Barbara D. Lopez-Mayhew

Professor of Spanish

BA, Catholic University of America; MA, University of Massachusetts; PhD, Boston College


About Professor Lopez-Mayhew

Barbara Lopez-Mayhew holds a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American literature (concentration in Spanish Golden Age Theater, 16th and17th centuries) from Boston College; an M.A. in Spanish literature and linguistics  (specializing in Medieval and Renaissance Literature) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and a B.A. in Spanish literature, linguistics and Secondary Education from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Besides her expertise in language, literature, and culture, Professor Lopez-Mayhew is interested in technology in the foreign language classroom, communicative language teaching, and creating successful learning experiences for all students.  She advises students on study abroad, graduate school programs, and domestic and international job opportunities.

Professor Lopez-Mayhew recently has completed training in Spanish/English Interpretation in Health & Community Services (Certificate of Completion 64 hrs. training), and Behavioral Health (Certificate of Completion 15 hrs. training).

Her publications include:

A bilingual edition of Valor, agravio y mujer, Ana Caro Mallén de Soto, 17th century Spanish author, European Masterpieces Cervantes & Co. – Spanish Classics Nº 42, May 2009

The introduction of the article “Following La Ruta de Don Quijote.” Introduction. Plymouth State Magazine (Fall 2005).

A Spanish critical edition: La traicion en la amistad, Juan de la Cuesta, August 2003

Performance reviews of La traicion en la amistad at the Chamizal Festival in El Paso, the Almagro Festival in Spain, and a Washington Women in Theater performance at Georgetown University

Scholarly journal articles on Golden Age Theater performance, Comedia Performance (2004, 2008).

Her presentations include:

Webinar International Presentation on Latin American author Gabriel García Márquez, Magic Realism and Cien años de soledad with PSU Spanish professor Wilson García. Online conference presented to professor Mario López Cardeno, Spanish faculty and literature students from the University of Dalarna, Sweden (November 2014)

“Cruzando fronteras de la investigación al mundo creativo,” a Power Point presentation on how one can extend scholarship to creative writing, specifically based on my first film script “Not on His Terms,” and the process of contacting literary agents and producers. ALDEEU – XXXIII Asamblea y Congreso Internacional. St. Augustine, FL (April 2013)

“Un nuevo canon literario: los retos y beneficios de incluir a dramaturgas del Siglo de Oro” (A new literary canon: the challenges and benefits of including women playwrights from the Spanish Golden Age), June-July 2009 XXI Congreso Intercontinental de ALDEEU (Asociación de Licenciados y Doctores Españoles en los Estados Unidos), hosted by IUIEN: Instituto Franklin at the University of Alcalá, Spain.



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