Professor of Spanish, Director of Language Instruction
Department of Romance Languages
University of Oregon
Robert L. Davis is Professor of Spanish and Director of Language Instruction in Romance Languages at the University of Oregon. He holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and teaches courses in Spanish language and linguistics, Romance linguistics, and second language acquisition and teaching. His research focuses on issues of language program direction, teaching methodologies, and teacher training, including content-based instruction, using technology in L2 teaching, teaching culture, and second-language assessment. He has co-authored several textbooks used nationally for beginning and advanced language study, as well as articles in the research areas above.
Davis has taught in the Middlebury Spanish School since 2004, and from 2009 to 2014, he was the director of the Middlebury at Mills Spanish School (at Mills College, Oakland CA), a language immersion program of the Middlebury Language Schools.