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Eric Warner, PhD

Eric Warner, PhD
Eric Warner, PhD

Associate Professor
Spanish Internship Coordinator
English, Literature, and World Languages
Phone: (231) 591-5049
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • PhD, Michigan State University, Hispanic Cultural Studies
  • MA, Western Michigan University, Spanish
  • BA, University of Wisconsin– River Falls, Liberal Arts; Majors: French and Spanish; Minor: German
  • French Immersion- Niveau Supérieur, Université Laval, French Language

Biography

Dr. Warner is an Associate Professor of Spanish and French in the Department of English, Literature, and World Languages. He started teaching in 1999 and has been at Ferris since 2009.

Dr. Warner regularly teaches all levels of language and culture courses in the Spanish for the Professions program, as well as basic French. He is the co-director for Ferris’ annual Study Abroad program to Costa Rica. Among his areas of interest are film and literature productions from the immigrant and exile perspective, especially when taking into account globalization’s impact on marginalized populations.

Dr. Warner was the lead Coordinator for the launch of the Spanish for the Professions major, which was created on a platform of promoting social justice and equity by creating a more bilingually competent workforce in all facets of society while at the same time providing the global competencies for students to work, volunteer, intern or travel with greater impact and understanding of the local people, economies, socioeconomic dynamics, culture, and history.

Aside from Ferris, he collaborates with the Telamon Corporation, which operates the Michigan Migrant Head Start program and National Farmworkers Jobs Program serving thousands of farmworkers and their family members annually. This connection with the community has proven key to developing new coursework in the program to foster a welcoming environment for all.

Presentations

  • Panel
    Warner, E. (Coordinator/Organizer), Oplinger, K. (Panelist), Greve, J. (Panelist), Michigan World Language Association Conference, “A New Concurrent/Dual-Enrollment Hybrid Model with Ferris State University and Charlotte High School," MIWLA, Lansing, MI, (October 25, 2019).
  • Paper
    Warner, E. (Presenter), Michigan World Language Association Conference, "So, I'm Taking a Language in High School… What’s Next? Motivate by Exploring Options Early On!" MIWLA, Lansing, MI, (October 19, 2018).
  • Panel
    Warner, E. (Panelist), Noren, D. (Panelist), Davila-Howard, A. (Panelist), Drake, D. (Panelist), Michigan World Language Association Conference, "Study Abroad Programs: Interculturality at the Grassroots Level ," MIWLA, Lansing, MI, (October 18, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Moore, B. E., Warner, E., Workshop, "Safe Zone Workshop," Ferris State Universi;ty, Big Rapids, Michigan, (September 21, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Moore, B. E., Warner, E., Workshop, "Safe Zone Workshop," Ferris State Universi;ty, Big Rapids, Michigan, (August 23, 2018).
  • Paper
    Warner, E. (Presenter), Michigan World Language Association Conference, "Maximizing Study Abroad to Enhance Global and Intercultural Competencies in the Language Curriculum," MIWLA, Lansing, MI, (October 12, 2017).
  • Paper
    Warner, E., Michigan World Language Association Conference, "University Credit for High School Spanish Class via Concurrent Enrollment," MIWLA, Lansing, MI, (November 10, 2016).
  • Oral Presentation
    Warner, E. (Presenter), Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, "Harnessing Social Media for Study Abroad," College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, (October 2015).
  • Paper
    Warner, E. (Presenter), Michigan World Language Association Conference, "Gearing Up Your Students for Spanish and Culture for Outreach," MIWLA, Lansing, MI, (October 23, 2015).
  • Oral Presentation
    Warner, E. (Presenter), 50th Anniversary Conference of the Telamon Corporation, "College Readiness in the Latino Population," Raleigh, NC, (March 2015).