Carol Wallace

Carol Wallace
Professional Title
Assistant Professor of Spanish Studies

Ph. D. The University of Iowa
M.A. The University of Iowa
B.A. Morningside College


Professor Wallace came to UMD in the fall of 2014 to teach Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies. Carol enjoys teaching all levels of Spanish language as well as Latin American literature and culture. Her doctoral dissertation was on the politics of humor in the stories of Puerto Rican writer Ana Lydia Vega and she continues to pursue her interest in Puerto Rican literature through a project on environmental criticism and Puerto Rican children’s literature. She has traveled in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Her most recent trips have been to conferences in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and Merida, Mexico.

Courses Taught

SPAN 1101 and 1102: Beginning Spanish
SPAN 1201 and 1202: Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 2301: Advanced Spanish
SPAN 3042: Hispanic American Civilization & Culture
SPAN 4011: Spanish American Prose
SPAN 4018: Hispanic America From Within

Conference Presentations

  • “Las raíces revolucionarias de las escuelas rurales en Balún Canán”. Conferencia Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Mérida, Yucatán, México (March 2016)
  • “Confessions of a Power Point Junkie: Interactive Uses of Power Point in the FL Classroom.” Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Denver, CO (July 2015)
  • “Creating Rubrics for Oral and Written Assessments”.  Conference on Second Languages and Cultures. Cincinnati, OH (June 2015)
  • “¿Dónde jugarán los niños? Celebración, nostalgia y luto por el medio ambiente en la literatura infantil puertorriqueña”. V Congreso Internacional “Escritura, Individuo y Sociedad en España, las Américas y Puerto Rico. Encuentro hispánico en homenaje a Ana Lydia Vega. Arecibo, Puerto Rico (March 2015)

Awards & Honors

  • Nominated for Outstanding Faculty Award (2017)
  • Chancellor's Small Grant (2017)
  • CLA Travel Grant (2017)
  • Chancellor’s Small Grant (2016)
  • CLA Travel Grant (2016)
  • Chancellor's Small Grant (2015)
  • CLA Travel Grant (2015)

Carol Wallace in Puerto Rico