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José Antonio Carmona, Spanish language educator, English language educator. Certified Spanish teacher K-12, New Jersey, English as Second Language.


Carmona, José Antonio was born on March 9, 1960 in Remedios, Las Villas, Cuba. Came to the United States, 1971. Son of Felix and Maria Gloria (Reyes) Carmona.


Bachelor, Drew University, 1983. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1984. Master of Education, Columbia University, 1986.

Postgrad in Hispanic culture & literature United States, Columbia University, since 1986.


Special education teacher grades 5, 6. P.S. 121 New York Board Education, New York City, 1984. English as Second Language instructor Hispanic Institute Research and Development, Paramus, New Jersey, 1985-1986.

Adjunct professor of Spanish Bergen Community College, 1985-1987. Instructor Spanish Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1987-1991. English as Second Language instructor Emerson Adult Education Program, Union City, 1988-1989.

Adjunct associate professor Spanish County College of Morris, Randolph, 1988. Adjunct professor Spanish College St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, 1990. Instructor, coordinator English as Second Language and Spanish Hudson County Community College, West New York, 1990-1994, assistant professor English to Speakers of Other Languages, modern language coordinator, 1994-1996.

Supervisor student teachers of Spanish William Paterson College, Wayne, 1996. Professor modern langs./EOSL Daytona Beach (Florida) Community College, 1996—2005, chair department modern langs./English as Second Language, 1999—2005, chair English to Speakers of Other Languages, 2001—2004. Coordinator Embry-Riddle Language Institute, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, since 2005.

Case worker Angel Guardian Home, Brooklyn, 1983. Coordinator Hispanic Leadership Program, St. Elizabeth College, Convent Station, 1989-1990, Governor's School on the Environmental Stockton State College, Pomona, New Jersey, 1989-1993, co-director 1993. Faculty adviser Hispanic House students, Drew University, Madison, 1987-1991, academy adviser and counselor to 1st and 2nd year students, other administrative duties.

Freelance translator, since 1985. Lecturer and or presenter at many national and international educational conferences. Visiting professor Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida, since 2003.

Visiting adjunct professor education Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, 2005.


  • Certified Spanish teacher K-12, New Jersey, English as Second Language.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Adolescent Blues (poetry) 1992, Distinct Voices: A Multicultural Anthology for English as Second Language Writers, 1996. Co-author: Mixed Media: Authentic Reading for the Beginning English as Second Language Student (text), 1993, Topics and Trends: First Authentic Readings for English as Second Language Writers, 1994 (text), Exploremos: Spanish for the Community College Student, 2001. Contributor over 80 poems to Spanish and English mags, since 1988.


Member Hispanic affairs advisory committee Department Community Affairs, Trenton, New Jersey, 1989-1991, Affirmative Action Committee, Drew University, Madison, 1989-1991. Advisory board Drew University EOF program, Madison, 1990-1995, Selective Service Board, West New York, 1992-1996. Board directors Jose Marti Scholarship Fund, Union City, since 1979, Hudson County 4-College Consortium, 1992, Northeast Florida Teachers of English as 2d Language, since 2000, president, 2002-2004.

Board directors Magdalene, Inc., 2000-2001, president executive board, since 2001. Board directors Child Care Resource Network, Daytona Beach, Florida. Member Florida Adult Education English to Speakers of Other Languages Task Force, 2002^.

Member National Education Association (review panel board directors higher education journal Thought and Action 1996-1999, plaque for service to the journal 1999), Modern Language Association, Foreign Language Educators New Jersey, New York Metropolitan Association for Devl. Education, Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages (New Jersey higher education representative 1992-1996, board directors Northeast Florida since 2002, president since 2005), Hispanic Association for Higher Education, Circulo Cultural Pan American, Academy American Poets, Trio (New Jersey board directors 1991-1992), Florida Association Community Colleges, Sigma Delta Pi, Kappa Delta Pi., Epsilon Omega Psi., Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages (president, since 2005).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, reading, dancing.


1 child, Alberto José.

Felix Carmona

Maria Gloria (Reyes) Carmona

Alberto José Carmona