Luisa Garrido Baez
Instructor of Spanish and Italian
Luisa Garrido Baez joined the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures in the fall of 2012 where she teaches language courses in Italian and Spanish.
She holds a B.A in French Philology and Italian Philology from the Universidad de Granada in Spain. In the U.S she obtained her M.A. in Italian Literature, and she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. also in Italian Literature from Indiana University at Bloomington.
Luisa is a Spanish native raised in Italy so she is very happy to be teaching those two languages at USM. Her areas of interest include second language acquisition and teaching pedagogy, especially teaching literature and language through a ludic prospective, such as games and role plays. She believes that the use of games and a healthy dose of humor, while promoting critical thinking and cross-cultural awareness, make students achieve a higher rate of learning.
She is also interested in witches and witchcraft in Renaissance and Baroque Literature, both Spanish and Italian.