Professor of Spanish
BA, Catholic University of America; MA, University of Massachusetts; PhD, Boston College
Office: Mary Lyon Hall, room 034D
Fall office hours:
In-person Monday – Thursday
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Additional in-person & virtual office hours: By appointment (please email to schedule)
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
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)
SP 1060 Conversational Spanish I
SP 1070 Conversational Spanish II
SP 3120 Spanish Culture & Civilization
SP 3220 Advanced Spanish Composition
SP 3330 Spanish Conversation, Phonetics & Phonology