La Profesora Berho
Deborah L. Berhó, PhD
Professor of Spanish
Debbie Berhó joined the faculty of George Fox University in 1997. Prior to this, she owned a translation agency, providing services for state and federal courts, insurance companies, and numerous other groups including the Greater Portland Oregon Billy Graham Crusade. She has been recognized by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages as speaking Spanish at the Superior level. She has broad-ranging interests, from sociolinguistics, the scholarship of teaching including service learning and assessment, higher education strategic planning and curricular development, immigrants and their religious practices, to Christian higher education in Latin America. In 2003, Debbie was awarded the Leon Doane Young Alumnus award by her alma mater, Northwest Nazarene University. She shares a busy bilingual household with her Chilean husband, Dr. Benoit Berhó, and their three children. Debbie’s frequent travels have taken her to nearly every country in Latin America, as well as Spain, Portugal and France.
Debbie Berhó teaches:
- Beginning Spanish
- Intermediate/Advanced Spanish
- Culture & Civilization of Latin America
- Senior Capstone for Spanish majors
PhD Latin American Studies, Latin American Institute, University of New Mexico
MA Latin American Studies, Latin American Institute, University of New Mexico
BA International Studies, Northwest Nazarene University
Selected Publications and Presentations
Protestant Hispanic Churches of Oregon, Wipf & Stock, 2012.
The Good, the bad, and the other: Jesus’ example of cross-cultural ministry. Cultural Expressions: Being mission-minded in a multicultural world. (Summer 2010).
Communication, language learning and faith. E-journal Didache: faithful teaching, Vol 9 (2).
Becoming Visible: Protestant Hispanic churches of the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Commission for the Study of the History of the Church in Latin America, US Chapter, Albuquerque, NM. May 2009.
Protestant Hispanic Churches of Washington County, Oregon. Northwest Regional Conference of the Evangelical Missiological Society, Portland, OR. April 2008.
(With Victoria Defferding) Communication, culture and curiosity: using target-culture and student-generated art in the L2 classroom. Foreign Language Annals (38) 2, 271-277.
(With Richard Engnell) A Functional analysis of political metaphors in the rhetoric of Juan Peron: An exploration in critical method. National Communication Association Conference, San Antonio, TX. November 2006.
Argentina is deity and Juan Domingo Perón its high priest: The POLITICS IS RELIGION metaphor in Perón’s political discourse. Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages (6), 48-64.
The Stranger. CCCU Advance: The Internationalization Issue. Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, 1.
Bad circles: A comparative study of Juan Domingo Perón’s use of metaphor. Encuentro internacional de lingüística en el noroeste (de México) Conference Proceedings. (1998, 2001)
Berhó, D. Working Politics: Juan Domingo Perón’s creation of positive social identity. Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature (54) 2, 65-76.
Other areas of interest include linguistics, metaphor and the Southern Cone.
Professor Deborah Berhó, PhD
414 N. Meridian St. #6213
Newberg, OR 97132
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