Jhonatan Henao-Munoz

Assistant Professor of Practice, W.A. Franke Honors College
jhonathan henao muñoz

Administration Room 402

I’m Jhonatan Henao-Muñoz, an Assistant Professor of Practice in the W.A. Franke Honors College, UNIV Core Faculty, General Education and an Affiliated Faculty of the Center for Latin American Studies and the Institute for LGTBQ+ Studies at the University of Arizona.  Best known as #ProfeJhon, I’m a QBIPOC scholar, lifelong learner, first-generation graduate student, linguist, world languages and college educator. I earned a Licenciatura in Modern Languages (2014, @UdeCaldas) and I hold three M.A.s, the first in Modern Languages and Literatures (2017, @UNLincoln), the second in Hispanic Linguistics, and the third in French Linguistics and Second Language Learning and Teaching (2020 & 2021 @UArizona). In addition, I completed two graduate certificates, one in TESOL and the other in Technology in Second Language Teaching. In sum, my academic background is intersectional: linguistics, languages and teaching with technology.

I’m communicative by nature and I believe that teaching is about meaningful communication! My teaching adventure started in 2011, I have taught courses on Literacy, Linguistics, and Spanish and French languages at the university level, and since then I have been a tutor, teacher, mentor, adviser and supporter engaged with your success. I must admit that I do enjoy teaching to and learning from my co-learners (a.k.a. students). My professional interests include (bi/multi)literacy/ies, digital literacies, Romance languages, corpus linguistics, non-binary Spanish language, translation, and academic writing. My personal interests (surprise! I have) include hiking, karaoke, watching anime, playing and napping with my cats, Sessho and Michi, and taking pictures! I’m an amateur photographer in love with nature.

Research Interests

  • L2/Ln Acquisition of Romance Languages and Heritage Languages.
  • Translation in Language Learning and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) - Machine
  • Translation - Digital Literacies - Bi/multiliteracies
  • Corpus Linguistics and L2 Writing - Contrastive Analysis on TAM Systems (Tense, Aspect, Mood / Modalities) in Romance Languages, and Grammatical Complexity.
  • Glottopolitics - Inclusive / Non-binary Spanish language