"My current research is in computer-assisted instruction, translation, and 20th-century Latin American narrative."
Years at Knox: 1994 to present
Ph.D., Spanish, 1995, The University of Iowa.
M.A., Spanish, 1988, The University of Iowa.
B.A., Spanish, 1985, Coe College.
Knox Faculty Development Award, 1998.
"Claro que sí." Hispania. Forthcoming.
"Cómo se dice?" Hispania. Forthcoming.
"Encuentros en español." Hispania, 1999.
CD-Rom to accompany Dos Mundos, 4th edition.
"Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Vocabulary and Pronunciation." Hispania, 1999.
"Horizontes" Hispania, 1999.
"Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish." Hispania, 1998.
"Cuba: Holding Back the Tide." Video documentary review, Hispania, 1998.
Campus & Community Involvement
Member, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Member, International Association of Learning Laboratories.
What Students Say
"I was a first-time student of Spanish in a class where everyone else had taken Spanish before. Jerry was extremely helpful, encouraging, and inspiring. Whenever I needed help, he was easy to find, and he always made time to help me, even if he had other things to do. He is genuinely interested in Spanish language and culture, and his enthusiasm shines through his teaching."
-Abby Bond, English Literature Major
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder was selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Rana Tahir, a double major in creative writing and political science, wrote dozens of poems and created 29 paintings after interviewing Kuwaiti residents about the 1990 Iraqi occupation.
Knox College awarded more than $3,000 in prizes in the 2013 Al Young Art Show. Organizing 200 art works in an array of media is a challenge, according student Katie O'Connor, who helped arrange the entries.