Juanita Babet Villena-Alvarez, PhD


Juanita Babet Villena-Alvarez, PhD

Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Coordinator, USCB International Programs
Professor of French, Spanish and Global Studies

Hargray Room 245
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909

Grayson House Room 100
801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
Office: 843-521-4152
Juanita Babet Villena-Alvarez, Ph.D.

I am the Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Director of USCB International Programs as well as the USCB Beaufort College Honors, while teaching as a full professor of French, Spanish, and Global Studies. From 2007-2016, I was Chair of Humanities/Fine Arts. In 2012, I received the Carolina Trustee Professorship 2012 (UofSC Board Trustees) and in 2010 I was awarded the South Carolina Governor’s 2010 Professor of the Year. My past leadership roles include Program Director - Liberal Studies, then for Spanish. My graduate degrees are from the Université de Paris-IV Sorbonne (Magistère), the Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana i (Diploma de Profesor), and the University of Cincinnati (MA and PhD - French Literature).

  • Education
  • Teaching
  • Research

PhD in Romance Languages and Literature (French Literature). University of Cincinatti 1994

MA in Romance Language and Literature. University of Cincinatti 1989

Magistère in French Literature. Université de Paris-Sorbonne 1988

Diploma de Profesor in Spanish Literature. Instituto de Cooperación- Iberoamericana de Madrid 1987

BA in European Languages. University of the Philippines 1986

  • FREN B101 Beginning French I
  • FREN B102 Beginning French II
  • FREN B201 Reading and Written Expression
  • FREN B290 French Literature in Translation
  • GLST B398 Global Studies
  • SPAN B101 Beginning Spanish I
  • SPAN B102 Beginning Spanish II
  • INTL B401 Study Abroad – USCB Exchange
  • European Literature
  • Foreign Language in Business
  • Teaching Millenial Students
  • Use of Technology in French Courses