Giada Biasetti

Program Director

Giada Biasetti

Program Director

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of English & World Languages

Bio

Giada Biasetti is Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of English and World Languages and she is the Director of the World Languages Program as well as Director of the Spain Study Abroad Program at Augusta University. In 2018, she won he American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugese Professor of the Year Award (Georgia Chapter).

  • (706) 667-4443
  • AH E341

Education

  • Ph.D., Romance Languages - Spanish University of Florida, 2009

  • MA, Languages and Linguistics: Comparative Literature Florida Atlantic University, 2005

  • BA, Language & Linguistics: Italian Spanish Florida Atlantic University, 2003

Awards & Honors

  • ADDY Award American Advertising Awards, 2022

  • Nomination for Pamplin’s Research and Creative Activity Award. February 2022. Pamplin College, 2022

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching The Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, 2020

  • Professor of the Year Awarded by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (Georgia Chapter)., 2018

  • Certificate of Appreciation 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SPAN 1001

    Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 3950

    Hispanophone Culture: Study Abroad: Spain
  • SPAN 2002

    Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 3220

    Spanish Culture
  • SPAN 2950

    Studies in Hispanophone: Study Abroad: Spain, Span I
  • SPAN 4600

    Intro to Span/Engl Translation
  • SPAN 3510

    Intro to Literature

Teaching Interests

Her teaching interests include Spanish language, literature, and culture as well as translation and interpretation. She also has experience teaching Italian language and culture.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • .“Hailey Dowdy (Animation) - My Augusta University Story” , 2022
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  • “Wycliff Gordon – My Augusta University Story”, 2022
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  • .“Claud Bugheni – My Augusta University Story”, 2021
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  • “AU Town and Gown”, 2021
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  • Cow Brains, 2020
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Research Interests

Her diverse academic background has led to two main areas of research interests: 20th century Latin American literature and translation and interpretation. Some of her published work includes "El poder subversivo de La casa de la laguna y La niña blanca y los pájaros sin pies: La centralización de la periferia," and "Benefits of an Interpretation Course for Foreign Language Learning and Development." She is currently working on a collaborative project that focuses on the neurophysiology of second language acquisition to better understand how students learn a second language.

Department Service

  • Assessment Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Director of Study Abroad Program in Salamanca, Spain 2019 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Portfolio/Senior Capstone Project Director 2018 - Present

    Role: Other
  • FLU Recruitment & Retention Committee Chair 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Spanish 1001-1002 Assistant Coordinator 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Pamplin Marketing and Recruitment Committee 2016 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Committee 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • University Senate 2018 - 2020

    Role: University Senate Service
  • Governance and Communication Committee 2017 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee 2017 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Student Mandatory Fee Committee 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Day of Service Committee 2016 - 2016

Professional Service

  • Culver's Institute 2019 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Director of Foreign Languages Program 2019 - Present

    Role: Director
  • Salamanca Program DIrector 2019 - Present

    Role: Director
  • CENTRO 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Hispania 2009 - Present

    Role: Reviewer