Professor Veronica Salles-Reese receives Distinguished Teaching Award
Professor Veronica Salles-Reese was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award during the Spring 2013 Faculty Convocation. This award recognizes the academic contributions of Georgetown University Scholars to the college and community. We congratulate Dr. Salles-Reese on this achievement!
The following was taken from the article in the Georgetown Blue & Gray newsletter about Dr. Salles-Reese and her achievements:
Veronica Salles-Reese, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, is an expert in Latin American literature. Her research interests, which span literature, history, philosophy, theology, and paleontology, include colonial Latin America, daily life in colonial Peru, the Andean region in South America and cultural hybridization.
“Passion, high intellectual standards, generosity of time and spirit and unshakable dedication are the qualities that best define professor Veronica Salles-Reese,” says Gwen Kirkpatrick, professor and chair of the department.
Salles-Reese serves as director of both the Latin American Studies Certificate and the annual Georgetown study-abroad summer program to Quito, Ecuador.
She also spearheads the Georgetown Community Andean Education and Leadership Project, which makes it financially possible for students from distressed communities in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador to receive education either at local universities or at community colleges in the United States.
“In over 20 years at Georgetown,” Kirkpatrick says, “she has approached every aspect of the educational process with unflagging energy and creativity.”
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