Teaching Professor of Spanish
M.A., University of Notre Dame, '98
B.A., Saint Mary's College, '90
Research and Teaching Interests
Spanish language, Intercultural Competence, Community-Based Learning (CBL), Active learning, Alternative assessment, SoTL, Translation Studies
Elena Mangione-Lora is a Teaching Professor of Spanish language and culture in Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, where she has taught for 23 years. She focuses on making classes a meaningful experience for students. She incorporates community-engaged learning, skills necessary for translation and interpretation, constant evaluation, and feedback for improvement - all to consolidate the grammar, vocabulary and concepts students have learned in previous courses, and to prepare them for the opportunities that await them outside the classroom: immersion experiences, service and community engaged learning, and continued study in upper-level literature and culture courses. In addition, Mangione-Lora researches and presents on alternative assessment techniques. Her interests include the intersection between technology and language pedagogy and the art of translation, as well as community engagement and the incorporation of social justice issues into language and culture studies.
"Art as an Agency for Change- Guayasamín from _Ecuador_ to the Foreign-Language Classroom", SOCIÉTÉ SUISSE DES AMÉRICANISTESvSCHWEIZERISCHE AMERIKANISTEN – GESELLSCHAFT. bulletin No 78 — 2018
"A Simple Glass of Water" FaithND