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Ignacio E. Rodríguez Vásquez

Office: CHS 271
Phone: 956-882-8894

Ignacio Rodriguez


Professional experience in the U. S.:

Within The University of Texas at Brownsville has performed as research analyst at the Cross-Border Institute for Regional Development from 1999 to 2005. Adjunct professor at the Modern Languages Department from 2002 to 2003 teaching English/Spanish translation, Commercial Translation, and Spanish/English transalation, introduced web-based materials for class sessions in a multimedia laboratory. From1998 to 1999 acted as coordinator for the Career Opportunities Retraining Program. On the private side, owner/partner Industrial Electric Motors, Brownsville, Texas from1992 to1998.

Professional experience in México:

Executive director, Foundation for Agricultural Research and Sanitary Programs, Matamoros, Mexico (1993-1997). Development and Sales Representative, Deltapine Seeds Company de Mexico (1990-1993). National level under director, National Seeds Certification Service, México City (1989 - 1990), Chief Executive Officer, National Seeds Certification Service, Matamoros, Mexico (1985 - 1989), Informatics coordinator, Mexico’s Department of Agricultural and Hydraulic Resources, Matamoros, Mexico (1982 - 1985), State level under director, Mexico’s Department of Agricultural and Hydraulic Resources, Cd. Victoria, Mexico, (1981 - 1981). Other positions held from 1978 to 1981, included agricultural investment loans evaluator, Banco Rural in Torreón, México, and informatics and planning officer, Irrigation District #25 in Northeast, México. While in those capacities, traveled extensively across México and attended some international conferences, workshops, and seminars in South America.

Courses taught:

SPAN 2317    

SPAN 2316    

SPAN 1373    

SPAN 1374    

All are 100% hybrid courses, meaning that interactive-web-based materials are embedded in a blackboard platform and all class sessions are held at the Modern Languages Multimedia Laboratory.


Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, expected graduation December 2006, Doctoral Degree in Innovative Education.

Studies at The University of Texas at Brownsville & Texas Southmost College:

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in Government, 1999

Certificate in Interpreting - graduate level, 1999

Bachelor of Business Administration, 1996

A.A.S. in International Trade & Transportation, 1994

Certificate in Translation Studies - undergraduate level, 1996

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, México, 1978