José Luis Suárez-García
José Luis Suárez-García is a Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He has been at CSU since 1998. He regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the History of the Language, Golden Age Theatre, Contemporary Literature, and Hispanic Cultures. Professor Suárez-García has presented at national and international languages, literature, culture, and learning and knowledge conferences. He is currently Vice-President of The International Association of Spanish and New-Hispanic Golden Age Theatre (AITENSO). Professor Suárez-García was coauthor of two manuals for Intensive/High Beginning, and Intermediate Grammar Review courses (Nuevos Destinos), contributing writer for Pasajes (Cultura and Literatura, 4e) and is one of the main authors of Experience Spanish, first year Spanish program (2011, 2015, 2019) published by McGraw-Hill. He has also published several reviews, articles, and books on Spanish Golden Age theatre and cultures. Some of his publications have appeared in LAK (analytics), Criticón, Journal of Hispanic Philology, Editorial Castalia, including four books on Golden Age Theatre and Culture at the Editorial Universidad de Granada. He has been the recipient of major grants for teaching and learning program redesign from the Institute for Learning and Teaching (CSU) to revamp basic language instruction, and has been actively involved in curriculum and program assessment, and adaptive learning technology at CSU. Professor Suarez-Garcia is currently working on different areas of learning analytics to promote student inclusion and success: mindset analysis, metacognitive skills assessment (confidence analysis), and gender differences following negative feedback. In Fall 2019 professor Suarez-García participated in the CSU Semester at Sea experience as Global Scholar teaching his favorite subjects: Spanish language and culture, and a new class world theatre.
Professor Suárez-García has worked with education abroad programs most of his professional career directing thirteen times a Summer Study Abroad programs in Granada, Spain, his native country; and two semester programs in Alcalá de Henares. He has travelled with students in Spain, Morocco, Argentina and Perú, and has evaluated study abroad programs in Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia. Professor Suarez-Garcia likes sports, in particular soccer and cycling, art, music and folklore, theatre, and learning about other cultures and traditions.