McKew Devitt started teaching at the University of Vermont while finishing his doctoral dissertation at the University at Albany and is currently a Senior Lecturer there. He teaches intermediate and advanced Spanish language, an introductory literature course and has also designed two study abroad programs. Every March for the past four years he has led a group of students on a service-learning trip to the Dominican Republic and also led a group on the Camino de Santiago, hiking from León to Santiago de Compostela.
He tells us "The literature classes that I had the pleasure to attend at UAlbany introduced me to a number of authors unknown to me up to then and opened my eyes to the multiple ways of reading various texts. I continue using the valuable lessons that I learned from the professors there in my own research and in my classrooms. One of the things I enjoyed the most in my experience was the interactions with the other teaching assistants and the friendships we developed along the way."