Otilia L Salmon

Associate Professor

Foundations & Secondary Education • College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

Curriculum and Instruction; Diversity; Bilingual and Multicultural Education; Foreign Language Methods; Spanish, English, and Portuguese (in order of fluency); Cross-cultural Communication and Understanding

Education

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Bilingual Multicultural Education
University of Florida
1982

Diploma, Technician in Audiovisual and Communication Technology Skills in Education, UNESCO, School of Communication (ILCE), Mexico, 1974

M.A. Spanish Letters
University of Veracruz
1971

B.A. Spanish
University of Veracruz
1970

Diploma, Teacher’s Diploma in Secondary Education with Honors, St. Joseph’s Teachers College, Jamaica, West Indies, 1961

Biography

Otilia Salmón, Ph.D., has been an educator for forty-five years in bilingual multicultural education with a specialization in foreign languages and in English as a Second Language (ESOL). Prior to coming to the United States of America, Dr. Salmón was recipient of the Benito Juarez and Abraham Lincoln Scholarship and studied at the University of Veracruz in Mexico where she majored in Romance Languages. After obtaining her Masters, she was honored by a scholarship from UNESCO to study Communication at the UNESCO School of Communication (ILCE), Mexico City.

 

Dr. Salmón's first degree was from the Branch College of London in Jamaica, now the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. There, she studied Spanish and minored in English. In her educational pursuits, she spent a year in Brazil studying Portuguese. Since then, Dr. Salmón has taught in Mexico, Kingston Jamaica, the University of Florida, and the University of Ashland, Ohio where she was Chair and professor of the Foreign Language Department. Additionally, she served as a consultant for the Teacher Certification Examinations in Spanish and English as Second Language for the State of Florida. She has also conducted workshops in teaching of foreign languages and multicultural education. Dr. Salmón presently serves as Associate Professor at the University of North Florida in the College of Education & Human Services.
 

Awards

  • Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award, UNF, 2015
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, UNF, 2012
  • Mary L. Collins Award for Excellence in Teacher Education, 2010
  • Florida Campus Compact Trendsetter Award for Outstanding Leadership and Commitment to the Advancement of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement at UNF, 2004
  • Champions of Education Award, 1st Runner Up, Duval County School Board, 2004
  • Ida S. Baker Distinguished Minority Educator Recognition Award, 1995
  • Outstanding Contribution to Urban Education, First Coast Urban Academy for Excellence in Teaching, 1993-1995
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, UNF, 1993
  • Outstanding Student Academic Mentor Award, Ashland University, 1987
  • Presidential Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to the University, University of Florida, 1982
  • Presidential Recognition for Outstanding Contribution, UF, 1980
  • Organization of American States (OAS) Fellow, University of Florida, 1978-1981
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Fellow, UNESCO School of Communication (ILCE), Mexico, 1974-1975
  • Lincoln Fellow – Abraham Lincoln and Benito Juarez Fellow, University of Veracruz, Mexico, 1967-1971
  • Teaching Scholar Award, University of West Indies, 1964
     

Affiliations

  • Altrusa International Club, 1983-1997
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFEL)
  • Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), 2001-2012
  • Duval County Association of Foreign Language Teachers
  • Florida Association of Bilingual Educators (FABE)
  • Florida Association for Multicultural Education (FAME)
  • Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE)
  • Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) Board Member 2006-2008; 2010-2012
  • Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) Crown Regional Director 2010-2012
  • Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) Board Member 2003-2006
  • Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA)
  • Golden Key Honor Society (Honorary Member) National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Co-Chairperson, Title VII Reunion Committee, Annual Conference, 2008
  • National Association of Multicultural Educators (NAME) Region 4 Director 2012- 2015
  • Kappa Delta Pi, 1979-2014
  • Modern Language Association, (MLA), 1983-1997
  • North Florida TESOL Association 1989-2000
  • Phi Delta Kappa, 1978-2014
  • Regional Director for National Association for Multicultural Educators (NAME)
  • Sigma Delta Pi, 1987-1999
  • Southern Conference of Language Teaching (SCOLT), member of Advisory Board; 1990-2003
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Grants and Contracts Awarded

2016 ESOL Career Ladder for Student Success (ESOL CLASS) Grant submitted to the Federal Government in collaboration with the Duval County School District (DCPS) (awaiting results)

