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  J. Caravita, C.V. 1 Joanna Caravita Five College Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Program in Jewish Studies Dept. of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies Dewey House, 305 Herter Hall 723 Smith College University of Massachusetts Amherst Northampton, MA 01063 Amherst, MA 01003 (413) 585-3512 (413) 545-5800 jcaravita@smith.edu jcaravita@umass.edu  EDUCATION Ph.D. 2013 The University of Texas at Austin Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures Dissertation: Identity and Anxiety in Teachers of Arabic and Hebrew—Native vs. Nonnative Speakers M.A. 2008 The University of Texas at Austin Hebrew Studies Thesis: A Radical New Stage: The Role of Nationalism in the Development of Hebrew and Arabic in the Modern Era B.A. 2005 Vanderbilt University Cum Laude; Jewish Studies and Religious Studies TEACHING EXPERIENCE Smith College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mount Holyoke College Five College Lecturer in Modern Hebrew (2016-present); Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Language (2013-2016) Course taught: Elementary Modern Hebrew I-II Intermediate Modern Hebrew I-II Advanced Modern Hebrew I Readings in Modern Hebrew (topics vary)  J. Caravita, C.V. 2 The University of Texas at Austin Assistant Instructor (2012-2013); Teaching Assistant (2007-2011) Courses taught: Intensive Modern Hebrew I and II First-Year Modern Hebrew (non-intensive) Second-Year Modern Hebrew (non-intensive) Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (2005) Course assisted: Hebrew Bible and its Interpretations The Temple—Ohabai Shalom, Nashville, TN Assistant Hebrew Instructor (2005) LANGUAGES Modern Hebrew – Advanced-High proficiency Modern Standard Arabic – Intermediate-Mid proficiency French – Intermediate-Mid proficiency RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND INTERESTS Five College Innovative Language Teaching Fellowship (2015-2016) Conducted research on distance teaching of foreign languages, specifically via Interactive TV. Graduate Research Assistant (2009, 2011-2012) Conducted research on language aptitude assessment, foreign language instructor training, and student motivation in learning a foreign language. P.I. Esther Raizen, Ph.D.; U.S. Department of Defense grant  J. Caravita, C.V. 3 Graduate Research Assistant (2006) Conducted research to find articles, poetry, and short stories for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in Hebrew literature. Supervisor: Karen Grumberg, Ph.D. Research Interests: Hebrew language pedagogy Native and nonnative speakers, as they relate to foreign language education Technology in foreign language teaching Foreign language learning anxiety Peer-mentoring  AWARDS, HONORS, AND FELLOWSHIPS Five College Innovative Language Teaching Fellowship (2015-2016) National Association of Professors of Hebrew Conference Travel Grant (2013) Graduate Teaching Scholars Certificate Seminar, University of Texas (declined; 2013) Department of Middle Eastern Studies Graduate Fellowship, University of Texas (2012) National Association of Professors of Hebrew Conference Travel Grant (2011) Department of Middle Eastern Studies Travel Fellowship, University of Texas (2011) Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for the Study of Arabic (declined; 2009) Department of Middle Eastern Studies Travel Fellowship, University of Texas (2009) Dan C. Danciger Scholarship in Hebrew Studies, University of Texas (2006-2008) The University of Texas at Austin Pre-emptive University Fellowship (2006) The University of Texas at Austin Jewish Studies Scholarship (2006)  ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS National Association of Professors of Hebrew International Conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture “Teaching Modern Hebrew from a Distance—Two Campuses, One Teacher (and a Robot) (New York University, 2017)  J. Caravita, C.V. 4 “Strategies for Avoiding and Managing Anxiety among Nonnative Speaker Language Teachers” (Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY, 2013) “Native and Nonnative Instructors of Hebrew and Arabic: Perceptions, Beliefs, and Motivations” (University of Maryland, College Park, 2011) National Association of Hebrew Teachers, Annual Meeting תויתריצימצע   יוטי תכיפהלישי ל  ( הפשהו ) הדימלה (Newark, NJ, 2017) Western Consortium of Middle Eastern Language Programs (with Esther Raizen) “The Use of ‘Sabras’ as Mentors for Advanced Hebrew Students” (Annual Meeting, University of Texas at Austin, 2011) “The Use of Native Speakers as Mentors for Advanced Hebrew Students” (Workshop, University of Arizona, Tucson, 2010) PUBLICATION “Teaching Hebrew from a Distance: Two Campuses, Once Teacher (and a Robot),” Hebrew Higher Education  20 (2018). MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES National Association of Professors of Hebrew
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