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Carmen Villegas Rogers, Ed.D.

Carmen Villegas Rogers, Ed.D.

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Professor Emerita of French, Italian, and Spanish

Dr. Carmen Villegas Rogers, Professor of French, Italian, and Spanish, has been at Chestnut Hill College since 2007. Prior to CHC, she had taught graduate and undergraduate language courses at large state universities including The University of Georgia, Louisiana State University, and University of Tennessee. She also served as an Associate Professor at Xavier University of Louisiana, an HBCU institution in New Orleans, for 14 years.

Her publications have appeared in Hispania, The French Review, and Foreign Language Annals among other journals. Dr. Rogers’ research interests range from questions on the African heritage in Latin America to various linguistic and pedagogical topics related to her classes. She has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences including the AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) meetings in Panama and Puerto Rico as well as the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) convention in Canada. Dr. Rogers has taught a wide range of courses in French, Spanish, and Italian with focus on cultural studies and communicative language. Spanish for Heritage Speakers, Spanish for Educators, and Advanced Conversation Through Film are some of the courses she has developed and expanded in response to certain students’ interests.

Educational Background: 
  • Ed.D in Foreign Languages, University of Georgia, Athens
  • M.A. in Teaching French and Spanish, School for International Training Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Certificat Supérieur d’Aptitude à l’Enseignement du Français à l’Etranger Université Paul Valéry Montpellier, France
Courses Taught: 
  • Introduction to Hispanic Civilization:  Spain
  • Introduction to Hispanic Civilization: Latin America
  • Advanced French Conversation
  • Advanced Spanish Conversation/Composition
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • Spanish for Educators
  • Elementary and Intermediate French
  • Elementary and Intermediate Spanish
  • Elementary and Intermediate Italian
Scholarly Interests: 
  • Methods of teaching foreign languages
  • Influence of English on U.S. Spanish
  • African heritage in Latin America
Selected Publications: 

Articles /Chapters / Reviews

  •  “French Versus Spanish: Comparing Pace and Difficulty for Anglophone Learners.” Shippensburg Journal of Modern Languages 2017 (Issue 5) pp. 81-91. 
  • “Voices from Captivity in Colombia: Testimony of Loss and Courage.” Journal of Intercultural Disciplines. Spring 2017 (Vol.16) pp.68-88.
  • “Embracing New Directions for French Programs.” French Review March 2014 (Vol. 87.3) pp.183-185.
  • “Realidades del secuestro en Colombia: las voces de un regreso” (Realities of Kidnapping in Colombia: The Voices of a Return). National Association of African American Studies (NAAAS) & Affiliates Monograph Series, 2016.
  • “When my Son Became my Daughter.” Families in Transition (Part 5.16) Arlene I. Lev and Andrew R. Gottlieb, eds. Harrington Park Press, NY, 2019.
  • "Improving the Visibility of Afro-Latin Culture in the Spanish Classroom.” Hispania 2006.
  • "U.S. Spanish on the air: Good Waves for the Classroom.” Foreign Language Annals 2001.
  • "Language with a Purpose: Using Authentic Materials in the Foreign Language Classroom.” Foreign Language Annals 1988.
  • Même le silence a une fin (Even Silence Has an End) by Ingrid Betancourt. Book review, French Review December 2011, pp.49-50.