Francisco Rodríguez Nogales is a Professor of Spanish in the School of Modern Languages at Santa Barbara City College. He has co-authored several college textbooks. Winner of the Francisco de Villalón-International Innovation in Teaching Award (Valladolid, Spain), Professor Rodríguez is a specialist in the use of technology in foreign-language teaching and online instruction. Dr. Rodríguez has directed several SBCC summer and semester programs in Spain, Mexico, Italy, and most recently Cuba. He completed his B.A. at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain, his M.A. at San Francisco State University, and his Ph.D. at the University of California at Davis.