Dr. lucy g. willis
Office: MRCHS 283
Phone: (956) 882-8871
Lucy G. Willis, a native of Brownsville, Texas, has been with UTB/TSC since 1973. She obtained her B.A. and M.A. from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, in 1970 and 1972, respectively. After fourteen years of service with then TSC, she began doctoral studies at The University of Texas at Austin and completed a PhD. in foreign language education in May 1988.
Initially an ESL instructor and counselor, she has also served in the capacity of liaison and design team director for the Challenge for Excellence Endowment Scholarship Program, as well as director of the Young Scholars in Conference Program. She has taught Spanish for Faculty and Staff since 1994, when she initiated the program, and is currently director of the Dual Language Certification Program that recognizes students’ bilingual and biliterate abilities.
Outside the classroom, Dr. Willis enjoys an active sports routine that includes aerobics, cycling and racquetball.
The study of Spanish for heritage learners and the folklore of the Southwest.
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1988
M.A., Southwest Texas State University, 1972
B.A., Southwest Texas State University, 1970
SPAN 1373 and 1374
SPAN 6380, Topic: Folklore