Instructor of Spanish
David Farnsworth has been at ORU for many years now, Initially as an undergraduate student and graduate student, and now as a professor. After returning from Bolivia where he spent a year as a high school foreign exchange student, he attended undergraduate school at ORU during which he spent a semester studying French at the Université Lumière in Lyon, France. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Spanish/French education in 1994, he taught Spanish for two years at Tulsa Community College and then worked for a year at a local software company as a Spanish translator. He then taught Spanish and French at Jenks Middle School for a year before returning to ORU for a master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), which he received in 2000. Currently, Farnsworth teaches beginning and intermediate levels of Spanish, as well as Spanish phonetics and composition.
For several years Farnsworth has been the faculty advisor for the Modern Foreign Language Education Program and serves on the College of Education’s Undergrad Council as the secondary representative from the English and Modern Languages Department for that degree program. He also recently became director of the ORU Language Lab and Cultural Center.