Faculty Members

Directing Team

Schmidt, Thomas

Coordinator

BA in Business Administration. Holds a PhD in the field of consumer behaviour and psychology. He is the actual Vice-Dean of Studies in Modern Languages and Studies in Translation and Interpretation, Director of the Master’s in Bilingual teaching: English and Director of the Language Department at UCAM. He has been teaching German and EFL in Spain for over 28 years.

Teaching Staff

Berrocal Sarnelli, Álvaro

Teacher
  • Ética Fundamental I
  • Ética Aplicada: Bioética
  • Humanidades

Fouz González, Jonás

Teacher

PhD in English Applied Linguistics (2015, University of Murcia). He is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Modern Languages at UCAM University, where he teaches English Phonetics and Oral Comprehension, several EFL courses, Introduction to Research Methods and CLIL.

García Abellán, Ana Isabel

Teacher

BA in English Studies and a MA in Applied and Theoretical Linguistics. She has been lecturing at UCAM since 2017. She is also the co-author of different books and teaching materials published by Oxford University Press. She has also worked for this institution as a teacher trainer and literacy consultant, specialized in the field of reading and writing in EFL and bilingual contexts.

Galián Sabater, Raquel

Teacher

MA Education and lecturer and researcher at the Modern Languages Department at UCAM, where she has taught several courses, both at Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, on English as a Second Language and English for Specific Purposes, as well as Foreign Language Teaching Methodology and Evaluation Techniques. Currently she is completing her PhD dissertation on Audiovisual Translation studies.

Soto Valero, Juan

Teacher

BA in English and Translation Studies, MA in Teaching of English for Speakers of Other Languages, and full-time lecturer and researcher in the Department of Modern Languages at UCAM University, where he teaches a variety of courses, both at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. He is currently completing his PhD in discourse analysis at the University of Murcia.

Gehrig, Rainer

Teacher

Since 2004 lecturer at UCAM at the department of Religious Sciences, director of the Master on Social Development. Doctoral Program on Social and Cultural Anthropology, International PhD on Social Development in 2017. Research Fields: Religion and Development, Organizational Ethnography, Theories of Poverty, Theology of Charity and Social Doctrine of the Church.

Gálvez Vidal, Alba María

Teacher

PhD in Arts and Humanities from the University of Murcia (2018). She is a lecturer and researcher at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) since 2014, where she teaches Introduction to Research Methods, Spanish, Spanish Civilisation and Culture, and several ESP courses. Her research focuses on phraseology, literature, and literary translation.

Navarro Pérez, Margarita

Teacher

Sarabia Andúgar, Isabel

Teacher

Sánchez Muñoz, Ana Rosa

Teacher

BA in English Studies, an MA in Teacher Training for Secondary Education and Language Teaching and an MA in Applied and Theoretical Linguistics, both from the University of Murcia (Spain). She is a Lecturer at the Catholic University of Murcia (Spain) for the Department of Modern Languages since 2014. Her research interests are English Phonetics and Phonology, Second Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics.

Carrasco Flores, Jose Ándres

Teacher

Lecturer at the Department of Modern Languages at UCAM. He graduated in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Murcia. He holds an MA in TESOL from the University of Murcia and an MA in English Linguistics from the Complutense University of Madrid, where he also obtained his PhD in Applied English Linguistics.

Jiménez-Cervantes Arnao, Mª Mar

Teacher

Filhol, Benoît

Teacher

Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of Murcia (Spain). He holds a BA in Comparative and French Literatures from the University of Montpellier (France), another BA in Literary Studies from the University of Alicante and a PhD in Literary Studies from the University of Alicante, where he was a FPI scholar from the Spanish Ministry of Research and Innovation.

Tomás Cámara, Dulcinea

Teacher

PhD in African Studies by the University of Alicante (Spain). She has been lecturing at the Department of Modern Languages at UCAM since 2016. Her research interests include African Literature, Forced Migration, and Epistemology.

Miralles Pérez, Antonio José

Teacher

Deputy head of the Department of Foreign Languages at UCAM. PhD in English literature. Research on historical fiction in English. Lecturer in children’s literature in English, and in history and culture of English-speaking countries.

Hernández Pastor, Diana

Teacher

Ayala Tello, Elena

Teacher

Lecturer and researcher at the Department of Modern Languages at UCAM and Sworn Translator-Interpreter for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (Spain). She holds a BA in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Alicante, a MA Education from UCAM and a MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from the University of Alicante.

Mesa Villar, José María

Teacher

European PhD in English (2010). Accredited assistant lecturer (2010). FPU grant-holder (MECD, 2005-2008). Doctoral Program ‘English Linguistics, ELT and Literature in English’ (Quality Certification from the Spanish Ministry of Education). Lecturer and researcher at UJA (2005-2013) and UCAM (since the 2013/2014 academic term).

Coloma Peñate, Patricia

Teacher

PhD in English from Georgia State University (2012). Prior to start lecturing for the Modern Language Department at UCAM in 2015, she taught English and Spanish at Georgia State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham and UNIR. She is an specialist in African American and Afro- Cuban Literature and folklore. Her research interests include women and cultural studies, folklore and african-based spirituality.

Encarnación Pinedo, Estíbaliz

Teacher

PhD from the University of Murcia (Spain) and is currently a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Modern Languages at UCAM University. Her research focuses on gender and feminism in postwar and avant-garde American poetry.