Welcome

My name is John Ochoa, and I am an Associate Professor at Penn State University. I work for the College of Liberal Arts, and mostly teach Latin American and U.S. Latino/a literature. I am also currently overseeing the Latino/a Studies Program, where students can minor in Latino Studies.

This page contains general information for students, colleagues, and curious onlookers. I have posted, in the above header tabs, some very basic documents for those who would like to know more about:

A) Recent course syllabi

B) My current CV with my research, teaching and service

C) The very precise nature of my grading policies

D) How and when to ask for letters of recommendation

E) My standard handout with proofreader’s marks (for re-writing Spanish prose assignments)

F) My standard form for evaluating class presentations in upper-division Spanish classes

G) A link to my research site, with my publications

H) Information for Schreyer Honors Students looking to work with me for their theses

I) Contact information