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Abraham Mata

  • Ph.D. Spanish - Texas Tech University
  • M. Sc. Interdisciplinary Studies - Texas Tech University
  • B.A. in Spanish Literature - Texas Tech University
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages

Center for Academic Achievement 139
office: 806.720.7733

About Abraham

Dr. Abraham Mata holds a B.A. in Spanish, a M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Spanish, Bilingual Education, Computer Science), and a Ph.D. in Spanish from Texas Tech University. A native Spanish speaker, he has taught languages in Mexico, Spain and the United States. Dr. Mata has research interests in both literature and language instruction. In literature, his research centers on Spanish and Luso-Brazilian colonial sermons and the transatlantic religious discourse in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In language instruction, he studies the application of distance learning technology to language teaching and learning.

Dr. Mata teaches a variety of courses in the Spanish Education Program, from Beginning Spanish to Advanced Grammar and Composition. In addition, he teaches Portuguese and oversees German, Chinese and French courses as part of the Texas Language Consortium, an inter-institutional project between LCU, Texas Wesleyan, Schreiner, Concordia, and Texas Lutheran University.

Dr. Mata and his wife served as missionaries in Chihuahua, Mexico, and they are the proud parents of high-energy, multilingual toddlers.

Previously Taught

  • Beginning Spanish I
  • Beginning Spanish II
  • Intermediate Spanish I
  • Intermediate Spanish II
  • Spanish for Health Professionals
  • Introduction to Spanish American Life and Literature
  • Introduction to Spanish Life and Literature
  • Hispanic Culture and Communication
  • Survey of Spanish Literature
  • Survey of Spanish American Literature
  • Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • Senior Seminar
  • Beginning Portuguese I (distance learning course)
  • Beginning Portuguese II (distance learning course)