Noble Goss, Ph.D.
Earned a B.A. (1966) in English from Pepperdine University with a minor in Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, and German); M.A. (1973) in English with proficiency in German; M.A. (1979) and Ph.D. (1987) in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon, with coursework in Spanish, Italian, French, German, medieval Provençal, Latin, and Greek. Doctoral dissertation: "The Theme of Chastity in Ariosto and Spenser".
|Most frequently taught classes:||
Teaches Accelerated Elementary Spanish (SPAN103/104), including a special section for Pharmacy students; Intensive Accelerated Spanish (SPAN106); Elementary German (GERM101/102), Intermediate German (GERM201/202).
|Other specialties within the department:||
Medical Spanish, Upward Bound classes for high school students during the summer, translation of official documents from Spanish and German for individuals.
Is a member of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society.
|Overseas, travel or missions experience:||
Studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany. Served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Germany. Has vacationed in wife Teresita’s home town of Veracruz, Mexico.
|Church-related or civic activities:||
Teaches a Monday night Bible class for Hispanics at College Church of Christ. Aids with translation for the Truth for Today ministry.
|Hobbies and interests:||
Enjoys learning Koine Greek, reading Spanish and German short stories, and watching mostly foreign language Youtube song videos.