Dr. Nowak is an Associate Professor of Spanish at UHD. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University in Romance Languages with a specialization in Spanish Literature. His graduate coursework included classes on Spanish and Latin American literature. His research focuses on Spanish literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as well as on Hispanic film and visual culture from both Spain and Latin America. He has more than 20 years of experience teaching Spanish language and composition (all levels from beginnerâ€™s to graduate-level composition [at Boston College]), introduction to Spanish-English translation, Hispanic literature (with an emphasis on medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature), Hispanic film (including both Spain and Latin America), and the cultures and civilizations of Spain and Latin America. As the longstanding Degree Coordinator for the B.A. in Spanish, Dr. Nowak is responsible for directing SPAN 4380 (Spanish Field Experience) and acting as liaison with community partners who agree to supervise students on the job. He also coordinates SPAN 4098, the Spanish Portfolio for graduating Spanish majors.
Teaching and Professional Experience:
2002-present: Assistant and Associate Professor of Spanish, UHD, Houston, TX.
2000-2001: Global Training Manager, e-Solutions, Cable & Wireless, Houston, TX.
1994-1999: Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Houston (Main Campus), Houston, TX.
1993-1994: Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Boston College, Boston, MA.
â€¢ 1991-1993: Instructor of Spanish, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
â€¢ 1988-1989; 1990-1991: Instructor of Spanish, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.