Sandra V. Davidson
Office: Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Room 116
Davidson began teaching part time in the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages in 1994; she became a full-time instructor in 1998. She received a B.A. in Spanish from West Texas State University in 1978, a M.A. in English from WTSU in 1989 and another M.A. in Spanish from Texas Tech University in 1997.
Prior to coming to WTAMU, Davidson taught Spanish at Canyon High School from 1984 to 1988 and at Randall High School from 1988 to 1992. When she and her husband moved to Plano, she taught at Shepton High School from 1992 to 1994 until they moved back to "Buffalo Country."
Teaching and Related Service
Davidson teaches beginning level Spanish courses each spring and fall semester and during the summer session. Each fall semester, she teaches an upper level course, Advanced Spanish, which is designed to help students develop listening, reading and writing skills in Spanish.
As co-sponsor of the Spanish Club, Davidson enjoys informal, out-of-classroom time with students. Developing relationships with students and colleagues has always been an important part of teaching for her.
Research and Creative Activity
Davidson enjoys Spanish translation. In July 2007, she accompanied a group called A.C.T. (Applying Christ's Teachings) to Babicora, Chihuahua, Mexico, where she volunteered as an interpreter for a medical doctor as they examined and diagnosed people in need of free services.
Davidson lives between Canyon and Amarillo. She and her husband, Blane, and their 12 year old son, Nicholas, enjoy snow skiing, playing games and reading together. They are very active members of Pinnacle Community Church, where she is a member of the drama and design teams. It is quite possible that you might catch her acting on the stage there some Sundays. She has quite a repertoire of accents, and she considers it great joy to wear a costume and speak her lines with a foreign accent during many of the dramas.