2014 TLO grant to take Interns to Honduras, $10,000

2013 Teaching on Line Seminar Grant

2011 COEHS Faculty Grant Award for Literacy Program, $500

2004 UNF Intellectual Life Grant, $500

2003 Florida Campus Compact Service Learning Award for the tutoring program at Saint Clair Evans Elementary, $1,350

2002 Florida Campus Compact Service Learning Award for the tutoring program at Saint Clair Evans Elementary, $2,500

2002 UNF Faculty Enhancement CREL grant, $500

1999 UNF Small grant award, $200

1993 Goethe Institute Grant for German Immersion Program for Teachers, $3,000

1992 NEH Grant for the Improvement of Foreign Language Teaching (Spreading the Word)

1991 American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) Grant for a collaborative workshop for college and high school teachers in Literature, $500

1990-1991 NEH Grant for Academic Alliance in Literature, $1,000

1975-1976 OAS Travel Grant to observe and evaluate Bilingual/ESOL Education Programs in OAS Member Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, $20,000

Publications & Presentations

STUDY ABROAD & INTERNATIONAL

Honduras, Central America: Transformational Learning Opportunity (TLO) to take 6 students for 3 weeks to complete their Teaching Internship in schools in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 2014

Honduras, Central America: TLO to take 6 students for 3 weeks to complete their Teaching Internship in schools in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 2010

Honduras, Central America: TLO to take 7 students for 3 weeks to complete their Teaching Internship in schools in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 2008

Oxford University, UK: Discussant for the ESOL Round table, 2004

Belize, Central America: Teaching ESOL Methods and Culture for 6 weeks in the Master’s program for the University of North Florida, 1991-1994-1996 respectively

San Jose and Limón, Costa Rica: 22 students from the University of North Florida Foreign Language program for a 6 week study abroad program, 1991

Mexico City: A four week Study Abroad program for 25 secondary school seniors from Calabar High School, Jamaica, West Indies, 1978


PUBLICATIONS

Books
Salmon, O., Barry, L., Bennett, B., Christensen, L., Mendoza, A., Ortiz, E., Pagan, M., & Robison, S. (2005). Florida teacher certification examination professional education test. Piscataway, NJ: Research and Educational Association.

Salmón, O. (1996). Spanish Can Be Easy – A Student’s Companion. McGraw-Hill Publishing Co.

Salmón, O. (1991). Joven y Embarazada. In translation (Spanish). Pink Inc.

Salmón. O. (1991) Usted y Su Nuevo Bebé. In translation (Spanish). Pink Inc.


Chapter in Book

Salmón, O. (1995). An awareness of the Jamaican student: A cultural perspective in cultural and linguistic diversity in American schools. In C. Balado & E. Oteiza (Eds.), (pp. 231-254). Intra Coastal Publishing.


Manuscripts Reviewed

Changming, D. (2014). Becoming a Multiculturally Competent Counselor. Sage Publication.

Gorski, P. (2004). Multicultural Education and the Internet: Intersections and Integration. McGraw-Hill.

Spring, J. (2004). The American School: 1642-2004 (5th Ed). McGraw-Hill.

Cushner, K. (2003). Human Diversity in Action (2nd Ed). McGraw-Hill.


Peer reviewed Published Articles/Chapter

Johnson, N., & Salmón, O. (2009). College level-Premium of black men: Is it worth investing in additional levels of college?. University Research Summit “Building Research Capacity Through Collaborations”, 155-186.

Salmón, O., & Picket, L. (2006). Multicultural and diversity education through literary extension. Florida Association of Teacher Education Journal, 1(6), 129-143. Retrieved from http://www.fate1.org/journals/2006/Salmón.pdf

Salmón, O. (1999). White paper: Professional development systematic change. PDS Colloquium. Tampa, FL: University of South Florida.

Salmón, O. (1994). Language the abstract dialect. Journal of Communication and Minority Issues.

Salmón, O. (1993). Contrasting aspect of change: The Latin American Spectrum, Journal of Communication and Minority Issues.

Salmón, O. (1993). Multicultural manual for the public schools. Jacksonville, FL: Duval County School Board of Education in Mimeograph form.

Salmón, O. (1991). Fatalism. The Discounted Epistemology of Latin America, SECOLAS. University of Georgia Press.

Salmón, O. (1982). Cross Cultural Experience of Jamaican Students in U.S.A., Eric, Microfilm.

Salmón, O. (1965). Second language curriculum and supplement materials for grades 7-9. Jamaica: Ministry of Education, Jamaica.


Work in Progress

Salmón, O. (2014). Embracing the Skin You’re In: Preparing to Teach Biracial Children. Paper submitted to the National Association for Multicultural Educators (NAME) Conference in Tucson, Arizona.

Salmón, O. (in progress). Teachers’ beliefs regarding diversity. Research Paper.

Salmón, O. (in progress). A Teachers Guide to Roll Reversal: English Language Learners are the experts, Learn from them.


PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS PRESENTED

Salmón, O. (2015). “Breaking the Fence that separates us with Love and Compassion”. Paper presented at the 2015 National Association for Multicultural Education, University of Montevallo, Alabama.

