Maureen Russo Rodríguez earned her Ph.D. in Spanish Language, Literature & Culture from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She also holds a double B.A. (Spanish and Italian) and an M.S. (Spanish), also from Georgetown University, where she trained in teaching pedagogies for Second Language Acquisition alongside some of the nation’s top researchers in Applied Linguistics. At Schreiner, Dr. Russo enjoys teaching all levels of Spanish language as well as courses in Cultural Studies and World Literatures.
Empowering undergraduates to broaden their horizons through international education, global service and study abroad are topics that Dr. Russo is very passionate about. In 2015 she founded SU’s interdisciplinary program in Spanish & Latin American Studies, and she currently serves as Faculty Liaison for SU’s Colombia exchange program.
Dr. Russo has won faculty awards for her teaching achievements in Humanities Writing curricula, including coursework in Comparative Literature, literature in translation, and Hispanic Cultural Studies classes. Additionally, she has been recognized at the national level for her service work on the Board of Directors for Learning Enterprises International (www.learningenterprises.org), a non-profit organization that sends college-age volunteers to serve as language teachers to underprivileged communities around the world.