Robert J. Jones
Professor of Foreign Language & English
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
2805 State Highway 67
Johnstown, NY 12095-3790

518-736-3622 ext. 8942

Email: rjones@fmcc.suny.edu

EDUCATION:
State University of New York at Albany
Albany, NY
ABD French Studies - May 2000

Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY
MA Spanish - May 1997
MA French - May 1996

East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, PA
BA French - May 1994
BA Spanish - May 1994
Minor in Professional and Secondary Education

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Professor - Foreign Languages and English September 2014-
Associate Professor - Foreign Languages and English September 2009-August 2014
Assistant Professor - Foreign Languages and English September 2004-August 2009
Instructor - Foreign Languages and English September 1999-August 2004
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Johnstown, NY
*Taught Elementary French 1 & 2; Intermediate French 1& 2
*Taught Elementary Spanish 1 & 2; Intermediate Spanish 1 & 2
*Taught Basic English
*Taught and created Introduction to Welsh Language and Culture
*Taught and created Introduction to Linguistics (live and online)
*Taught  English 1 (Comp.)
*Taught English 2 (Intro to Lit.)
*Taught Elementary German 1 & 2
*Taught Honors Seminar Communities and Cultures
*Taught Masterpieces of World Literature 1 & 2 (live and online)
*Co-taught Honors Seminar Frontiers and the Spirit of Explorations
*Served as Senate Chair for College Senate 2009-2013
*Served as Humanities Senator 2009-
*Served on Academic Standards Committee (Chair 2008-2009)
*Served on Assessment Committee
*Served on Strategic Planning Committee
*Served on Middle States Steering Committee 2005-2006
*Served on Honors Program Committee (founding member) (Chair 2007-2009)
*Served on William Barto Memorial Lecture Series Committee (founding member) (former Co-Chair) 
*Served as Parliamentarian for FACE
*Served as Secretary for FACE
*Served as Grievance Chair for FACE
*Served on Shared Governance Transition Team
*Served on the Land Use Committee of the Foundation
*Served on 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee
*Served on the Middle States Steering Committe 2013-

Historian - Town of Princetown February 2016-

Tiwtor - July 2012, July 2013, July 2014, July 2015
Salt Lake City, UT; Elmhurst, IL; St. Catharines, ON; Portland, OR
Curriculum Committee Chair 2013-
Cymdeithas Madog
* Taught Welsh Level 1 & Level 3
* Oversaw tutor selection and curriculum revisions

Instructor - French: 1/99-6/99
The Knowledge Network
Albany, NY
*Taught introductory French for Adult Education Program

Co-Editor
Sodalitas Journal for Francophone and Hispanophone
Literary and Cultural Studies: 1999-2002
LLC, SUNY Albany
Albany, NY
*Responsible for Graphic Design
*Web page construction
*Editorial input and authority
*Assisted in the planning and deploying of a new graduate student journal

Senior Research Analyst: April 1998-May 2000
Franco-American Database Project
State University of New York at Albany
Albany, NY
*Web page set up and design
*Maintenance and expansion of database

Teaching Assistant/Adjunct Faculty in Romance Languages: 8/94-6/97
Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY
*Taught French 111, 115, 211 and 215
*Taught Spanish 111 and 115
*Taught introductory Welsh through TRIP/CRIT
*Planned course objectives
*Supervised personal assistant
*LRS-Language Resource Specialist with LxC-
HIST 210, History of the French Revolution

Teaching Assistant in Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures: 8/97-5/99
State University of New York at Albany
Albany, NY
*Taught French 102, 221
*LRS-Language Resource Specialist with LxC Languages Across the Curriculum, Content based language instruction for FRE 201, Medieval Women

Private Translator: 3/93-8/99
Literary and Non-Literary
Bartonsville, PA
Endicott, NY
Watervliet, NY
*French - English
*Spanish - English
*Welsh - English
*English - French
*English - Welsh

Private Historical and Genealogical Researcher (6/90-8/94)
in association with:
The Monroe County Historical Association
Stroudsburg, PA
*Conducted independent research projects
for clients
*Worked with German and Pennsylvania Dutch Texts
*Historical and genealogical research in four county region

COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers (NAACLT)
*Served as a Board Member 2013-
*Chaired the Nominating Committee 2014
*President 2015

Schenectady County Historical Society: 2011-
*Served in the Grems-Doolittle Library doing archival work

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Two Rivers: 2011
Clifton Park, NY
*served on Steering Committee

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady: 1998-2011
Schenectady, NY
*Greeter/Usher
*Hudson-Mohawk Earth Spirits
*Board of Trustees Member (former Corresponding Secretary) 2000-2006
*served on Social Action Council
*served on Adult Programming Council
*Annual Fund Driver 2000 (Co-chair)
*served on Web Page Sub-Committee (former Chair)
*served on Public Relations Committee
*served on Denominational Affairs Committee (Board Rep.)
*served on By-laws Revision Committee
*served on Nominating Committee 
 

St. David's Welsh Society of the Capital District: July 1997-
*Cymanfa Ganu '98, '99 (Chair)
*Dragon's Egg Committee (Co-chair, Secretary)
*Board of Directors 1998-
*President 2000-2005, 2009-2011
*Treasurer 2011-

Itinerant Welsh Instructor: 10/94-
in association with:
Welsh Society of the Southern Tier, The Dragon's Egg, The St. David's Welsh Society of the Capital District, NY, and The Welsh Society of Western New England
Binghamton, NY, Albany, NY, Hartford, CT
*Taught basic and intermediate level Welsh courses

