Ms. Nohelia Rojas-Miesse

Nohelia Rojas-Miesse

Nohelia Rojas-Miesse was born in Nicaragua. She earned a B.A in Spanish Education from the University of La Verne in La Verne, CA and a Master’s degree from Miami University in 1994 where she has been teaching since. She teaches Intermediate level courses, Spanish for the Health Care, Intermediate and Advanced conversation courses. She also directs Study Abroad programs to Nicaragua and Costa Rica.


M.A. - Miami University, Oxford, OH

B.A. - University of La Verne, CA

Courses Taught at Miami

  • SPN 201: Second Year Spanish (3)
  • SPN 202: Second Year Spanish (3)
  • SPN 203: Spanish for Health Care Professionals (3)
  • SPN 341: Advanced Conversational Spanish (3)
  • SPN 342: Advanced Conversational Spanish (3)

Professional Recognition

  • Recipient of the 2016 Globally Engaged Program Award given by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Recipient of the 2015 Miami University John E. Dolibois Faculty Award 

Grants and Awards

  • 2017 - $4,000 - The Global Health Interdisciplinary Research Innovation Center

Selected Publications


  • "Keep What Works: Many Assessments CAN Co-exist." Report of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL). Performance + Proficiency = Possibilities. March 2017.
  • "Digital Storytelling the the language classroom: The impact on technology self-efficacy, writing self-assessment, and perceptions of teacher feedback." Report of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL). Fostering Connections, Empowering Communites, Celebrating the World. March 2016.


  • "Developing L2 Proficiency: Let's Talk Numbers, Expectations, and Curricula."
  • "Measuring oral and written L2 proficiency development in Spanish majors at the university: Is it time to rethink the upper-division curriculum?"
  • "Beyond the tour: Study Abroad with a Purpose by Engaging Students through Service."
  • "How Much Can They REALLY Say?"
  • "Go Hybrid: Exams that Foster Creativity, Communication, and Problem Solving."
  • "How do you ensure that your Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) course adheres to the Standards and SLA principles?"
  • "No More Fill in the Blank: Show Me What You Know!"
  • "Don't Throw the Baby out with the Bathwater: Many Assessments CAN Co-exist!"
  • "Motives for drinking and social perceptions among upper-middle-class high-school students in Nicaragua: Curtailing drinking problems through education."
  • "Language Development with Digital Storytelling"
  • "Applying Language Skills in a Medical Context."
  • "Language Development: The Role of Multiple Drafts in Digital Storytelling."
  • "Making it Personal: Language Learning in a Professional Context."

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
  • The Ohio Foreign Language Association (OFLA)


  • Spanish
  • English