Jose Franco Rodriguez


Jose Franco Rodriguez

Fayetteville State University


Speaker Bio

Jose M. Franco Rodriguez professor at Fayetteville State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Hispanic Philology from the University of Almeria, Spain, with a specialization in Golden Age literature. His research spans issues from the literary dialogue as a genre to oral Mayan literature, to linguistic landscape, to telecollaboration as a pedagogical tool. He has been at FSU since 2005. Prior to that he taught at Methodist University, was a bilingual teacher in Los Angeles County for seven years, taught Spanish at a community college in England, and worked as an English instructor to middle and high school students in Spain. For ten years, Dr. Franco has been an invited scholar at the summer seminars offered by the Instituto Cervantes at the University of Almería (Spain). He has earned teaching credentials from educational systems in Spain, England, California, and North Carolina, and has been the coordinator of the Spanish Education program at FSU since 2005.


Panel: Of Gods and Men: Neurosciences meet Mayan Literature