Roberto Ortiz, M.A.

Lecturer, Spanish; Spanish Heritage Language Advisor; Spanish for the Professions Track Advisor
Roberto Ortiz


Roberto Ortiz, lecturer of Spanish and first-year Spanish coordinator, has taught elementary and intermediate Spanish, both face-to-face and online courses, to high school and college/university students since receiving his M.A. in foreign language and literature from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005. Recently, he has concentrated on teaching and advising Spanish heritage language learners. He currently serves as the Spanish heritage language advisor and Spanish for the professions track advisor. He believes in developing partnerships with community and university representatives.

Before joining the University of Nevada, Reno as a lecturer of Spanish, he worked for a statewide non-profit agency as director of programs advocating for equal housing opportunity in the state of Nevada. He is originally from México, but has lived over 25 years in northern Nevada.

Courses taught

  • SPAN 111-112 First Year Spanish I* & II*
  • SPAN 211-212 Second Year Spanish I* & II*
  • SPAN 227 - Spanish Heritage Speakers II*
  • SPAN 307 - Writing for Spanish Heritage Speakers
  • SPAN 309 - Spanish Conversation

*Face-to-Face and Online


  • M.A., foreign language & literature, University of Nevada, Reno, 2005
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Nevada, Reno, 2002