Myra M. Medina

Educator and writer

Myra M. Medina is a full professor in the Department of World Languages at Miami Dade College (MDC), North Campus. During her teaching career, her fields of expertise have been English and Spanish, having published in both languages. As an administrator, she chaired the Language Studies Department at the Medical Center Campus (MDC) and was Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Kendall Campus (MDC). She was a judge for the prestigious Silver Knight Awards granted by The Miami Herald in the Foreign Language category. She has been featured in Hispanic and Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. She has received the following recognitions: an Endowed Teaching Chair and the Distinguished Professor Promotion from MDC, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) award from the University of Texas at Austin, Crítica Literaria sobre Escritoras Hispanoamericanas in Dominican Republic, and a grantee in the Fulbright Specialist Program from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She was included in the Modern Languages Alumni Honor Roll at Rhode Island College. In 2013, she received the Outstanding Educator award from Sunshine State TESOL. Dr. Medina is a 2014 Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow. Among the many activities Dr. Medina has been involved in, she has provided her expertise to major US publishing companies by co-authoring textbooks, reviewing textbooks, writing and co-coordinating educational materials for educational websites in English and Spanish. She was a peer reviewer for the Fulbright Specialist Program in the area of Linguistics/TEFL. Dr. Medina has played a leadership role in major projects at MDC. In addition, to the above, Dr. Medina is a member of the editorial board of the Spanish literary journal, Baquiana. She serves as a contributor to the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. As a writer, her work in both languages has been featured in various publications in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Spain, and the United States. Dr. Medina has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to language acquisition and methodology and Spanish literature.