Rachel Parroquin

Teaching Professor of Spanish (on faculty exchange and teaching at the UPAEP for the spring semester 2024)


M.Ed., B.A., B.S., Valparaiso University

Ed.D., Loyola University Chicago

Research and Teaching Interests

Community-Engaged Learning, intercultural competence, children's literature, e-Portfolios, scholarship of teaching and learning


 I teach two Spanish CEL classes, Once Upon a Time: Children's Literature and Community Connections, a course that combines two of my passions: children's literature and community engagement and ROSP 20810, a class in which we work with the Raclin Museum of Art where we get to work with a variety of pieces from the collection and help produce materials for use by the museum in K-12 outreach in the community. I also have the privilege of working with an incredible cohort of engaged faculty and community partners to impact students' learning and formation while collaborating to contribute to our local community in positive ways.

Representative Publications

  • Parroquin, R. with Mangione-Lora, E., Coloma, M., Topash-Ríos, A., Botero, T., and Moreno, M. (2023). “Together We Are Stronger: Social Justice Through Community-Building” in How We Take Action: Social Justice in K-16 Language Classrooms, Eds., K.F. Davidson, S.M. Johnson, and L.J. Randolph. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 
  • Parroquin, R. with E. Geiger-Medina. (2016). "Applying the POWER Model in a Second Language Class." In M. Beckman & J. Long (Eds.), Community-Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Email: rparroqu@nd.edu
Phone: (574)-631-6434
Office: 317 Decio Faculty Hall

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