Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Dr. Ruth Owens

Associate Professor of Spanish

ITTC Faculty Fellow


  • Ed.D., West Virginia University
  • M.A., West Virginia University
  • B.A., Longwood College, Virginia

Professional Credentials

  • ACTFL, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Certified Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester
  • ACTFL/NCATE reviewer of teacher education programs in foreign languages.
  • Intercultural Development Inventory certified administrator

Teaching Specialties

  • Methods & Materials for Languages
  • Spanish Teaching Internship
  • Advanced Oral Communication
  • Spanish Conversation
  • Elementary Spanish I & II
  • Honors Elementary Spanish I & II
  • Contemporary Costa Rican Culture

Research Interests

  • Foreign Language Instructional Supervision
  • Reflective Foreign Language Teaching
  • Various aspects of study abroad, and intercultural development, or the ways in which people grow as they interact with members of other cultures.

Ruth Owens

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2334


Building: Dean B. Ellis Library
Room: Suite 301