Rachel Parroquin

Teaching Professor of Spanish


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

Ed.D., Loyola University Chicago

Research and Teaching Interests

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


I have a joint appointment with Romance Languages and Literatures and the Center for Social Concerns. In addition to teaching intermediate language and culture classes, I teach a third year Spanish class, Once Upon a Time: Children's Literature and Community Connections, a course that combines two of my passions: children's literature and community engagement. 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. (Forthcoming):  “Together We Are Stronger: Social Justice Through Community-Building” in How We Take Action: Social Justice in K-16 Language Classrooms to be published by Information Age Publishing.  Editors: S.M. Johnson, K.F. Davidson, and L.J. Randolph. 
  • 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
Office Hours: M 3-4 p.m.; T 1-2 p.m.; W 4-5 p.m., and by appointment

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