Anthony Hobbs, assistant professor of Spanish in the department of English, Theatre and Mass Communication, will serve on the framework revision committee for the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) as a representative from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). Hobbs’ expertise as an instructor of Spanish and his knowledge of teacher education will be invaluable to the committee as ADE strives to ensure that their frameworks prepare K-12 students to continue to study foreign languages at the college level.
Hobbs holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees — Modern Foreign Languages and Social Science — from Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical & Normal College (AM&N now UAPB), a Master of Science degree in School Administration from Arkansas State University, and a doctoral degree in Education Administration, Supervision and School Management from the University of Sarasota in Florida. In addition, Hobbs has studied Spanish at the graduate level at Murry State University, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the University of Costa Rica, the Fenix Language Institute in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and the University of American Studies in Saltillo, Mexico. He also has a Master’s degree in Ecclesiastical Studies from Jackson Theological Seminary and is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
In addition to his service to UAPB, Hobbs has served Arkansas as an elementary, junior high and high school principal as well as serving as a superintendent of schools and currently serves as host of the television program, “The School without Walls”, which is shown daily on UAPB-TV channel 24.