"Profe Blake" is originally from Prescott, Arizona, and is new to Oklahoma as of August 2016. He received a Bachelor of Science in secondary education at Northern Arizona University and in 2014 completed a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) there. He studied abroad in Cuernavaca, México, in 2010 and received a scholarship to study at La Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain, in 2014. Other professional experience in Spanish prior to coming to UCO include work with the Spanish Immersion Program as a "conversante" during his undergraduate and graduate studies, and student teaching at a trilingual middle-school for English, Spanish and Navajo in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Prior to teaching at UCO, he taught courses ranging from elementary Spanish to upper-division advanced Spanish grammar in campus-based and online formats, first as a graduate student and then as a faculty member. He worked as an online course moderator from 2012 to 2016. Currently, Profe Blake teaches elementary and intermediate Spanish courses on campus and online and serves as the online coordinator for Spanish.
In his free time, he enjoys hunting down the best authentic Mexican food in the OKC metro, exploring Oklahoma's outdoors (especially spots for swimming!), going to Thunder games, playing guitar, and listening to all types of music from "Americana" to all genres of Latin music. He also enjoys reading, especially books on philosophy, theology, eastern religions and history.
Tuesday and Thursday: noon-1 p.m. online.
Wednesday: 1-4 p.m. online.
Professional and Community Involvement
Spanish Online Coordinator 2020-present
Latino Faculty and Staff Association (LFSA) Associate Member 2016-present
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