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Mirelly Buitrago Gonzalez

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Teaching Basic Spanish Courses.


Dr. Mirelly Buitrago-Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico and is a native speaker of Spanish. She has extensive teaching and administrative experience in higher education institutions in both Puerto Rico and the United States. She has a multidisciplinary academic background, which includes a Doctoral Degree in Education with a Concentration in Teaching and Learning, a degree of Master in Science with a major in Spanish from Minnesota State University, a Master's degree in Arts with a concentration in Social Sciences and Sociology from University of Puerto Rico, and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Social Studies, Sociology, and Anthropology obtained at University of Puerto Rico as well.
Dr. Buitrago-Gonzalez has developed multiple investigations related to the Hispanic community among which is Violence of gender, the development of models of educational excellence and the development of a social commitment to education. This last, carry not only to publish a novel research in Puerto Rico, but was implemented to establish an inter-university consortium called Operation Compassion at many poor communities in Puerto Rico, Haiti, Guatemala and Peru which in turn have received services from future professional who today are pursuing a career in nursing, medicine, communications, and education along with other professions. Her hard work in trying to look out for the disadvantaged communities has led her to represent all public and private universities in Puerto Rico, in the Latin American Center for Service Learning, and the International Consortium Red Talloires where global initiatives are developed to benefit education by making use of learning services, diversity and inclusion. From here she promoted a philanthropic and permanent service to communities, which earned her the recognition of teachers, administrators, and the Legislative Branches of the Government of Puerto Rico.
Dr. Buitrago-Gonzalez's most recent publication was in 2014 which was entitled "Practices and Strategies to Reach a Compromise With The Social Education in a School Community of Puerto Rico: Case Study". Graduate School of Education. Metropolitan University. In 2002 she also published "The Impact of the Protection Orders in Domestic Violence Cases in Puerto Rico." Graduate School of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, University of Puerto Rico. She continues to work diligently to develop projects that will have a major positive impact on the transformation of global citizens. Today, she has created for the students of the Spanish Program at Antioch College, the first student organization known as the Spanish Club, which will promote the strengthening and development of learning Spanish with extracurricular experience in perfect sync with the teaching of Spanish that, occurs daily in the classroom. Dr. Buitrago- Gonzalez teaching basic, intermediate, and advanced courses in Spanish.


MS University of Minnesota 2016
EDD Universidad Metropolitana 2014
MA University of Puerto Rico 2000
BA University of Puerto Rico 1996


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Selected Publications

1. Mirelly, B. (2014, April 15). Practices and Strategies to Reach a Social Compromise with the Education in a School Community of Puerto Rico.. Practices and Strategies to Reach a Social Compromise with the Education in a School Community of Puerto Rico., 1, 1-356.
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