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Departamentos Académicos


Lunes, 24 Febrero 2014 23:15 Publicado en Docentes

Department's staff

Miércoles, 03 Abril 2013 16:41 Publicado en Docentes
LanguageS Department's staff

Gladis Leonor Arias Rodríguez Gladis Leonor Arias Rodríguez

M.A. in Language Teaching from Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, M.A. in Pedagogy from Universidad Santo Tomas (USTA), Seccional Tunja, Colombia. She has experience in teaching English from primary to higher education and at the graduate level. Her latest investigations have been related to academic literacy practices, teaching through videos, curriculum and stereotypes. Full-time faculty member and researcher at USTA-Tunja; editor of Shimmering Words E-magazine.


María Victoria Guzmán Holds a Bachelor´s degree in Modern Languages, an advanced conversation English course from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, a course in social studies from Amity institute; a specialization in Computer Tools for Teaching from the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia and a Master´s degree in English Language Teaching for Self-directed Learning from the Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia and Anaheim University, USA.  She has also fulfilled a graduate diploma in TESOL from Anaheim University, Autonomous Learning, Online Tutoring, Technology to enhance Language and Learning Practices, and Phonetics and Phonology from Hamline University. She has experience in teaching Communicative Competence, English as a Foreign Language, Spanish as a Foreign Language, and has taught in Foreign Languages programs at the UPTC, the UNAD and the USTA (face-to-face and virtual). Her line of research includes ICT, new practices and perspectives for language teaching, fundamentals of self- access materials and the role of feedback, perceptions about research in Tunja, enhancement of teaching and learning practices throughout cooperation, collaboration and lesson study methodology as well as assessment and evaluation in University students.  


Adriana Maritza Rivera Barreto is graduated from UPTC with a Bachelor of Spanish-English and  also holds an MA in English Language Teaching Autonomous Learning Environments from  Universidad de La Sabana; She is certificated with the ICELT – In-Service Certificate in English Language Teaching issued by the University of Cambridge, England. Currently she is a full time English teacher at Universidad Santo Tomás.


Carol Anne Ochoa Alpala holds a B.Ed. in Modern Languages: English-Spanish  from Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (UPTC) and an M.A. in Languages Teaching from UPTC. She has been an English professor at Santo Tomás University in Tunja  for nine years. Her research line is e-learning.

Fanny Alba is a languages teacher at Universidad Santo Tomás Tunja where is currently a Part time teacher

James A. Ruiz holds a B.ed in languages teaching from UPTC Tunja. currently ,is a full time teacher at Santo Tomás University Tunja. as well as, He is the coordinator of the PAAI program and the Language lab and is in charged of informating the community about the different activities developed by the Department.

Eliana Edith Roberto Flórez holds an MA in Language Teaching. Currently, she is a full time teacher at Universidad Santo Tomás. She has been supporting the teaching process of English as a foreign language since 2005. She carried out several research projects related to the use of virtual tools as a complement of face to face classes and the way that students can write research articles through collaborative work. Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.



William Ricardo Ortiz  holds a B, Ed. in Modern Languages: Spanish-English from Universidad Pedagógica Y Tecnológica De Colombia (UPTC) and also holds a specialization in Human Rights teaching from UPTC. Currently, he is a candidate for a Master in Higher Education from Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana, (UNINI) Puerto Rico and México. He is interested in researching about different EFL methodologies to teach English as a foreign language.

Anna Carolina Penaloza was born in New Jersey. She graduated from the University of Arizona as an Environmental Scientist. She has worked in education for more than seven years. She also worked as a research technician at the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research in Tucson. She has been teaching English in Colombia since 2013. Her goal is to educate well-rounded students capable of meeting today’s demands, while understanding the cultural and social aspects of the world. Her favorite quote is from Maya Angelou: “Pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”











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