Testimonials from Recent Graduates
"The decision to come to Texas Tech University and especially to the Ph.D program
in Spanish is one that I am most glad that I made. Everyone from professors, staff,
coordinators and fellow students has been a great source of inspiration and support.
They all have contributed to my success in achieving my academic goals, and they have
also helped me become a better professional. By being a GPTI I have the amazing possibility
of improving my teaching skills and also of meeting wonderful people every day. I
must say that I absolutely love my students!"
- Claudia Simon
"Completing a PhD in Spanish at TTU prepared me really well not only to get a nice
position as an assistant professor in a respected liberal arts college, but also to
be able to perform well in all my duties as a professor from day one. The Graduate
professors were always helpful mentors, coordinators and directors, for that reason
my years as a graduate student as TTU gave my the opportunity to deeply develop several
important aspects of my profession: teaching, researching, editing, and publishing."
- Pradanos, Iñaki
"Getting an MA in Spanish at TTU has certainly been the most meaningful experience
in my academic and professional life. This respected liberal arts college has prepared
me really well since the very first day. The Graduate professors, who are always available
and willing to help, have been wonderful coordinators, mentors, guides and directors.
They have helped and encouraged me to carry out research, to present in conferences
and to publish in the academic world. I have also had the opportunity to get a position
as an assistant professor; which has been an amazing chance to develop my teaching
skills. Being a TA, at the same time, has provided me the one life time experience
of teaching Spanish in Seville with the unique teaching abroad program that our department
- Valentin, Laura