Craig Stokes has been at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY since 2002 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish, where he continues to teach basic, intermediate, and some advanced courses. His current projects at DCC include converting his face-to-face intermediate Spanish course to a fully online course and developing a basic Portuguese sequence online. His recent interest in online instruction has been fueled by the desire to see languages taught properly online by qualified and dedicated professors. He felt the only way to insure this was to take on the project himself.
During his PhD studies at UAlbany, Mr. Stokes developed a strong passion for the interaction between languages, Spanish and Catalan in particular, and his research in Spanish-Catalan contact continues as he investigates further certain aspects of his dissertation.
Of his time in the LLC Spanish program, he says
"I am eternally indebted to the outstanding professors who guided me down the path of research and exploration and then set me free to discover new roads on my own."