Dawn Smith-Sherwood is associate professor of Spanish
and assistant chair of the Department of Foreign Languages.
She received her PhD in Spanish from the State University of
New York at Buffalo (SUNY–Buffalo) in 2001.
During spring semester 2011, Smith-Sherwood enjoyed her
first sabbatical and spent three months in Spain, residing with her family in
the Poble Nou neighborhood of Barcelona, and then walking the 500-mile Camino
de Santiago from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France, with a group of IUP students
and Department of History colleague Caleb Finegan. In May 2016 she
returned to the Camino de Santiago for an abbreviated, 200-mile pilgrimage
beginning in León with Finegan, Christine Baker (IUP History), and a
group of 24 Honors College students from across the State System.
She is currently collaborating with Debra
Faszer-McMahon (Seton Hill University) and Victoria Ketz (LaSalle University)
on a collection of essays entitled Women
and Science in Spanish Cultural Production. Additionally, she is
contributing a chapter to a forthcoming volume dedicated to the works of Miguel
de Unamuno in the Modern Language Association’s Approaches to Teaching series.
At IUP, Smith-Sherwood teaches Beginning and
Intermediate Spanish, Introduction to Hispanic Literature,
20th/21st-Century Spanish Civilization and Culture, and the
19th- and 20th-Century Spanish Novel.
She serves as a faculty Living-Learning Partner to the
Global Awareness Living-Learning Community of Wallwork Hall, home to the
Spanish Language Cluster. In April 2016, she won the Center for Teaching
Excellence Faculty Recognition Award for Living Learning.
Mondays: 10:00–11:00 a.m.
and Wednesdays: 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 1:00–3:00 p.m.
and by appointment
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