• Nicholas James Figueroa


    PhD (2017) - Spanish

    Dr. Figueroa has taken a position as an Adjunct Professor at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY for the Fall of 2017.  His dissertation “Variation in /ɾ/ Outcomes in the Speech of U.S.-Born Puerto Rican and Dominican Heritage Spanish Speakers” focused on the Caribbean Heritage Speakers’ variable pronunciation of liquids in syllable final position.  His areas of interests and teaching interests include the following: Spanish Linguistics with a concentration in Heritage Studies, Caribbean Dialectology, Contact Linguistics, Bilingualism, Caribbean Spanish Phonology and Latin American/Caribbean Studies.


    “Yo no estudio para saber más, sino para ignorar menos,”- Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

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