"Profe Blake" is originally from Prescott, Arizona, and is new to Oklahoma as of August 2016. He received a Bachelor's of Science in Secondary Education at Northern Arizona University and in 2014 completed a Masters 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 experiences in Spanish 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, AZ.
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 Spanish 1114 and 1224 on campus and online.
In his free time he enjoys playing and listening to all types of music from "americana" to all genres of Latin music. He's also a big fan of cooking shows and being outdoors (Oklahoma weather permitting). He also enjoys reading, especially books on philosophy, theology, eastern religions, and history.
Monday-Thursday: 1-1 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30-8:30 p.m., online
Professional and Community Involvement
Spanish Club (¡Fanáticos!) Faculty advisor 2016 - present
Student Engagement and Retention Committee (SERC) Chair 2017-present
Latino Faculty and Staff Association (LFSA) Associate Member 2016-present
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