Tori Smith's area of interest is foreign language education and currently includes arts literacy, performance studies, and contemplative pedagogy.
I served as the Language Program Director for Hispanic Studies from 1984 to 2005, during a time of great expansion. I design, teach and supervise language courses, and for many years taught a graduate seminar on Theory and Methods of Foreign Language Teaching. As the recipient of numerous grants (NEH, Brown Curricular Development, Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning, Humanities Research), I've been able to create courses, develop programs to train teaching assistants, create instructional material using interactive media, and become a certified Oral Proficiency Tester. I am interested in the use of the arts and performance in my teaching. Since 2006 I have been exploring contemplative pedagogy in foreign language education and in 2008 published a pioneering article on this topic. In 2010 I received the Sheridan Center Award for Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning at Brown.
VICTORIA SMITH, B.A. Stanford University. Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.
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