Volunteer: 6/90-8/94
Monroe County Historical Association
Stroudsburg, PA
*Guided individual and group tours
*Assisted in archival and curatorial work
*Directed computer affairs
*Held positions on three committees:
-Endowment Committee
-Library and Publications Committee
-USO Dance Committee

ORGANIZATIONS:
(Civic and Professional)
ACTFL - American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages: 10/06-
AMORC - Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis: 1/95- 4/97
ATA - American Translators Association: 1/95-12/97
Cymru ar Wasgar - Wales International: 9/95-9/98
Dragon's Egg Welsh Society (Officer): 10/97-9/99
FACE - Fulmont Association of College Educators: 9/99-
FEFANY - Table Française de la Vallée du Mohawk: 2000-
FUSS - First Unitarian Society of Schenectady: 10/98-
GSEU - Graduate Student Employees Union, CWA Local 1188: 9/94-5/99
GSO - Graduate Student Organization: 9/94-5/97
ISU - Irish Student Union (Binghamton University): 9/95-9/96
MCHA - Monroe County Historical Association: 6/90- 12/97; 2010-
MENSA: 2011-
MLA - Modern Language Association: 9/95-12/2004
NAACLT - North American Association of Celtic Language Teachers: 2013- (Member of Board of Directors)
Phi Sigma Iota - International Foreign Language Honor Society: Inducted July, 1994
Schenectady County Historical Society, Schenectady, NY: 2011-
SDWSCD- St. David's Welsh Society of the Capital District: 10/97- (Current Treasurer)
UUCB - Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton: 1/95-8/97
UUCTR - Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Two Rivers, Clifton Park, NY: 2011-
WSST - Welsh Society of the Southern Tier: 6/95-8/97

PUBLICATIONS/CONFERENCES:
(* indicates attendance only)

"Perceptions and Realities: The Current Challenges to the Welsh Language and a Prognosis for the Future"
The Pianosa Chronicle, June 2015.

"Cornish and Welsh: Perceptions and Realities"
Presentation at the NAACLT Annual Conference, Portland, OR, June 2015

*
NAACLT Annual Conference, June 2014
Waterford, Ireland

"Learning Welsh in North American", July 2013
Journal of Celtic Language Learning

"The 2011 Census results and (the lack of) language planning in Wales" May 2013
Presentation at the NAACLT Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON

*FCCC Spring Plenary, March 2013
Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, NY

*FCCC Shared Governance Leadership Conference, September 2012
Hudson Valley Community College, Rensselaer, NY

Shared Governance Leadership Conference, September 2011
Panel on Challenges and Successes of Shared Governance
Utica, NY

"History of Shared Governance at FMCC", March 2011
FCCC Spring Plenary, Johnstown, NY

*"Celtic Identity in the New Millenium", 3/09
Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY

"A Historical Tour of Wales", DVD script and appearance, November 2008
Woods Productions, Clifton Park, NY

*SLN Training for returning Angel users, November 2008
FMCC

"Bilingual Fears: Fact and Fiction", March 2007
Presentation at the Oxford Roundtable of Bilingual Education and ESL, Oxford, England

Margoryow Hunros - poetry collection, August 2006
Self published

"Otherworlds and Otherworld Journeys in French and Spanish Medieval Literature" 5/06
Paper delivered at Medievalism Transformed conference at University of Wales, Bangor

*Spring 2006 Conference on Teaching and Learning
SUNY Buffalo 3/06

*SLN Training for online course development
ACC Saratoga County Extension Site, Wilton, NY 6/04

"Celtic Archetypes in the Prose Yvain" 4/03
Paper delivered at Romance Languages' conference at Binghamton University

Co-Editor, Sodalitas Journal for Francophone and Hispanophone Literatures, Volume 1, Issue 1 5/02

Monthly Column Editorship Cyber-Cymru:10/95-5/02
(English/Cymraeg)
NINNAU Publications
Basking Ridge, NJ

"Celtic Myth and Legend in Mutation" 3/01
Paper delivered at Romance Languages'conference at Binghamton University

"Newid Delwedd Cymdeithas Gymraeg yn yr Unol Daleithiau" 11/00
(Cymraeg)
Cymru'r Byd BBC Webzine
Cardiff, Wales

"Dysgu Cymraeg yng Nghefnwlad Efrog Newydd" 5/00
(Cymraeg)
Cymru'r Byd BBC Webzine
Cardiff, Wales

"La Femme Celte"  3/99
Paper delivered at Romance Languages' conference at Binghamton University

"The Medieval Breton Woman": 4/98
Paper delivered at Romance Languages' conference at Binghamton University

"Digital Twilight": 2/1/98-2/28/98
Photographic Exposition
Uncommon Grounds
Albany, NY

"Jules Verne: Father of Science Fiction": 4/97
Paper given at Romance Languages'
conference at Binghamton University

"Samhain: When Worlds Collide": 10/96
Celtic Chronicles
Portland, OR

Bro Sarhad-Valley of Shame (poetry & photography): 9/96
Self Published
Binghamton, NY

"La Femme Celte in the Lancelot": 4/96
Paper given at Romance Languages'
conference at Binghamton University

"Rebirth of the Celtic Spirit": 11/95
Celtic Chronicles
Portland, OR

"The Gymanfa Fawr Turning Grey": 10/95
NINNAU

Place Names of Monroe County: 1993
Closson Press
Apollo, PA

"Le Jardin" (Poem): 1993
Calliope
Literary Journal of East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, PA

"Ballad of King Eidelweiss et al." and
"Maiden Untrue": 1992
Calliope

"The Standing Stones of Collumcille": 1992
NINNAU

"Bwrw ati ar ei ben ei hun": 3/87
NINNAU

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