    AKC Siberian Huskies

2005    Textbook Florida Representative, Alta Book Publishers. Attended
2007    and presented at conferences, visited schools and colleges, etc

1999-   Business Owner, Carmona Educational Associates. Educational
2009    tr  aining and consulting services

2005-   Business Owner, Volusia Educational Center, Daytona Beach, FL
2006    Educational tutoring and language classes

1994-   Modern Languages Coordinator, Hudson County Comm. Coll.
1996    Supervision of 8 to 10 adjunct faculty per semester.
             o   Curriculum development, evaluations, hire/fire, etc

1992-   ESL Coordinator, Hudson County Comm. College. Curriculum
1994    development, hire/fire, program & faculty evaluations, etc
            o   Supervision of 53 adjunct and 10 full-time instructors

1989-   Co-Director, Head Counselor/Cultural Dance Instructor & also
1993    taught core course, "Literary Perspectives on the
             Environment” to gifted high school students, Governors
             School on the Environment, Stockton State College, Pomona,
             NJ. Managed a $250,000 budget

1989-   Program Coordinator, Hispanic Leadership Program, Saint
1990    Elizabeth College, NJ
            o   Counselor and tutorial coordinator for Hispanic students

1986-   Job Developer, Catholic Community Services, Union City,
1987    NJ. Clerical work, counseling, and job placement for clients

1983    Case Worker, Angel Guardian Home, Brooklyn, NY.
             o   Social worker with a 16-client caseload