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Willie J.

Young II
EFL Professor, Hip Hop Scholar
1097 Martin Road, Stone Mountain, Georgia, 30088
(813) 857-0908
willie.young@upr.edu

Teaching Portfolio: flacorocks.weebly.com

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
MA in English Education and Literature Jan 2012-Current
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagez
Three semesters teaching undergraduate EFL courses
Thesis: The Emergence of Southern Hip Hop

BA in English Language and Literature Jan 2007-May 2012
Minors in Professional Writing and Spanish
Albany State University, Albany, GA
Graduated May 5, 2012
GPA: 3.06

Grecia, Costa Rica: Academia de Centroamrica de Espaol (ACCE) July 2011
Studied abroad in Costa Rica for four weeks.
Completed 80 hours of intensive language training in Spanish.
Lived with a host family and experienced the culture of Costa Rica.

Cuzco, Peru: Tropical Pathology and Infectious Disease Association (TPaIDA) Dec 2011
Studied rare and tropical diseases in several hospitals in Peru. (27 Hrs)
Observed physicians in surgery and patient check-ups.
Monitored health of patients in neurology, gynecology, pediatrics,
burn units, trauma centers, intensive care units, emergency units,
neonatal intensive care units, and gastroenterology.

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagez Jan 2013-Dec 2014
Position: Graduate Student Teaching Assistant
Description:
o Instructor of several undergraduate English courses
o Basic to intermediate level speaking, listening, reading, and
writing.
o Course design
o Syllabus construction
o Materials development
o Assignment and essay grading
o Handling of classroom procedures
o Develop professional relationships with colleagues.
o Complete graduate course requirements

Albany State University Global Programs Aug 2011- May 2012
Position: Student Worker/ Study Abroad Recruiter
Description:
o Recruited students for summer study abroad programs in Costa
Rica, France, and China.
o Assisted students with scholarship applications and statements of
purpose (Gilman Scholarship).
o Assisted director and administrative assistant with any duties assigned.
o Created technical documents:
Created flyers for study abroad forums, passport initiatives,
and International Education Week.
Edited and revised International Education Week report.
Created newsletter for International Education Week.
Organized expenses and office purchases in files.
Researched and compiled a full report of J-I student
processes at University of Georgia, Florida International
University and University of Miami.
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point,
and Publisher.
o Wrote, created and presented Power Point of study abroad
experiences at ASU and International Flint Fest in Albany, GA.
o Performed speeches on cultural diversity at ASU formally
and informally.
o Assisted in coordinating events for Global Programs and
ASU Global Ambassadors.
o Served as photographer at Global Programs events.

CERTIFICATION AND AWARDS
ASU Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship 2011

Certificate in Latin American Studies (CLAS) 2012
o 3 hours of Latin American Culture course work.
Latin American Culture and Civilization
o 6 hours of intensive language course work.
Spanish Conversation I, II
o 3 hours Latin American upper division course work.
19
th
and 20
th
Century Spanish American Literature
o 6 hours of studies abroad option. (Costa Rica)
Intermediate Spanish I, II

Deans List 2010-2012
Vice President of Albany State Universitys Global 2011-2012
Ambassadors
Mr. & Miss International ASU Pageant 2011-2012
o Awarded 1
st
Runner Up and Best Talent
Sigma Tau Delta 2012
o International English Honors Society
ACTIVITIES & PRESENTATIONS
Completed 56 hours of community service for Albany State
Universitys Global Programs.
Presented on-going Senior Research Project at the Harlem Nov 2011
Renaissance Conference at Paine College in Augusta, GA.
Presided at 2
nd
Annual International Studies Lecture Series for
Emory University professor and poet Kevin Young, and Dr.
Catherine White Ingold.
Presented final Senior Capstone Research Project at Albany
State University: Thangs Remain the Same: Analyzing Vernacular
Tradition through Identity in the Harlem Renaissance and Hip Hop
Presented Power Point at the Peru (TPaIDA) We Made it Back
study abroad forum about hospital experiences.

SKILLS
Technical Writing
Public Speaking
Intermediate Spanish language ability
Photography
Hip Hop Studies