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Andres Villagra


Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Modern Languages and Cultures - NYC

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Dr. Andrés Villagrá, Associate Dean Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature, Language and Culture from Syracuse University. He also earned a Master Degree in Counseling from the Psychology Department of Pace University in Pleasantville in 2007.

Dr. Villagrá areas of research include Hispanic Autobiography and Literature of Exile focusing on analysis of literary identity representation.

Dr. Villagrá collaborates with professional associations and international journals on Hispanic Literature, Computer-Assisted Language Instruction as well astextbook publishers like McGraw-Hill.

Dr. Villagrá has taken over several leadership positions in academic governance, including Vice-Chair of the Faculty Assembly and Chair of Dyson of the Curriculum Committee since 2008 to the present.

Dr. Villagrá has been also a pioneer in applying Web-based learning materials for language and culture courses and presented his work at international conferences, including Campus Technology, North East Modern Languages Association, and American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Along with students, he has developed a number of interactive Web-based learning materials for language and culture courses. The educational and social networking site The Spanish Lounge de Pace University has received a number of educational awards and funding support, including the Thinkfinity/Verizon Grant in 2009. This current project has been featured in several national publications. In 2010, he was the recipient of the First Instructional Technology Award conferred by Dyson College


MA, Pace University, 2007

PhD, Syracuse University, 1992
Spanish Culture Literature Language

BA, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, 1986
Spanish Philology

MA, University of Oviedo, Spain, 1986
Spanish Philology

Awards and Honors

Pace University, January 2015 - Sabbatical Semester


Villagra, A. EUROCALL 2012. Spanish App: Developing Content and Collaboration. EUROCALL, Goteborg, Sweden.

Villagra, A. Hispanic Association of Humanities Annual Conference 2012. Todos los juegos el juego de la metaficción en Víctor Fuentes. Hispanic Association of Humanities, Madrid, Spain.


Applied Technology in the Classroom; Adaptive Learning and Intelligent Tutors; Narrative of Spanish Exiles


Campus Technology [Internet], 2009
Speakers at the conference http://campustechnology.com/microsites/campus-technlogy-09/conference-program/speakers.aspx


Computer Assisted Language Learning[Member]

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese[Member]

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