Department of Hispanic Studies
The University of Houston
416 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3062
(713) 743-3007

 

Dr. Guadalupe Quintanilla

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Associate Professor
Latin American Culture and Literature Department of Hispanic Studies

Office: 421 AH
Phone: 713.743.3007
Email: gquintanilla@uh.edu



Dr. Guadalupe Quintanilla is an associate professor in the Dept. of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston. She holds an Ed.D and a M.A. from the University of Houston (1976, 1971) and a B.S from Pan American University (1969)

Dr. Quintanilla has been a powerful influence in the Hispanic community where she has worked tirelessly to encourage students to attend a University. She has also, for many years, worked to raise funds for scholarships for students attending the University of Houston. She is a popular speaker for local and national conventions where she discusses topics ranging from literature to Spanish for the professions. Her story has inspired many to continue their education and to succeed.


Education

Ed. D.: 1976, University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
Major: Multicultural Bilingual, Curriculum and Instruction.

M.A.: 1971, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Major: Spanish and Latin American Literature

B.S.: 1969. Pan American University, Edinburg, Texas.
Major: Biology, Cum Laude

Teaching and Research Interests

Hispanic Folklore in the U.S.
Hispanic Literature
Spanish within the Spanish heritage speakers
Mexican American and Hispanic Literature

Courses Taught Include:

Public Speaking in Spanish
Women in Hispanic Literature
Written Communication – Hispanic Heritage Learners
Folklore Hispano Americano
Mexican American Literature

Publications

Books/Journals

Guadalupe Quintanilla – My Story - (co-author). Townsend Library Press, West Berlin. 2012

Estrategias Efectivas para Hablar enPúblico (co-author). McGraw-Hill, New York, 2000.

El Espíritu Siempre Eterno del México-Americano(co-author). The University Press of America, Washington, D.C., 1977.

Español: Lo Esencial para el Bilingüe(co-author). The University Press of America, Washington, D.C., 1977.

Manuals

Practical Spanish for Law Enforcement. H.P.D city of Houston 2011

Spanish for Law Enforcement Officers. Levels I, II, III, H.P.D. City of Houston, TX. 2011

Practical Spanish for Supervisors and Construction Personnel. W.B. City of Houston, 2007

Spanish for Medical Personnel. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. 2011

Communication for Dispatchers in the Law Enforcement Area.  City of Houston, Texas, 1999.

Communicating in Spanish: Information for Drug Enforcement Officers. The Drug Enforcement Agency, Washington, D.C. 2005.

Conversational Spanish for Assets Protection Personnel.  Dayton Hudson, Houston, Texas, 1994.

Conversational Spanish for Priests and Church Personnel. Diocese of California, California, 1993.

Effective Spanish for School Personnel. Published by the State of Kansas, Kansas, 1995.

Dispatchers Manual English/Spanish. Pan American Law Enforcement Coalition, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1987.

Conversational Spanish for Emergency Personnel. Pan American Law Enforcement Coalition, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1987.

Conversational Spanish I for Fire Fighters. Pan American Law Enforcement Coalition, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1987.

Reference Manual: Spanish for Law Enforcement. Pan American Law Enforcement Coalition, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1987.

Conversational Spanish for Law Enforcement Officers. Pan American Law Enforcement Coalition, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1987.

A Glimpse at the Hispanic World. Pan American Law Enforcement Coalition, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1987.

Keys to Spanish Communication for the Classroom, Levels I, II, & III.  Southwestern Press, Houston, Texas, 1987.

Conversational Spanish I for Fire Fighters. Fire Department and the City of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1984.
Spanish for Paramedics. Fire Department and the City of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1983.

Basic Spanish for Police Officers. Houston Police Department, Houston, Texas, 1980.

Conversational Spanish for Police Officers, Level II. Houston Police Department, Houston, Texas, 1979.

Conversational Spanish for Police Officers, Level I. Houston Police Department, Houston, Texas,1978.

Articles

“Three Steps?” Published in Learning Skills for College.  Brooks/Cole Publishing Comp, Pacific Grove, California, 2008.

“La Mujer Hispana.”  Published in Hispanics in Houston and in Harris County 1519-1986. Houston Hispanic Forum, Houston, Texas, 1989.

“Dropping Out of School: An Epidemic in Search for a Cure.” Published in Vista Magazine, Los Angeles, California, 1986.

“La Comunicación Intercultural.” Appeared in Carreras: Leyes,Houghton, Miffin Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985.

“Speaking Their Language.”  Published in International Fire Chief,Washington, D. C., October 1984.

“Cross-Cultural Communication: An Ongoing Challenge.”  Published in FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Washington, D. C., February 1983.

“The Development of Mexican American Literature.” Published by Mexican American Studies Program, Understanding the Chicano Experience through Literature, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1981.
“Understanding The Chicano Experience Through Literature.” Mexican American Studies Monograph. April 1981

“La Chicana.” Published in El Cuaderno, Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, Austin, Texas, 1980.

“Professional Growth.” Published in The Texas Police Journal, Dallas, Texas, 1980.

“The Profile of a Chicana.”  Published in Teaching, University Press of America, Washington, D.C., 1980.

“El Español.” Published in Preparing Teachers for Bilingual Education, University Press of America, Washington, D.C., 1979.

“Machismo.”  Published in Preparing Teachers for Bilingual Education, University Press of America, Washington, D.C., 1979.

“Special Spanish for Bilingual Teachers.” Published in Preparing Teachers for Bilingual Education, University Press of America, Washington, D.C., 1979.

“The Mexican American People: An Historical Profile.”  Published in Preparing Teachers for Bilingual Education, University Press of America, Washington,D.C., 1979.

“A Non-traditional Program for Police Officers.” Published in the Texas Police Journal, Austin, Texas, 1979.

“The Houston Police Department's Hispanic Culture Language Program.”  Published in The Police Chief, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1979.

“The Little School of the 400 and its Influence on Education for the Spanish Dominant Children of Texas.”  Published in Preparing Teachers for Bilingual Education, University Press of America, Washington, D.C., 1979.

“Bilingualism.”  Published in Preparing Teachers for Bilingual Education, University Press of America, Washington, D.C., 1979.

“Mexican American Literature.”  Published in Toward a Curriculum Reflective of Cultural Pluralism. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1976.

Short Stories

“Nana Mi Abuela.” Published in A Grand Gathering by Sammye Munson. Eakin Press, Austin, Texas, 2002.

“Why?” Published in Preparing Teachers for Bilingual Education, The University Press of America, Washington, D.C., 1979.

“El Reloj.”  Published in El Español: La Teoría y la Práctica, Holt, Rinehart, & Wiston, New York, New York, 1978.

“¿Será Verdad?”  Published in Español: Un Curso Fundamental, Van Nostrand Company, New York, New York, 1978.

“Sequía.”  Published in El Español: La Teoría y La Práctica, Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, New York, New York, 1977.

“He Has Quite an Accent, Doesn't He?” Published in Preparing Teachers for Bilingual Education, The University Press of America, Washington, D.C., 1970.

Editing and Translation

I’m Going to Texas, by Mary Dodson Wode, Colophon House, Houston, Texas, 1995.

The Trap and Other Writings, by Luis Garibay, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 1978.

Affiliations

• American Association of University Professors
• American Association of University Women
• Modern Languages Association
• Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education
• University of Houston Professional Women's Organization