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Toya Handelsman

Lecturer of Spanish Studies
609 McClung Tower

Phone: (865) 974-7002

  • M.A. in Spanish, University of Tennessee, 1984
  • ACTFL Proficiency Training Workshop, 1990
  • Licenciatura en Derecho, Universidad Católica de Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1971
  • 1984 - Present: Instructor of Spanish: University of Tennessee
  • 1990 - Present: Freelance Translator (English/Spanish)
  • 1981-1984: Graduate Teaching Assistant in Spanish, University of Tennessee
  • 2018:  Panhellenic Teacher Recognition for Empowerment Award
  • 2017:  Nominated for Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2015:  Nominated for the Chancellor’s Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2006: Selected as "One of the Top Ten Professors" in the University of Tennessee's Honors Program
  • 2003: Chancellor's Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Tennessee
  • 1999: Finalist from College of Arts and Sciences for University of Tennessee National Alumni Outstanding Teacher
  • 1994: Phi Eta Sigma Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Tennessee
  • 1984: Women of Achievement Award for Scholarship, University of Tennessee

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