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Raul Ybarra

Title: Assoc Professor U of M

Phone: 617.287.7158


Department: English

Areas of Expertise

Language, Literature, and Rhetoric, Professional Writing in Public and Community Service


PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Professor Ybarra has been teaching undergraduate courses in writing at CPCS since 1995. His area of expertise is in communication difficulties and cultural differences between Latino students and anglo/mainstream instructors, and writing difficulties that Latino students have in English. He advises students on preparing a writing professional writing portfolio in a professional writing seminar for upper-level foundation students, and facilitates writing workshops that prepare students to improve and enhance their writing skills. He is also the faculty advisor to the Latino student organization CASA LATINA.