Juan Pablo Comínguez
Juan Pablo Comínguez holds a BA in Language Sciences from University of Buenos Aires, for which he was awarded the Diploma de Honor. He has an MA and PhD in Spanish Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition, and a graduate certificate in Cognitive Science, all degrees from Rutgers University–New Brunswick. During his graduate studies he conducted research in the US, Puerto Rico, and South America. His doctoral research was awarded several grants and fellowships such as the Language Learning Dissertation Grant, and the Rutgers University–Newark Teacher–Scholar Award, and the Rutgers University–New Brunswick Excellence Fellowship.
Before joining the Columbia University faculty, Juan Pablo has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish, Linguistics, and Language Pedagogy. He is currently teaching courses in the Spanish Language Program at Columbia, where he is exploring new avenues of language teaching and learning with focus on language, culture, and health. The intersection of these domains brings together state-of-the-art developments in the fields of second language acquisition, biolinguistics and cognitive science, digital humanities, and community service learning. He has received grants from the University to create and implement these curricular innovations, such as the Language Resource Center Exploratory Grant. Moreover, he has been the Spanish Course Coordinator for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 summer sessions.
His research on linguistics, second language acquisition, and language pedagogy developments has been presented at national and international peer–reviewed conferences, and has appeared on peer–reviewed journals and books.
When he is not teaching, writing, conducting research, and presenting at conferences on his fields of expertise, he cooks and does 100 miles a week on his bike.