María Rodríguez, Assistant Professor
Director, Advanced Semester in Honduras 2014
Office: Hiemenga 411
BA (Spanish and English Language and Literature K-12; Licenciatura in Foreign Language Teaching) Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras
MA (Education/Reading) Grand Valley State University 1998
PhD candidate Wayne State University
Spanish immersion education; foreign language teaching strategies; Latin American folklore; indigenous groups of Honduras and their oral traditions.
Participation in workshops for immersion educators; presentations for STEP program about Latin American music styles; will be going to two workshops in August at the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional in Honduras.
Reading, making crafts, spending time with her children, traveling, running and walking with friends.
Spanish-speaking countries visited
Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador.
Mentors young mothers/refugee teenagers; organizes cultural activities with Latino women; teaches Sunday School; collaborates with Christian/public school programs.