Ana Maria Tejada

Lecturer of Spanish

Office: THMH Thomas 112   |    Phone: (308) 865-8353   |    Email: tejadaam@lopers.unk.edu

Ana María Tejada

Biography

Ana Maria Tejada, a native of Colombia, joined the Department of Modern Languages in 2013 as a Graduate Assistant, and as a full-time Lecturer of Spanish in 2015.


As part of the Department of Modern Languages, she has taught beginning and intermediate Spanish classes and has assisted with the Spanish Translation / Interpretation program.

Her most recent research has focused on the professional development of teachers,  primarily analyzing different mentoring programs among teachers all over the U.S. and the effect of study abroad on the self-efficacy of Spanish teachers' performance.

Education

MA.Ed. Spanish Education. University of Nebraska Kearney.

B.A. Interpretation and Translation. University of Nebraska Kearney.

A.A General Studies. Montgomery College.

Peer-reviewed publication

Jochum, C. J., Rawlings, J. R., & Tejada, A. M. (in press). Study abroad as professional development: Voices of in-service Spanish teachers. Dimension.

Peer-reviewed presentations

Jochum, C. J., Tejada, A. M., & Rawlings, J. R. (2015, April). The effects of study abroad on Spanish teachers’ self-efficacy: Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association—Division K, Chicago, IL.

Jochum, C. J., Tejada, A. M., Ford, A. R., & Swaney, C. S. (2015, February).Online mentoring: Improving foreign language pedagogy and proficiency. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Denver, CO.

Research in progress

Jochum, C. J., Tejada, A. M., & Rawlings, J. R. (manuscript preparation). The effects of study abroad on Spanish teachers’ self-efficacy: A multiple case study.

Research-related funding

Research Services Council Faculty Grant--$2,800 (2014). Examining Spanish teachers’ feelings of self-efficacy while studying abroad: A case study.