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Christopher Hurtado

P.O. Box 9892, Huntsville, TX 77340 · Mobile: (281) 658-6002
christopher.hurtado@gmail.com

Education

Master of Arts, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, Monterey Institute of International
Studies, Monterey, California 2010-2012

  • Honors Thesis “Philosophical Presuppositions of Islamist Totalitarianism”
  • GPA 3.78

Bachelor of Arts, Middle East Studies/Arabic and Philosophy, Brigham Young University,
Provo, Utah 2007-2010

  • Capstone Paper: “Milestones: A Critical Moral and Philosophical Analysis”
  • GPA 3.80

Awards, Distinctions and Fellowships

  • 2007-2010 Brigham Young University Academic Scholarship [Full Tuition]
  • 2011-2012 Monterey Institute of International Studies Academic Scholarship [$20,000]

Research Interests / Research Profile

  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Continental Philosophy (particularly French Existentialism and German Idealism) and Political Ideologies, particularly Communism, Fascism, Nazism and Islamism

Publications, Presentations and Abstracts

  • “High-Tech/High-Touch: Using Technology to Stay Connected with People” at eCitySuites, December 2002
  • “High Tech/High Touch: Using Technology to Stay Connected with People” at Donna Fisher Presents, June 2003
  • Dondero R., Eric and Christopher P. Hurtado. Vacation Spanish: A Survival Guide for Mexico, the Caribbean, Central & South America. Houston: Integrity Press, Ltd & Portside Language Services, 2004.
  • “Global Culture: Diversity in the Age of Globalization: 7 Strategies for Expanding Your Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity” at Cardinal Health, August 2004
  • “Global Culture: Diversity in the Age of Globalization: 7 Strategies for Expanding Your Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity” at Marathon Oil, November 2004
  • “Targeting and Profiling Customers and Vendors Online” at American Translators Association Translation Company Division 6th Annual Conference, April 2005
  • “Targeting and Profiling Customers and Vendors Online” at the American Translators Association 46th Annual Conference, November 2005
  • Singh, Nitish, Daniel W. Baack, Sumit K. Kandu, and Christopher Hurtado. “U.S. Hispanic Consumer E-Commerce Preferences: Expectations and Attitudes Toward Web Content.” Journal of Electronic Commerce Research. 9.2 (2008): 162-175.
  • “Speed Reading for Profit and Pleasure” at Monterey Management Society November 2011

Research Experience

Research Assistant, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 2007-2009

  • Proofread, edited, and indexed Critique of Christian Origins: A Parallel English-Arabic Text (Brigham Young University – Islamic Translation Series)
  • Proofread and edited Abu Hatim al-Razi: The Proofs of Prophecy (Brigham Young University- Islamic Translation Series)

Teaching Experience

Instructor: Beginner’s English for Speakers of Other Languages, Linguistic Solutions, Houston, Texas 1991-2007

  • Equivalent to 100-level college English for Speakers of Other Languages course

Instructor: Intermediate English for Speakers of Other Languages, Linguistic Solutions, Houston, Texas 1991-2007

  • Equivalent to 200-level college English for Speakers of Other Languages course

Instructor: Beginning Spanish, Linguistic Solutions, Houston, Texas 1991-2007

  • Equivalent to 100-level college Spanish for Speakers of Other Languages course

Instructor: Intermediate Spanish, Linguistic Solutions, Houston, Texas 1991-2007

  • Equivalent to 200-level college Spanish for Speakers of Other Languages course

Instructor: Understanding Networking Fundamentals, Global Knowledge, Cary, North Carolina
2001

  • Basics of data networking, practicing with leading-edge technologies.

Teaching Expertise

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Logical Thinking and Philosophical Writing
  • Introduction to Western Religions
  • Introduction to Eastern Religions
  • Ethics and Values
  • Political Ideologies
  • Introduction to Middle East Politics
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • Survey of International Terrorism
  • International Relations of the Middle East

Community Involvement / Administrative Activity

  • American Translators Association, Translation Company Division, Secretary and Treasurer (2004-2005)
  • Houston Palm Users Group, President (2004-2005)
  • American Marketing Association, Houston Chapter, Board Member; Founding Chair, Hispanic
  • Marketing Special Interest Group (2003-2005)
  • Technology Entrepreneurs Exchange, Advisory Board Member (2003-2005)
  • Houston Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee, Advisory Board Member (2000-2002)
  • Wyle Laboratories Institutional Review Board, Board Member (1998-1999)

References

  • Available upon request

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