Ms. Jill Gómez

Jill GómezSenior Lecturer

241 Rentschler Hall, Hamilton Campus
513-785-3006
gomezjr@miamioh.edu

Office Hours

By Appointment


Jill Gomez is a Senior Lecturer at Miami University’s Regional campuses, where she has been teaching Spanish since 1997. She regularly teaches face-to-face, hybrid, and online proficiency-based Spanish courses, including the gateway composition course for Spanish majors and minors. In addition to these language courses, Jill is certified to teach occupational Spanish courses and has worked with area police, teachers, and emergency personnel to better communicate with the Spanish-speaking population. Jill has co-designed a course for Criminal Justice majors about Hispanic community relations in the U.S. justice system. Jill acts as the social media liaison for her departments. She enjoys presenting and attending local and national language-teaching conferences to learn and share ideas.

Education

1997 - Master of Arts in Spanish
Miami Unversity, Oxford, OH
Specialization Area: Linguistics
Thesis: The Utilization of Electronic Mail in the Foreign Language Classroom

1995 - Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and International Studies
Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH
Honors: Cum laude

1994 - Study Abroad
Center for Cross Cultural Studies, Sevilla, Spain Teaching and Research Interests

Areas of Interest

  • Performance and Proficiency-based Teaching
  • Technology in Education
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • Spanish for Criminal Justice Majors

Courses Taught at Miami

  • Beginner’s Spanish (SPN 101 and 102)
  • Intensive Basic Spanish (SPN 111)
  • Intermediate Spanish (SPN 201 and 202)
  • Independent Study (SPN 177)
  • Intermediate Spanish Conversation (SPN 241)
  • Grammar Review and Introduction to Composition (SPN 311)
  • Special Topics Course (CJS 470E)

Professional Recognition

  • Faculty-Staff Commendation, Center for Teaching Excellence, Winter 2017
  • Regionals Service Honor Roll, Center for Civic Engagement – Regionals, Spring 2017 to Present
  • All-Star Ohio Foreign Language Association Recognition, Ohio Foreign Language Association, Spring 2017

Grants and Awards

Command Spanish® for Elementary School Teachers, with funding from Miami University’s Office of Continuing Education Program Development Fund, 2004 to 2005

Selected Publications

Articles

  • Fourman (Gomez), Jill R. (1998), “Utilization of Electronic Mail in the Foreign Language Classroom,”Current Issues in English Language Methodology, 12, 133-141.

Presentations

  • "3 Modes + 5 Assessments = 1 Super IPA." Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages / Ohio Foreign Language Association. To be presented: March 2019, Columbus, OH.
  • "Online Language Classes: From Designing to Teaching and Beyond." Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages / Ohio Foreign Language Association. To be presented: March 2019, Columbus, OH.
  • 'Workshop: Transforming Language Learning through the Lens of IPAs."  Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Conference . November 2018, New Orleans, LA.
  • "3 Modes + 5 Assessments = 1 Super IPA." Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Conference . November 2018, New Orleans, LA.
  • "Online Language Classes: From Designing to Teaching and Beyond." Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Conference. November 2018, New Orleans, LA.
  • "Improve your Classroom with Google and Chrome." Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. Miami University Conference on the Teaching of Languages. October 2018, West Chester, OH
  • "Workshop: Transforming Language Learning through IPAs." Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. Athens High School (Invited to present for professional development). August 2018, Athens, OH.
  • "Integrated Performance Assessments: The Interpretive Mode." Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. Ohio Foreign Language Association Annual Conference. April 2018, Cleveland, OH.
  • "IPAs: Making Them Work for You." Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Conference. November 2017, Nashville, TN.
  • "Think Outside the Book." Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Conference. November 2017, Nashville, TN.
  • "Workshop: Think Outside the Book." Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Fall Foreign Language Workshop Series. October 2017, Blue Ash, OH.
  • "The Language Texbook: Use It Till You Lose It." Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. Ohio Foreign Language Association Annual Conference. April 2017, Columbus, OH.
  • "All-Star Session: Integrated Performance Assessments: Where to Begin." Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. Ohio Foreign Language Association Annual Conference. April 2017, Columbus, OH.
  • "All-Star Session: Integrated Performance Assessments: Where to Begin?"  Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah.Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. March 2017, Chicago, IL.
  • "Workshop: Goodbye, Grammar Approach! Now What?" Belka, Tiffany; Gomez, Jill; and Henson, Leah. Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. March 2017, Chicago, IL.
  • "Integrated Performance Assessments: Where to Begin?" Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. Presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Conference with the Ohio Foreign Language Association Annual Conference (Held jointly). March 2016, San Diego, CA.
  • "Goodbye, Grammar Approach! Now What?" Belka, Tiffany; Gomez, Jill; and Henson, Leah. Presented at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Conference. November 2015, San Diego, CA.
  • "Integrated Performance Assessments: Where to Start?" Belka, Tiffany; Gomez, Jill; and Henson, Leah. Presented at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Conference. November 2015, San Diego, CA.
  • "Goodbye, Grammar Approach! Now What?" Gomez, Jill and Henson, Leah. Presented at the Ohio Foreign Language Association Annual Conference. April 2015, Sandusky, OH.
  • "Adding Proficiency to Traditional University Language Courses."  Allen, Tammy; Gomez, Jill; and Henson, Leah. Presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. March 2015, Minneapolis, MN.

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Member, 2015 to Present
  • Ohio Foreign Language Association Member, 2014 to Present

Languages

  • English (native)
  • Spanish