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Jeaniffere Vila

Adjunct Associate Professor
English & Humanities
 vilaj@farmingdale.edu
 631-420-2050
 Knapp Hall, room 20

Education

  • M.A., New York University
  • B.A., M.A. New York University
  • ABA-Certified, Queens College (Paralegal Studies)

Biography

Professor Vila's passion for teaching took her away from a career in law after working as a Certified Paralegal in several NYC law firms. Instead of pursuing law school after receiving her B.A. from NYU, Professor Vila decided to continue at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education to further her studies in Speech and Interpersonal Communications. Professor Vila believes that the secret to education is in respecting the student: "The most humbling discovery is that, through their speeches, I've learned that each student has a story. Some have lost siblings, parents, loved ones -- some have overcome incredible adversity. And the transition from high school to college can be difficult for some. My job is to recognize that and work with each respective student as not just a 'student' but as a human being." When Professor Vila is not teaching, she likes to travel with her family.

Courses

Courses taught AT FARMINGDALE AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS:

  • Public Speaking
  • Speech Communication
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Technical Communication (Writing for Technical Professionals)
  • Literature
  • English Composition (Foundations of College Composition)
  • English Skills Workshop
  • Basic Writing Skills (Basic Writing and Reading)
  • ESL Intermediate Reading
  • Foundations of Research Writing for International Students
  • Collegiate Leaning
  • Career Services Workshop
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