Becky Gonzalez earns James N. Murray Award

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Becky Gonzales is an assistant professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In her four semesters at the UI, she has established herself as an educator who engages her students both inside and outside the classroom. While she is not a native Spanish speaker, she has used her knowledge of the language to develop further understanding of Hispanic linguistics and syntax. Gonzalez is involved in the Hawkeye First Generation Initiative where she serves as an advocate for first-generation students. She also is a full member of the DeLTA Center, a community dedicated to exploring the processes of learning and development through interdisciplinary research and community engagement. With her involvement in various areas within the university, she hopes to connect multiple departments to advance research.