Lornaida Aviles

Lornaida Aviles

Teaching Assistant Professor
Spanish
Dey Hall 120

Education

MA, Economic/Social Anthropology, The University of Missouri
BA, International Studies
BS, International Marketing

About Professor Aviles

Lorna’s academic interests include Latin American history and economic development with a focus on the Andean region. A committed and passionate educator, she specializes in teaching and coordinating intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish. Throughout her career she has developed an array of language and cultural courses for both face-to-face and online formats which incorporate new and innovative technologies and seek to engage students with the language beyond the classroom.

Professor Avilés has been developing and leading study abroad and community service programs since 2009 to countries such as Perú, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Ireland. A social anthropologist by training, her educational background lends an added layer of benefit to her students on campus and abroad. She has also worked with the Study Abroad office to develop a new global-immersion curriculum for both faculty and students going abroad that seeks to prepare them for the challenges they may encounter while making the most of their experience and contributing in-depth to the organizations they serve abroad.

Typical Courses

SPAN 101 Online
SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 300 Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar Review