Spanish & Intercultural Studies

Antonio Cruz

Professor

I am an experienced professor of Spanish and Intercultural Studies, dedicated to my students and to community outreach. I love sharing my passion for languages, music, culture and travel with students every day. As a native of Pasco and a CBC alumnus, I identify strongly with both the students I teach and the community at large. My community service and travel experiences throughout various countries enrich my instruction and commitment to diversity. I have taught twenty different courses at CBC, and I continue to serve on various committees and collaborative projects. I look forward to many more years of service. Go Hawks!

M.A., B.A., Washington State University

 

LULAC Club Faculty Advisor, 2019-present

CBC Faculty Mentor, 2018-present

Student Conduct Board and Student Appeals Board Member, 2018-present

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Member, 2018-present

School Advisory Council Member for St. Patrick Catholic School, 2014-2017

World Languages Department Lead, Columbia Basin College, 2002-2017

Latino Leadership Advisory Committee, 2014-2016

CBC Faculty Senator, 2004-2006 and 2010-2012

Latina/o Culture Club Faculty Advisor, 2009-2012

CBC Board of Trustees, Celebrating Excellence Honoree, 2011

Coordinator & Instructor for the CBC Centro Bilingüe Summer Camps, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010

NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient, 2007

CBC Foundation Faculty Excellence Award Recipient for a U.S. Latino Culture Lecture Series in South America, 2006

National Endowment for the Humanities Institute Fellow in a program entitled, Mesoamerica and the Southwest: A New History for a New Land, traveling throughout Mexico and the U.S. Southwest, 2004    

CBC Upward Bound Program, Latino Culture Instructor, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005

"Zoot Suit," CBC Theatre Production Consultant, Casting Assistant and Actor, 2001

Chairperson for the Pasco Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, 2000

Dolores Huerta Lecture at CBC, Lead Coordinator, March 2000

Program Director for the Bilingual Reading Outreach Program, a $40,000 community service project that provided tutoring for elementary and middle school students in the Pasco School District by Columbia Basin College bilingual students, 1999-2001

Hispanic Academic Achievement Project (HAAP) Member, 1998-2000

CBC Multicultural Advisory Committee Chairperson, 1998-2000

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) Faculty Advisor, 1996-2004

Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers (WAFLT) Member, 1996-present

CBC Student Wellbeing and Learning Equity Scale (SWALES) Pilot Study, 2019

Interviewee for an article entitled “Analyzing the Vocabulary Demands of Introductory College Courses” published in The American Biology Teacher journal, March 2016

StoryCorps Alumnus for recorded interviews archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., 2011

Presenter for a Caminos Hacia Aztlán (Road to Aztlán) lecture series in Argentina on the Mexican-American Experience, 2009

Project Faculty Member for the Race and Ethnicity in the Mid-Columbian Basin, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Program, 2004-2006

National Endowment for the Humanities Institute Fellow in a program entitled, Mesoamerica and the Southwest: A New History for a New Land, traveling throughout Mexico and the U.S. Southwest, 2004

HACU International Conference Participant in Guadalajara, Mexico, Summer 2003

Travel Abroad Assistant Coordinator for international group travel to Portugal, Spain, Italy and Japan 2000, 2004, 2005 and 2008