Academic Affairs

Mary Anne Vetterling

Associate Dean - Undergraduate Academic Affairs & Professor - Spanish

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PhD, Spanish, Harvard University, 1977

AM, Spanish, Harvard University, 1971

BA, Spanish, Smith College, 1970


Mary-Anne Vetterling is Professor of Spanish and has been teaching at Regis since 1984. Her teaching areas are the Literature of Spain, Animals in world literature, Ecocriticism, Cinema, and Spanish language and culture, all levels. Her current research focuses on ecocriticism and on medieval literature in Fourteenth-Century Spain. She has delivered approximately 47 scholarly papers on literature and approximately 49 scholarly papers on pedagogy, culture and film at conferences throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Spain. She has organized four scholarly conferences and a number of professional meetings at Regis.

National and International Awards/Honors

AATSP (American association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) Teacher of the Year, 2012; AATSP Distinguished Service Award (2005); Alfonso X the Wise Award from the Ministry of Education, Madrid, