About Us

Maritza Chinea-Thornberry

Puerto Rico







Instructor of Spanish


Curriculum Vitae

Campus: USF Tampa

Office: CPR 450

My name is Maritza Chinea-Thornberry and  I was born and raised in Puerto Rico.  I started my teaching career in P. R (1982) and I have not stopped since then. I have been teaching Spanish for a long time!  I have been in the U.S. since 1984.  I did my Masters in Spanish at USF and went to UF for Ph.D. studies.  I did not finish my degree, so I am Ph.D. ABD (all but dissertation).  I came back to USF in 1991 and I have been teaching Spanish since.  Just to let you know,  I LOVE TEACHING SPANISH!