Title: Literature and Language Professor
Company: Wayland Baptist University
Location: Lubbock, Texas, United States
Jose F. Olascoaga, Literature and Language Professor at Wayland Baptist University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in language education.
Originally from Peru, Dr. Olascoaga spent the early part of his career as an architect and construction worker. His goal was always to teach, however, so when he moved to the U.S. and found his architect’s license invalid, he took the opportunity to switch careers. Dr. Olascoaga decided to focus on language education because he sees a lot of connection between language, culture, and art, and believes it is very important. His professional designations include a PhD in Spanish, a Master of Arts in romance languages, a PhD in land-use planning, management, and design, and a Master of Architecture from Texas Tech University. He also holds a specialist degree in preservation and restoration of monuments, a professional degree in architecture, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal. Additionally, he is certified in LOTE, Spanish, mathematics, and ESL in the state of Texas, and was registered as an architect through Colegio de Arquitectos del Peru. Dr. Olascoaga has two dissertations, and each of them took two years of work and dedication. One was on how to design the aesthetic qualities of cities, and the second one was on the Andean world in the poetry of César Vallejo. The poetry shows nostalgia for the Andes and the people who live there.
Over the years, Dr. Olascoaga garnered experience as a graduate instructor and full-time instructor at Texas Tech University, and as a lecturer and associate professor at Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal. He is currently using his background to serve as a language and literature professor at Wayland Baptist University, and as a Spanish teacher for Seminole High School. To further connect with his peers and the younger generations, he has contributed numerous articles to professional journals and is a guest speaker and researcher in the field. In 2003, he published a book on the historic development of the Convent of Santo Domingo in Lima, Peru.
As a testament to his hard work and dedication, Dr. Olascoaga was honored as the banner bearer for the commencement day ceremony of the Graduate School at Texas Tech University, and with the Elo and Olga Urbanovsky Endowed Fellowship and the Summer Thesis/Dissertation Award from Texas Tech University. He was also the co-winner of the Peruvian National Competition of Projects for the Municipal Civic Center in Tarma City, Peru, and the winner of Architectural Research Centers Consortium King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Design Research. His achievements were featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the World.
When Dr. Olascoaga isn’t teaching, he enjoys volunteering with his church. He has been an ordained deacon since 2012, and his role includes teaching for confirmation, visiting the sick, and performing other works for charities.
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