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Southern Oregon University

Instructor, Spanish

Central Hall 202


Educational Background

PhD, University of New Mexico, 1992
MA, University of Texas at El Paso, 1985
BA, Drake University, 1971


Academic Interests and Background

Dr. Sullivan, a former Peace Corps volunteer, lived 4 years in Costa Rica, followed by 18 along the U.S. Mexico Border. From 1992 until 2000 he was an instructor of Spanish and ESL at El Paso Community College where he also coordinated student and faculty excursions into the Mexican interior. Brian then worked as an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Teaching Methods at Keene State College of New Hampshire - a similar post he eventually held the first time he was hired by SOU (2003-2005). After another year of teaching and doing research on the Border, Brian returned to SOU in the fall of 2006 to teach Spanish. In his spare time he translates and writes his own creative work.