The Lipan Apache Language

Recreating a Bilingual Environment for the Lipan

David Gohre

Curriculum Vitae

david dot gohre at gmail dot com
linguist at lipanapache dot org
david dot gohre at tamuk dot edu

2012-date Instructor, Center for Student Success, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
2006-2012 Certified Teacher, Corpus Christi Independent School District.
2006-2011 Carroll High School, Spanish teacher.
2011-2012 Martin Middle School, Spanish and AVID teacher.
2005-2006 Co-Founder and operations manager for LLC (defunct)
Providing technical support and infrastructure to small business.  Handled office procedures including financial, logistical, technical as well as account information.
2003-2005 Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Taught 3/3/3 quarterly load of basic and intermediate Spanish courses as well as Introduction to Linguistics.
2001-2003 Visiting Professional Specialist, University of Notre Dame
Taught 4/4 load of basic and intermediate Spanish courses
2001 Visiting Instructor, Madison Area Technical College
Taught two basic level Spanish courses.
1999-2000 Visiting Lecturer, Indiana University
Taught 3/3 load of basic and intermediate Spanish courses
1994-1999 Associate Instructor, Indiana University
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)
1993-1994 Visiting Lecturer, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Taught 4/3 load of basic Spanish courses.
1991-1993 Teaching Assistant, Wayne State University
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

Community and Academic Service:

■ Linguist, Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. Working on language restoration and revitalization, 2008 to present
■ Ex-Oficio Tribal Council member of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. 2009 to present.
■ Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 1491, Corpus Christi. 2010 to present.
■ Curriculum Committee, RHIT. 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.
■ President of GSAC, 1996-1997 Academic Year.
■ Treasurer of GSAC, 1997-1998 Academic Year.
■ Organized, planned and scheduled the (First) Spanish Department Linguistics Colloquium, 1996.
Academic Presentations:
■ “Using Google Docs to Facilitate Foreign Language Teaching.” Literacy Summit II, Texas A&M
University-Kingsville. 2010.
■ “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
University-Kingsville. 2009.
■ “Exposición de los Apache Lipanes.” Participant and translator in discussions. Centro de Culturas,
Múzquiz, Mexico. January 09-10, 2009
■ “Clause Reduction in Spanish, Yet Again.” 15th colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian
Literatures and Romance Linguistics. UT-Austin, 2005
■ “Optimality Theory and Grammaticalization, Old Spanish to Modern Spanish.” Third Annual High
Desert Linguistics Society. Albuquerque, NM. 2000.
■ “Affirmation Without Comment.” GSAC Presentations, Department of Spanish and Portuguese,
Indiana University. 1997
■ “The Resolution Rule Meets Optimality Theory.” First Spanish Department Linguistics Colloquium,
Indiana University. 1996.
■ “Determiner Phrase and Complex Reflexives.” Formal Linguistics Society of the Midwest. 1994
Academic Awards:
■ Graduate/Professional Scholarship, Wayne State University, 1993-1994 Academic Year.
■ Nominated Alpha Lambda Delta Favorite Teacher Award, 2000. Indiana University.