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Spanish language and literature educator

Joan Estelle Ciruti, Spanish language and literature educator. Ciruti Center for Foreign Languages classroom building named in her honor, Mount Holyoke College, 1992; named Distinguished Alumnus Southeastern Louisiana College, 1973.

Background

Ciruti, Joan Estelle was born on August 8, 1930 in Ponchatouia, Louisiana, United States. Daughter of Joseph Aloysius and Olga (Jordan) Ciruti.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Southeastern Louisiana College, 1950;Master of Arts, University Okla, 1954;Doctor of Philosophy, Tulane University, 1959.

Career

Instructor modern langs, U. Oklahoma, Norman, 1957-1959;assistant professor, U. Okla, Norman, 1959-1963;research assistant, United States Office Education, Washington, 1959-1960;assistant professor Spanish, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1963-1966;associate professor, Mt Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1966-1971;department chairman Spanish, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1965-1971;professor, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1971-1977;Helen Day Gould professor Spanish, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1977-1992;professor emeritus Spanish, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, since 1992;dean studies, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1971-1974;chairman department, Spanish and Italian, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1975-1981, 85-86. Consultant Ednl. Testing Service, 1968-1979.

Membership

Member American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages, Modern Language Association (nomination advisory committee 1962-1964, nominating committee 1979-1980, academy freedom committee 1980-1983), Latin American Studies Association (member steering committee consortium Latin American studies programs 1969-1972, committee on women 1973-1974, nominating committee 1975), New England Council Latin American Studies, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, American Association of University Women.

Connections

father:
Joseph Aloysius Ciruti

mother:
Olga (Jordan) Ciruti