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Spanish Language Professor Anneris Coria-Navia to Join Antioch College Faculty

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – July 12, 2011 – Based on the recommendation of a search committee, Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt has hired Anneris Coria-Navia as an assistant professor of Spanish.

Coria-Navia’s experience includes a decade of K-12 and college-level Spanish instruction, as well as two decades of music education in the U.S. and abroad. Currently, she teaches a beginning Spanish class, Spanish for Health Professionals, and a music appreciation class at Kettering College. Additionally, she teaches beginner- and intermediate-level Spanish classes at Wright State University, where she also serves as a faculty supervisor in the Teacher Education Program.

Previously, she taught a variety of Spanish courses, including Advanced Placement Spanish, at the Redlands Adventist Academy in Redlands, California, and at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During her time at Redlands, she also developed a cross-age teaching program that prepared second- and third-year Spanish students to teach at the elementary level.

As a music educator, Coria-Navia has also taught courses in appreciation and performance at Andrews University, Lake Michigan College, the Universidad Adventista de Montemorelos, and in elementary, middle and high school settings.

Coria-Navia earned a B.M. in piano performance and music education from the Universidad Adventista del Plata in Entre Ríos, Argentina. She earned her M.M. in music education and an M.A. in education at Andrews University. She completed her doctorate in education leadership at the University of Southern California and, finally, an M.A. in Spanish from Miami University in Oxford.

Submitted in 2010, Coria-Navia’s master’s thesis reports on the analysis of audio recordings of conversations with twelve subjects from Ohio and California to determine the frequency and characteristics of code switching within a given time-frame. Her doctoral research, submitted in 2005, examined the effect of social relationships in work satisfaction among beginning elementary school teachers.

Coria-Navia is the sixth and final tenure-track professor hired at Antioch College this year. Professors of anthropology, chemistry, literature, philosophy, and 3-D art were also hired based on the recommendation of search committees, which were comprised of former faculty, emeriti faculty, and alumni and friends of the college who are subject-matter experts or serve as members of faculty at other liberal arts colleges.

Candidates for faculty positions are assessed on their subject-matter expertise; ability to teach their subjects; ability to interact with students, faculty colleagues and community members; ability to collaborate effectively; knowledge of and comfort with the three C's of classroom, co-op and community; and their interpersonal style and ability to engage in effective discussion. All finalists for faculty positions visit the campus in Yellow Springs for a day of interviews and meetings with college personnel.

About Antioch College

A private, independent nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch College will offer a four-year, undergraduate residential experience to a new class of students beginning in the fall of 2011. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on rigorous liberal arts learning, work (cooperative education), and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences. The institution, originally founded in 1850, is now completely independent of Antioch University, the multi-campus system it founded.

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