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Rodríguez honored for Service to College

September 29, 2021 School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures | Spanish and Portuguese

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Ana Patricia Rodriguez honored with Faculty Service Award

Ana Patricia Rodriguez, associate professor in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures | Faculty Service Award, Service to College


Nominated by nine of her students for “her outstanding contribution to the field of Central American Studies at UMD and transnationally, her commitment to mentoring graduate students [and] her dedication to service,” Ana Patricia Rodriguez is a core faculty member in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and an affiliate faculty member of the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center. As a mentor, Rodriguez is invested in her students’ professional development, guiding and presenting them with publication and networking opportunities. She draws on her personal and professional experience to communicate the problems of minority groups in Central America and encourages students to engage and empathize with the problems Central Americans face at home and in the diaspora. In their nomination letter, her students added: “Her dedication to the field and her students manifests in the everyday interactions and the passion she communicates and instills in us inside and outside the classroom.”