Barbara D. Lopez-Mayhew

Professor of SpanishBarbara D. Lopez-Mayhew

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


About Professor Lopez-Mayhew

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

She has a continuing interest in pedagogy, online teaching and assessment tools, technology in the foreign language classroom, communicative language teaching and cooperative learning groups, and creating successful learning experiences for all students. She supervises PSU Graduate Modern Languages student teachers as well as advises students on study abroad and work abroad opportunities.

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

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 WWIT performance at Georgetown University

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

Her presentations include:

“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.

Panel Presentation at the AATSP Annual Conference in Salamanca, Spain (June 2006) “Making   the Connection: From the Classroom to a Successful and Cost-Effective Experience Abroad.”

“La protagonista tripartita en la comedia La traición en la amistad de María de Zayas” – AHCT El Paso Symposium, March 2003.

Barbara Lopez-Mayhew CV 2012



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