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

Other Duties

Program Director, Academic Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Confucius Institute

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, Literatures University of Florida, 2009

  • BA, Language Interpretation and Tr Florida Atlantic University, 2003

Awards & Honors

  • 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

  • Alpha Mu Gamma Induction 2014

  • Certificate of Appreciation 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SPAN 1001

    Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 4600

    Intro to Span/Engl Translation
  • SPAN 1002

    Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 3510

    Intro to Literature
  • SPAN 4950

    Selected Topics
  • SPAN 3220

    Spanish Culture

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

  • Translation of MASA (Medical Transport Solutions) documents and flyers, 2019
    Translation or Transcription
  • El misterio de Santa Caterina, 2019
    Translation or Transcription
  • “Mujeres al rescate de figuras femeninas mitificadas; Malinalli, Claire y Catalina de los Ríos y Lisperguer.”, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Benefits of an Interpretation Course for Foreign Language Learning and Development, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • An unusual partnership: Transportation engineering outreach and Spanish translation program, 2012
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

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
  • Curriculum Committee 2019 - Present

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

    Role: Other
  • Director of World Languages Program 2019 - Present

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

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Pamplin Marketing and Recruitment Committee 2016 - Present

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

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • University Senate 2018 - Present

    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