Jose O. Alvarez
Summary: Colombian-American assistant professor of Spanish at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri who became a pioneer in the application of educational online platforms like Blackboard, WebCT, and Moodle, who published five volumes of his students short stories and was the author of the books Cuentos de vida, muerte y resurreccin, Vivir del cuento, and Poetica de la brevedad en Borges, who also created the first online Anthology of Latin American Literature, the first online Short Stories Anthology, movie reviews, literary reviews, and has participated in several short stories anthologies, International Book Fairs, and lectures in several countries.
Cause of Death: Killed during a tornado outbreak
Born: December 1, 1951
Died: May 22, 2011
Location: Joplin, Missouri