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Spanish Language Residential Faculty

Cynthia Bingham
Cynthia Bingham
Spanish Residential Faculty
Modern Languages & Humanities
Pecos EST223
480.732.7143
Cynthia F. Bingham holds a Master of Arts degree with a major in Language and Culture as well as a graduate certificate in Latin American Studies from Arizona State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in French from Brigham Young University. She taught at Brigham Young University and Arizona State University. Professor Bingham grew up bilingual, with a Costa Rican mother and an American father. She lived in San José, Costa Rica for thirteen years where she studied at a bilingual school and at other Spanish-speaking schools. She also studied in Ponce, Puerto Rico for one academic year. In 1990, she began working at Chandler-Gilbert Community College as a member of the Spanish faculty. In 1993 she became advisor of Sigma Delta Mu, a Spanish honor society for two year colleges. She served in that capacity for seven years. In the fall of 1998, she began serving as National Executive Secretary for Sigma Delta Mu. She served as Faculty Association treasurer for two consecutive terms at CGCC and later went on to serve as a senator. In addition, she was the chair of the International/Intercultural Education Committee for many years. She is currently serving as supervisor of the Foreign Languages Dual Enrollment Program. At the college, she has developed a very successful international travel program as well as a Study Abroad program in Costa Rica. Her students, faculty and people from the community have traveled all over the world to countries such as Peru, Spain, Australia, Italy, India, Thailand, Israel, Egypt, Ecuador, China, Kenya and Antarctica. She is a member of the Travelers’ Century Club. Professor Bingham loves and understands people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Her interests include: traveling, the outdoors, eating foreign foods, and shopping. She is the mother of one daughter, three sons and the grandmother of five grandsons and four granddaughters and has been married for over forty years.
Dr. Fabio Correa
Dr. Fabio Correa
Spanish Residential Faculty
Modern Languages & Humanities
​Pecos IRN262
480.857.5525
Dr. Fabio Correa studied foreign languages back in Colombia and received a Bachelors degree (Licenciado) in foreign languages (English and French). Professor Correa worked at the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Colombia after completing a six-month teacher’s exchange program in the USA. He came to the USA in 1991 to complete his graduate studies at Arizona State University where he received a M.A. in Linguistics (1993) and a Ph.D. in Spanish Language and Culture (1997). Dr. Correa’s extensive teaching career includes working for nine years as an AP Spanish Language and AP Spanish literature teacher at a college preparatory school in Phoenix, teaching Spanish at Phoenix College and Chandler-Gilbert Community College. At CGCC Dr. Correa has taught all levels of Spanish in various modalities including online, hybrid and face-to-face. Dr. Correa has attended several seminars and conferences in online teaching, including a certification from Quality Matters. Dr Correa also teaches a Humanities course on Hispanic film. He currently supervises the Dual Credit program for Spanish and is the CGCC representative for both the Arizona Articulation And Task Force for Languages and the MCCD Instructional Council. He has traveled throughout Latin America and Europe and has participated in professional programs abroad in Spain and the Czech Republic. Dr. Correa is fluent in Spanish and English and speaks French and Portuguese.

​Spanish Language Adjunct Faculty

Bruce Johnson
Bruce Johnson
Spanish Adjunct Faculty
Modern Language & Humanities
Professor Bruce Johnson grew up in Arizona. His father was born in Mexico and his family moved to Santiago, Chile where they lived for nearly three years. It was while there that he gained an abiding love for Chile, its people and the Spanish language. After returning to Mesa, Arizona, he graduated from Westwood High School. Shortly after graduation, he returned to Chile where he spent another two years. He has a bachelor's degree in Spanish with a minor in French and Music from Brigham Young University and a master's degree from Chapman University. In addition to teaching at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Professor Johnson has taught Spanish for the Gilbert Public Schools since 1991. He also taught French one year. He has been teaching Spanish 101, 102, 201, and 202 dual enrollment classes for the past five years and has been an adjunct faculty member for CGCC since 1999. Mr. Johnson sponsors student trips from time to time. He has taken students to Ecuador, France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Greece and Morocco. His interests include studying and teaching language and culture, travel, gardening, art, cooking, railroads, music and song writing. He has been married for 42 years, has two sons, and is the "Papa" to six granddaughters and three grandsons.
Dr. Anayanci Murphy
Dr. Anayanci Murphy
Spanish Adjunct Faculty
Modern Languages & Humanities
602.448.9979
Dr. Anayanci Murphy is originally from Mexico. She grew up in Sonora and spent her adolescence in Mexico City. She earned her Ph.D. in Spanish Golden Age Peninsular Literature with a minor in Bilingual Education (2011) and did her BLE internship at Holden Dual Language Elementary School. She completed her M.A. in Spanish Literature (Summa Cum Laude) with a minor in Translation (2001), and finished her B.A. in Spanish (Magna Cum Laude) with a minor in Business (1998). She completed her studies in ASU making her a true Sun Devil! Dr. Murphy’s extensive teaching career varies in different areas, levels, and modalities. She has taught Spanish from Elementary School level to University and traditional face-to-face to on-line classes; she was a Special Education ParaEducator at Weinberg Elementary where she has also been an Arts Masterpiece Volunteer for the past six years. She was an AmeriCorps intern where she also served at Powell Junior High as an Outreach Specialist and at the Boys and Girls Club as a Youth Coordinator. Within the MCCCD she has taught courses from SPA101 to SPA 202, and holds an on-line Quality Matters Certification. In ASU she has taught from SPA 101 to SPA 425 as well as teaching two summers in Spain through the ASU Study Abroad Program. She also proctored and updated the Arizona Classroom Teacher Proficiency Exam (ACTSPE) from 2005 to 2014. She has taught Dual/Concurrent Enrollment classes at Desert Hills High School. Also, she is CGCC’s Co-Adviser of Sigma Delta Mu Spanish Honors Society and a member of the One World Committee’. She has traveled throughout Latin America and Europe, and is fluent in Spanish and English, and speaks Portuguese and Italian. Dr. Murphy was nominated by CGCC students as an Emerging Science and Mathematics Scholars Student Mentor (Spring 2014), Phi Theta Kappa Student Mentor (Fall 2013), and she was nominated by colleagues and recognized with the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award (Spring 2015).