Carlos Morales González

Associate Professor of English and Literature Miami-Dade College InterAmerican Campus 627 SW 27 Avenue Miami, Florida 33145

Educational Philosophy

Educational Background

Education is powerful when there is a community that surrounds and supports the learner. I’m fortunate to have that community and try to invite its presence in all of my courses. As a teacher/learner, I see myself as a shaman of sorts. The magic I work with allows me to enter the sacred space of the classroom and invite students to join me as together we reflect, reclaim, rethink, recover, and reveal what is of most value--what can stir the cauldron of creativity, joy, and bliss in the direction of engagement and greatest good. Masters in Arts in English University of Miami, 1992 Bachelors of Science in Social Studies Florida International University, 1988

Professional Development

Certificate in Earth Ethics, Social Justice, and

Intercultural Literacy, 2006Present Salzburg Seminar (Austria), March 2005 Center for Formation in the Community College (Dallas), October 2003 Center for Formation in the Community College Retreat (Taos), May 2003 Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, California, October 2002, 2004 MDC Honors College Faculty Retreat, February 2002 Project Citizen (Center for Community Involvement), October 2001 Earth Spirit Rising Conference, (Louisville, Kentucky), June 2001 Service Learning and Diversity Conference, November 1998 Presentations Columbia University, Bones and Parasites: Focusing on Insights Gained from ServiceLearning in Urban Educational Settings, March 2007 Iowa State University, Service Learning and Reflection Practices, April 2005. Journal of Ecological

Restoration (University of Wisconsin Press), “Recent Arrivals: Connecting Immigrant Youth to the Land Through Restoration,” September 2004. Instituto de Estudios Cubanos, Earth Ethics and Cuban Environmental Policy, June 2004 Iowa Western Community College, Service Learning Master Teacher Workshop, June 2004 League for Innovations (San Francisco), Service Learning Presentation: Healing Spirit, Mind, and Community, March 2004 WXEL (PBS), Spirituality, Service, and the Environment, January 2004 National Communication Association Conference, Integrating Service-Learning in the Writing Curriculum, November 2003 Conference Day Presenter, Service-Learning and Earth Ethics, March 2003 Future Educators of America Speaker, May 2002 Honors College Breakfast Presenter, Service-Learning as a Tool to March 2002 MDC Conference Day Presenter(Earthly Eros: Loving the Earth, Loving Our

Story), March 2002 Service-Learning Workshop with Dr. Edward Zlotkowski (Helped organize and promote at the InterAmerican Campus), November 2001 MDC College Training and Development Open House Presenter, September 2001 Earth Literacy Leadership Conference Presenter, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 2001 Green Studies Presenter, (A large number of these presentations focus on integrating Earth Ethics and service-learning in the college curriculum, March 2001-Present Research and Teaching Fellow at FIU Center for Urban Education and Innovation, 2006-Present Faculty Service-Learning Campus Coordinator, 2002Present MDC Institutional ServiceLearning Self-Assessment Team Member, January 2002 Healing Circle Speaker and Coordinator: Dealing with Grief and Fear in the Public Sphere (InterAmerican Campus), September 2001, 2002, 2003 Environmental Ethics Core Faculty Member, Fall 1999Present

Community Engagement


NISOD Excellence Award, 2004 Endowed Teaching Chair, 2004 Learning Innovations Grant Recipient, Little Havana Voices: Service-Learning and Oral History, 2004 Learning Innovations Grant Recipient, Developing a service-learning learning community impacting over 80 students per semester, 2003. Learning Innovations Grant Recipient, Developing a service-leadership component for students in my composition courses, 2002. HETS/LAPP Award to develop an on-line LIT 2120 course for MDC and other HETS members, 2001

Courses Taught

ENC 0002: College Prep Writing I ENC 0020: College Prep Writing II ENC 0021: College Prep Writing III ENC 1101: College Writing Composition I ENC 1102: College Writing Composition II LIT 2120: Survey of World Literature