Frances Ramos-Fontán

Instructor Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Julia Rogers 268


Bachelor of Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1990.  Graduate courses in foreign language acquisition and Latin American literature at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Johns Hopkins University.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Community-based learning, Latin American and Latino Studies, and foreign language acquisition.

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

The Futuro Latino Learning Center: In Direct Contact with the Community. Intercultural Horizons Conference, State University of New York, October 4-5, 2012.

The Futuro Latino Learning Center. Presentation to the Committee of Visitors, President's House, Goucher College, April 27, 2012.

Intercambiando Ideas/Creando Comunidades: A New Community-Based Learning Model. Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference, Coppin State University, March 31, 2012.

"Serving the Adult Population of Cockeysville at Creative Kids Community Center." Proposal to offer English as a Second Language and Basic Spanish courses for adults, Creative Kids Community Center, Summer 2011.

"Nuestros Niños y el Sistema Escolar del Condado de Baltimore." Futuro Latino Learning Center Parent Orientation, Goucher College, November 2010.

Funded Research

Interdisciplinary Course Development Grant, U.S. Department of Education, 2006-2008.
To develop the course Acá y Allá: Identity Transformations in Contemporary Puerto Rican Families with a study-abroad component in Puerto Rico.

Awards/Significant Accomplishments

Appointed the first ever Director of the Futuro Latino Learning Center, Fall 2012.

Mellon Summer Sustainability Institute 2012. Participation awarded to incorporate an environmental component in the course Introduction to Latin American Studies, Goucher College, May 2012

Course Development Workshop. Participation awarded to develop and design a course roadmap and learning outcomes for the course The Latino Experience in the United States, Goucher College, May 2012

Faculty Grants Mentoring Award 2011-12. Oral History Project on the Experience of Latino Women Immigrants in the Baltimore Area, Goucher College, May 2011