Hispanic Studies Faculty Focus, November 2023: Ms. Hunter Newman
Hispanic Studies’ Faculty Focus for November of 2023 is Ms. Hunter Newman.
Ms. Newman, who joined Hispanic Studies’ community of talented professors as an Adjunct Lecturer in Spanish in the fall of 2023, comes to the department with an impressive educational background, which includes a B.A. in Communication Studies with a concentration in International Public Relations and a minor in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and an M.A. in Spanish with a concentration in Translating and Translation Studies from the same institution.
As for teaching experience and language expertise—as her students will readily attest—Prof. Newman has no shortage of such things, having been an M.A. Fellow and Graduate Teaching Assistant in Spanish at U.N.C. Charlotte, as well as a Translation Intern at UNC Charlotte’s Lab School.
Of course, the above educational and professional experience is just one of the many reasons that Hispanic Studies is grateful and fortunate to have Prof. Hunter Newman in residence. Paired with this is her energetic engagement with the active life of the Department and College since her arrival—an engagement which has included her enthusiastic involvement with the First Year Experience program.
In her own words…
“I am blessed to work in such an amazing department. It is great to work in an environment where everyone is always so helpful and always has a smile on their face. I appreciate being a part of such a growing, vibrant department, it makes me love my job even more. I enjoy teaching at CofC, especially the first-year Spanish students because I enjoy being able to see their language development and their love for the language grow. It can be intimidating for students to learn a new language, but I love when what I teach clicks and to see their faces light up. Being able to teach the language I love is such a rewarding experience.”