Department of Modern Foreign Languages
JOHN M. HALL
Associate Professor of Spanish
Phone: (334) 683-5256 | Email: email@example.com | Office: Jewett 204
At Judson College since 2011
From there he completed B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Spanish, and taught Spanish and/or English in many places, including Florida, Indiana, Missouri, West Virginia, and Guatemala. His previous teaching position at Glenville State College in West Virginia prepared him well for the challenges here at Judson. There he got a new Spanish Education major off the ground with a redesign of the Spanish curriculum and the implementation of a summer study abroad program. Under Dr. Hall's instruction, Glenville's first Spanish major completed the new Spanish program, graduated, and is now the Spanish teacher at the local high school. Dr. Hall remembers, "It was a proud moment when she passed the Praxis Spanish Knowledge Test on her first attempt."
According to Dr. Hall, study abroad is "one of the best and fastest ways to educate students in a foreign language and culture." He has taken students to Spain and Costa Rica and hopes to organize programs for Judson students in Costa Rica and Guatemala.
Dr. Hall actually has a home in Guatemala, where his wife is from, and they spend time there each year, but they currently reside in Hoover, Alabama with their two sons.
His foreign travel experiences include time in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Spain, and Italy. In addition to traveling, Dr. Hall enjoys exercising and working outdoors, and is "pretty fair" at carpentry and repair work.
Of his Judson experience so far, Dr. Hall says, "I really enjoy the dedication of the students and their willingness to learn. My colleagues here are great and make me feel very welcome and at home."
Associate Professor of Spanish and Department Head, Judson College, August 2011 - present
Assistant Professor of Spanish Education, Glenville State College, August 2008 - May 2011
Spanish/ESL Teacher, Decatur High School, Decatur, AL, August 2007 - June 2008
Operations Manager, Guatemalan-American Institute, Guatemala City, 2006 - 2007
English as a Foreign Language Instructor/Coordinator, Rafael Landivar University, Guatemala City,
September 2005 - June 2006
Assistant Professor of Spanish, then Associate Professor of Spanish, South Dakota State
University, August 2002 - December 2004
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Missouri Western State College, August 2000 - May 2002
Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Montevallo, August 1998 - May 2000
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 1996-1998
English Teacher, Teocali Academy, Costa Rica, February 1990 - October 1990
The Life and Writings of Honduran Poet Juan Ramón Molina (1875-1908). Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2002. (Translation of poetry with introduction chapter)
“Lo nietzscheano y la imagen de Dios en la poesía de Juan Ramón Molina.” Literatura Centroamericana: Nuevos Estudios. (2007) Colección CILCA, Volumen 5.
“Tres motivos en la poesía de Juan Ramón Molina.” Visiones y revisiones de la literatura centroamericana. (2000) CILCA, Volumen 3: 71-9.
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS"Life and Writings of Juan Ramón Molina," 2001 XI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Centroamericana - Belize City, Belize
"Estado actual de la pronunciación de la /r/ y la /r~/ en el español de Costa Rica,” 2000 VIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Centroamericana - Antigua, Guatemala
"Política y perspectiva histórica en la poesía de Juan Ramón Molina," 1999 VII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Centroamericana - Managua, Nicaragua