Salmón, O. (2014) Undocumented Children Crossing the Border; It is not Spanish it is Mayan. WIDA National Conference at West Palm Beach.

Salmón, O. (October 2013) No Judgment Zone: Knowing the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Paper presented at the 2013 National Association for Multicultural Education, Oakland, CA.

Salmón, O. (2013, January). Teaching strategies for teaching English Language Learners. Workshop presented at Catholic Charities, Jacksonville, FL.

Salmón, O. (2012, November). Is your classroom engaging for each unique student? Self-awareness and teaching strategies for diverse learners. Paper presented at the 2012 National Association for Multicultural Education, Philadelphia, PA.

Salmón, O., Patterson, K. (2010, October). Looking at second language learning via the lens of a learning disability. Paper presented at 2010 Florida Association of Teacher Educators, Clearwater, FL.

Salmón, O. (2010, October). A Teacher for a New Era Cautionary Tale on Value Added Measurement. FATE, St. Petersburg, FL.

Salmón, O. (2008, August). Drama the heartbeat of language. Duval County School Board.

Salmón, O. (2007, March). Do you Really Know your Students? Paper presented at Jacksonville University Multicultural Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Salmón, O. (2007, March). Changing Classroom Demographics and its Effect on the Curriculum. Paper presented at Florida Funds for Minority Teachers Conference, Orlando, FL.

Salmón, O. (2006, September). I’m in your Class, Know me: An Inclusion Approach to encourage Retention and Academic Achievement of Minority Students. Paper presented at the Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE), Orlando, FL.

Salmón, O. (2006). Oxford University, Oxford.

Salmón, O. (2005, May). What you always wanted to know about Latin American families and children, but were afraid to ask. Paper presented at the conference of the Department of Children and Families, Jacksonville, FL.

Salmón, O. (2005, March). Spiritualism, Santeria, and fatalism in Latin America. Paper presented at the conference sponsored by Aetna Insurance Company, Jacksonville, FL.

Salmón, O. (2005, March). Spiritualism, Santeria, and Fatalism in Latin America. Paper presented at the conference sponsored by Aetna Insurance Company, Jacksonville, FL.

Salmón, O. (2005, March). We need to liberate our men. Keynote speaker at the International Women’s Day Celebration, Jacksonville, FL.

Salmón, O. (2004, October). Start them young in diversity education. Paper presented at the Florida Association of Teacher Educators Conference (FATE), Orlando, FL.

Salmón, O. (2004, October). Multicultural education through literary extension. Paper presented at the Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA) FL.

Salmón, O. (2004). Service learning in action. Paper presented at the 2004 Service Learning Conference, Orlando, FL.

Salmón, O. (2004). Diversity and unity. Keynote Speaker at the Student Government Dinner for Diversity, Jacksonville, FL.

Salmón, O. (2004). How to connect with foreign students. Tutor training workshop for Tutoring Central, FL.

Salmón, O. (2003). Status of service learning at the University of North Florida. Paper presented at the conference of the Campus Compact Service Learning Conference, Orlando, FL.

Salmón, O. (2003). Is an appreciation for diversity a panacea for cultural misconception? Paper presented at the College Teaching and Learning National Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Salmón, O. (2002). Cultural adventures through Latin America. Paper presented at the 34th Annual FFLA Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Salmón, O. (2002, October). Community agencies and teacher education partnerships: Effects on pre-service teacher attitudes toward diversity. Paper presented at the Florida Association for Teacher Educators (FATE) Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Salmón, O. (2002, October). Developing partnerships through professional development schools. Paper presented at the FATE Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Salmón, O. (1999). Myths and stereotypes. Keynote speaker at the meeting of the North Florida TESOL, St. Augustine, FL.

Salmón, O. (1999). Around the block. Turning 50 minutes into 90. Workshop presented at the Duval County Foreign Language Teachers Pre-planning In-service, Jacksonville, FL.

Salmón, O. (1999). Community agency partnerships and attitudes of pre-service teachers toward diversity. Paper presented at the Tenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL.

Salmón, O. (1998). Attitudes of pre-service teachers toward Diversity Paper presented at the National Association for Multicultural Educators (NAME)

Salmón, O. (1996, November). The collaborative classroom: Task-based strategies that foster real-life communication. Paper presented at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Philadelphia, PA.

Salmón, O. (1992-1995). ESOL Training. Workshop for the Duval County School Board, Jacksonville, FL.

Salmón, O. (1992-1995). ESOL multicultural education. Workshop for the Duval County School Board, Jacksonville, FL.
   

SalmonContact Information

Building 57, Room 2318

(904) 620-1842

osalmon@unf.edu