The Lipan Apache Language

Recreating a Bilingual Environment for the Lipan

David Gohre



David Gohre            (361) 446-5695
Lecturer, Texas A&M University-Kingsville 2012-Present  
Lecturer, Center for Student Success, teaching First-Year Seminar 2012-Present 
AVID Liaison   2014-2016
Javelina Chess Club Faculty Advisor 2013-Present
Certified Spanish Teacher, Corpus Christi Independent School District 2006-2012 
Martin Middle School, Spanish and AVID teacher 2011-2012
Carroll High School, Spanish teacher 2006-2011
Co-Founder/Operations Manager, LLC (defunct)       2005-2006
Provided technical support and infrastructure to small business
Handled office procedures including financial, logistical, technical as well as account information
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology  2003-2005 
Taught 3/3/3 quarterly load of basic and intermediate Spanish courses as well as Introduction to Linguistics
Visiting Professional Specialist, University of Notre Dame 2001-2003 
Taught 4/4 load of basic and intermediate Spanish courses
Visiting Instructor, Madison Area Technical College 2001 
Taught two basic level Spanish courses
Visiting Lecturer, Indiana University 1999-2000 
Taught 3/3 load of basic and intermediate Spanish courses
Associate Instructor, Indiana University 1994-1999 
Taught 2/1 load of basic and intermediate Spanish courses, as well as courses in advanced Spanish grammar, Spanish for reading proficiency for Ph.D. students, Spanish for Special Needs Students (a course for students with learning disabilities)
Visiting Lecturer, University of Michigan-Dearborn 1993-1994 
Taught 4/3 load of basic Spanish courses.
Teaching Assistant, Wayne State University 1991-1993 
Taught 2/1 load of basic Spanish courses
2011-Present Ph.D. Student, Texas A&M University, College Station. Hispanic Studies (Linguistics)
1994-2005 Ph.D. Student, Indiana University-Bloomington. (ABD). Hispanic Linguistics
1991-1994 M.A. Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Major: English (Linguistics)
1987-1991 B.S. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Major: Spanish
Tribal Council Member, Ex-Oficio, Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas   2009-Present
Linguist, Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas   2008-Present 
Faculty Advisor, Javelina Chess Club       2012-2015
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 1491, Corpus Christi       2010-2015
Curriculum Committee, Humanities and Social Sciences, R.H.I.T.       2004-2005
o Evaluated 8 years of enrollment data to consider major changes in departmental classification of the courses in Humanities and Social Sciences. Terence Casey: Chair.
Elected Member, Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC), Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University                 1994-1998
Treasurer, GSAC, 1997-1998 Academic Year             1997-1998  
President, GSAC, 1996-1997 Academic Year       1996-1997  
Organizer and Event Planner, (First) Spanish Department Linguistics Colloquium 1996  
Oscar Rodríguez, Amber Rodríguez, and David Gohre (2014)  “The Case for a More Plausible Narrative for How the Chinati Mountains Got Their Name.”  The Journal of Big Bend Studies.  Volume 26.
2017 “The Tseh’na’aa’ee Mountains of West Texas”  2017 Dene / Athabaskan Language Conference & Workshop.  Cliff Castle Casino, Camp Verde, AZ.  Co-Presenter with Oscar Rodriguez
2017 “The Lipan Apache Reconstruction.”  2017 Dene / Athabaskan Language Conference & Workshop.  Cliff Castle Casino, Camp Verde, AZ.
2017 “Teaching of the Definite Article in Basic Spanish Classes, how we miss a way to make it easy for students.”  18th Sigma Delta Pi Academic Student Symposium, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
2015 “Inch Thick and Knee Deep in Writing Struggles.”  Hispanic Serving Institutions Writing Conference.  Co-presenter with Elizabeth Garza.
2014 “Using AVID-Based dual Enrollment Courses to Bridge the Educational Gap.”  AVID National Conference.  Co-presenter with Dr. Nancy KingSanders and Miranda Joiner
2014 “How to integrate a chess club into your university or campus.”  2nd Annual South Texas Student Success Conference: Best Teaching and Learning Practices for Hispanic Serving Institutions.
2013 “Affirmation Without Comment.”  11th Sigma Delta Pi Academic Student Symposium, Texas A&M Univerity-Kingsville.
2010  “Using Google Docs to Facilitate Foreign Language Teaching.” Literacy Summit II, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
2009  “Making Videos and Using E-Chalk.” Professional Development Training, Corpus Christi Independent School District. (Feb 15)
2009  “Making Videos for the Foreign Language Classroom.” Literacy Summit I. Texas A&M
2009  “Exposición de los Apache Lipanes.” Participant and translator in discussions. Centro de Culturas, Múzquiz, Mexico. (Jan 09-10)
2005  “Clause Reduction in Spanish, Yet Again.” 15th colloquium on Hispanic and Luso- Brazilian Literatures and Romance Linguistics. UT-Austin.
2000  “Optimality Theory and Grammaticalization, Old Spanish to Modern Spanish.” Third Annual High Desert Linguistics Society. Albuquerque, NM.
1997  “Affirmation Without Comment.” GSAC Presentations, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University.
1996  “The Resolution Rule Meets Optimality Theory.” First Spanish Department Linguistics Colloquium, Indiana University.
1994 “Determiner Phrase and Complex Reflexives.” Formal Linguistics Society of the Midwest.  
Professional Presentations:
2016 (February 5) “High Yield Teaching Strategies.”  Raymondville High School.  Exemplification and practice of learner-centered high-yield teaching strategies.  Audience: Approximately 22 high-school teachers.
2015 (August 18)  “AVID Strategies.”  Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  Using AVID strategies in UNIV 1101 and UNIV 1102.  Audience: Approximately 7 UNIV instructors.
2015 (May 25)  “High Yield Teaching Strategies.”  At Kingsville Independent School District.  Exemplification and practice of learner-centered high-yield teaching strategies.  Audience: Approximately 55 high-school teachers.  Co-Presenter with Deborah Levensailor.
2014 (October 11) “Using the Socratic Tutorial.”  Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  How to use socratic tutorial methods to enhance supplemental instruction, tutoring, and peer mentoring Kingsville.
2014 (August 20) “High-Yield Teaching Strategies.”  Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  An overview of learner-centered high-yield teaching strategies for new instructors and dual-enrollment instructors. Audience: Approximately 14 new dual enrollment instructors.
2014 (August 14) “Integrating Chess into Kingsville ISD.”  How to integrate chess into Kingsville Independent School District.  How to create a chess club, play chess, and train students and teams.  Audience: Approximately 9 KISD teachers and coaches.
2014 (January 22)  “Give one, Get one.”  Presentation to the Professional Learning Community, Center for Student Success, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
2014 (January 17) “High Yield Teaching Strategies in Engineering.”  Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  Audience: Approximately 25 Engineering tutors.
2013 (December 16)  “High Yield Teaching Strategies.”  Presentation to instructors and administration of Premont Independent School District.
2013 (December 5)  “High Yield Teaching Strategies.”  Presentation to new instructors and dual enrollment instructors at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
2013 (June 8) “High Yield Teaching Strategies.”  Houston Independent School District.  Audience: Approximately 7 HISD instructors.
Academic Awards:
1993-1994  Graduate/Professional Scholarship, Wayne State University
2000  Nominated Alpha Lambda Delta Favorite Teacher Award, Indiana University