Professor of Spanish and International Programs Chair
B.A. – Speech Communications/Spanish
M.A. – Adult and Community Education
Advanced course work in Spanish, Culture, and Spanish literature completed in Colorado and six different Spanish speaking countries
Mary teaches all levels of transfer-level Spanish, beginning through advanced conversational Spanish, Spanish Film and Spanish cultural courses abroad.
Mary has served and received awards from many state and local organizations committed to education in the areas of developmental education and foreign language instruction; served as CMC Faculty Senate President for three years and received the Timberline Campus Faculty Member of the Year award twice. Mary taught at a university in Costa Rica (UNED) and worked with women’s rights groups abroad. Recently, Mary developed Authentic Spanish curriculum with oral histories generously shared by a friend and colleague from NAU, Karen Schairer. http://authenticspanishlanguageandpedagogy.blogspot.com/
Over the years my greatest satisfactions have been teaching and leading students in study abroad groups. My students have studied in Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Bolivia and Belize. I’ve had the privilege of working with students who have grown tremendously and are now giving back in many ways. Follow our students on CMC’s Facebook and see the current Study Abroad programs.