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Rose McEwen

Associate Professor of Spanish, Emeritus
Welles 212B

Rose McEwen has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1998. She coordinates the Latin American Studies program and study abroad programs in Argentina and in Costa Rica. In 2005, she received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Portrait of Rose McEwen

Office Hours: Fall 2019

  • T 5:20 - 6:20 p.m.
  • R 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Colonial and Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, The Ohio State University, 2001.

  • M.A., Latin American Culture, The Ohio State University, 1993.

  • B.A., Spanish, Portland (Oregon) State University, 1991.


  • LASA

  • Feministas Unidas

  • NeMLA


  • "Guatemala." Chapter In: Teen Life in Latin America and the Caribbean. Cynthia Tompkins and Kristen Sternberg, eds. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. (July 2004).

  • "Performing One-Act Plays: An Entertaining Process for Developing Oral Proficiency Skills." In: NJAATSP en Acción (journal of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Portuguese and Spanish) 8-8 (Fall, 2003): 5, 12-14.

  • "Rigoberta Menchú." In: Noted Twentieth-Century Latin American Women. Cynthia Tompkins and David William Foster, eds. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2000.

More About Me

Research Interests

Hispanic Theater, Latin American Women Writers, Immigration Studies, Rigoberta Menchú


Personal Website

Other Interests

  • Foreign films
  • Downhill skiing
  • Creative writing
  • Gardening
  • Baking


  • SPAN 201: L/Interm Span I:General/Global

    This course reviews the fundamentals of structure and continues to develop mastery of the four language skills in Spanish: (listening, speaking, reading and writing) correlated within a practice associated within the five core competency goals for foreign language learning: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Oral and written exercises are included. Assignments include reading and news materials emphasizing cultural and contemporary topics as well as providing historical insight into the development of Spanish-speaking countries' values and policies. As indicated by course subtitle, vocabulary and readings focus on different specialty areas that may relate to students' interests, majors, and future professions. Students are not required to have a background in these areas to take a subtitled course. (May be taken twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or its equivalent. Credits: 3(3-0)

  • SPAN 312: M/LatnAmCivI:Pre-ColtoConquest

    Study of Latin America’s Pre-Columbian civilizations from their origins to the period of their “discovery,” exploration and conquest, and their legacy to contemporary Hispanic cultures. Course focuses on the study of principal Mesoamerican and Andean societies (Maya, Aztec and Inca) through an exploration of significant historical and literary texts produced by these peoples prior to and during their first encounters with the West. Prerequisite: SPAN 301. Offered fall odd years, at least once every four years.