Dr. Reyna Vergara
M.A. Spanish Language and Literature, SUNY Buffalo
Ph.D. Spanish Language and Literature, SUNY Buffalo 2015
Dr. Reyna Vergara earned her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Spanish Language and Literatures at The State University of New York at Buffalo, where she's an adjunct instructor. In 2001, she graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. degree in Education with concentrations in the fields of Spanish and History. In addition, Dr. Vergara remains up-to-date in academia by attending and presenting at conferences in the areas of literature, language, culture, and gender. She has presented at Case Western Reserve University, University of Kentucky, University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez, Athens Institute for Education and Research, and University at Buffalo. In 2014, she also offered a Webinar for The Association of Boarding Schools. Furthermore, in 2013-14, she led an organizing committee for the 3rd Annual Second Language Acquisition (L2) Workshops sponsored by the Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL) Department at the University at Buffalo. She was also part of the editorial board for the 2014 SUNY Buffalo Romance Studies Journal. Her current academic memberships include: the Modern Language Association, GEMELA Grupo de estudio sobre la mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800), Feministas Unidas Inc., and The Languages & Linguistics Research Unit for the Athens Institute of Education and Research. She has been inducted to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the 2000-01 Dean's List at Baylor University, and The Beta Nu Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Spanish Honor Society.
Dr. Vergara has over seven years of university teaching experience. She has taught at Baylor University and SUNY at Buffalo. In 2012, she had the honor of being nominated for the Excellence in Teaching Award by faculty members from the University at Buffalo's RLL Department. From 2001-2004, Dr. Vergara also served as an English as a Second Language Consultant for the ESL/Bilingual department of the Waco Independent School District. Prior to accepting her current position as the Gow School librarian, she worked for us as the Foreign Language Department Chair for two years.
In her time off, Dr. Vergara enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling the World, reading and writing. She is currently working on a book-length project and collaborating on a socio-political cultural article. For over ten years, she has served as a translator and organizer for various service projects in Texas, Guatemala, and Honduras. Although the United States is her permanent home, Dr. Vergara was born and raised in Honduras, Central America.