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Robert L. Giron

Occupation: 1) Owner/Publisher/Editor; 2) Professor Emeritus
Company: 1) Gival Press; 2) Montgomery College
Born: Nebraska

Education:
Certificate in Literature, University of Cambridge (1999)
Coursework in Publications Management, Printing, Graphic Arts, Printing, Layout and Design, Marketing, Promotion and Public Relations, Management, and Entrepreneurial Development, The George Washington University, American University, and the University of the District of Columbia (1984-1986)
MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (1975)
BA in Linguistics, The University of Texas at El Paso (1973)

Career:
Professor Emeritus, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD; Owner/Publisher/Editor, Gival Press, LLC (1998-Present)
English Professor, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD (1986-2018)
Chair, English Department, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD (1992-1995, 2010-2013)
English Professor, The George Washington University (1988-1989)
Associate Editor, Newsletter, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (1984)
English Professor, Austin Community College (1982-1983)
English Professor, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX (1981)
English Professor, El Paso Community College (1975-1981)
English Professor, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1974-1975)

Creative Works:
Founder, Editor in Chief, The Sligo Journal (2010-2018); Editor, “Poetic Voices Without Borders 2” (2009); Editor, “Poetic Voices Without Borders” (2005); Translator, “Songs for a Single String of Canciones para una sola cuerda by Jesús Gardea” (2002); Author, “Songs for the Spirit” (2001); Author, “Metamorphosis of the Serpent God” (1999); Author, “Wrestling with Wood” (1999); Author, “Recuerdos (Memories)” (1999); Author, “Impressions françaises (French Impressions)” (1999); Author, Poetry and Prose Works have appeared in numerous publications

Achievements:
Books published by Gival Press have won numerous national and international awards; Gival Press has more than 100 books/e-books in print; The company also created an online journal, “ArLiJo,” in which they publish art, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and poetry by individuals from around the world; He was featured in Wall Street Journal

Awards:
Recipient, Silver Award, Foreword Reviews (2015); Recipient, Faculty Outstanding Service Award, Montgomery College (2002, 2011); Recipient, National Best Book Award for Fiction & Literature: Anthologies, “Poetic Voices Without Borders,” USA Book News (2009); Recipient, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin (1997, 2002); Recipient, Effective Team Award, Montgomery College (1994); Recipient, Special Faculty Recognition Award, Montgomery College-Takoma Park Humanities & Social Sciences (1990); Honoree, A Directory of American Poets & Fiction Writers; Honoree, The Best of Gival Press Short Stories; Honoree, Who’s Who Among American Teachers; Honoree, Who’s Who in Education; Honoree, Who’s Who Among Hispanic Americans

Memberships:
Member, Academy of American Poets; Member, Association of Writers & Writing Programs; Member, Authors Guild; Past Member, American Association of University Professors; Member, National Book Member, Critics Circle; Member, The Writer’s Center; Member, Austin Writers’ League; Member, El Paso County Historical Society; Member, San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society

Religion:
Believer in the Higher Power, Raised Roman Catholic

Family:
Son of Robert (Deceased) and Carmen
Married: Ken Schellenberg
Two Sisters
One Brother

Hobbies:
Literary endeavors; Theatre; Opera; Concerts; Traveling; Dancing; Swimming; Music; Arts; Museums

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