professor of Spanish and chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages, has
been selected for the American Association of State Colleges and University’s
Emerging Leaders Program.
nominated for the program by IUP President Michael Driscoll.
The Emerging Leaders
Program Association is limited to 27 persons who have “shown leadership
potential and desire advancement to mid-level administrative positions.”
the initial four-day seminar in June, which included the chance to engage in a
national dialogue with experienced leaders and experts in higher education. The
program also included hands-on practical exercises, a leadership
self-assessment, and the development of a plan designed to achieve individual
Each of the
participants are charged with identifying a project, initiative, or assignment
to expand the participant’s knowledge of the university and facilitate growth
as a leader.
Leaders project focuses on her home department of Foreign Languages, as it
addresses the challenges of declining enrollment faced by many humanities and
social science departments nationwide. “I’m very interested in how enrollment
challenges can be addressed through strategic planning and collaborative
problem-solving, in particular in disciplines like foreign languages where
changing demographics and workforce needs can present opportunities for
Delbrugge was selected to serve as provost ’s associate
in June 2013, and served as faculty cochair of the university’s successful
reaffirmation of accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher
Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104, 267-284-5000) in 2016,
an initiative that began in 2013. The Middle States Commission on Higher
Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US
Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
In making the reaffirmation announcement, the Middle States evaluators
commended IUP on the quality of the IUP self-study process. Delbrugge also has
served as dean’s associate for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
from 2008 to 2011.
Delbrugge is the
author of three editions of medieval Spanish texts by the converso
Andrés de Li, including the Reportorio de los tiempos, published by
Tamesis Press in 1999, and A Critical Edition of Andrés de Li’s Summa de
paciencia (1505) produced by Mellen Press in 2003. Her third book, A
Scholarly Edition of Andrés de Li’s Thesoro de la passion (1494), was
published by Brill in 2011. Delbrugge’s book chapter, “Pragmatism, Patience,
and the Passion: The Converso Element in the Summa de paciencia
(1493) and the Thesoro de la passion (1494),” appeared in Conversos
of Medieval Iberia (Leiden: Brill Publishers, Medieval and Early Modern
Iberian World Series) in 2012. Her most recent publication was an edited
volume, Self-Fashioning and Assumptions of Identity in Medieval and Early
Modern Iberia, published by Brill in 2015.