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Faculty: Maria Rodríguez

Maria Rodriguez

María Rodríguez, Assistant Professor

Director, Advanced Semester in Honduras 2014

(616) 526-8641
Office: Hiemenga 411

Educational background

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

Academic interests

Spanish immersion education; foreign language teaching strategies; Latin American folklore; indigenous groups of Honduras and their oral traditions.

Recent activities

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.

Additional information

Mentors young mothers/refugee teenagers; organizes cultural activities with Latino women; teaches Sunday School; collaborates with Christian/public school programs.