DR. KRISHAUNA HINES-GAITHER NAMED 2013 N.C. HIGHER EDUCATION WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHER OF THE YEAR.
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- Biography: Since 2004, Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither has been a Professor of Spanish, Literature, and Teacher Education at Salem College in North Carolina. Dr. Hines-Gaither is the Past Chair of the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Special Interest Group for Educators of African American Students (ACTFL AAS SIG). She is also the Past President of the Foreign Language Association of NC.. She received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Educational Studies and Cultural Foundations with a concentration in Cultural Studies. Dr. Hines-Gaither's dissertation is titled Negotiations of Race, Class, and Gender among Afro-Latina Women Immigrants to the Southern United States. She received her Bachelor's degree in Spanish from Salem College and a Master's degree in Spanish Education from Wake Forest University. Dr. Hines-Gaither is a graduate of Middlebury College (Vermont) French Language School as well. She specializes in the diversification & the differentiation of modern language pedagogy. Her research interests include Afro-Hispanic and Afro-Francophone literature and culture. She has taken dozens of students to Mexico and Cuba to study abroad and to conduct research. When outside of the classroom, Dr. Hines-Gaither enjoys Latin dancing, reading, traveling, and community activism. She resides in Winston-Salem, NC with her husband Julián & son Giovanni.
Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither is available for school presentations (K-20), public speaking, teacher trainings, panels and workshops (click here).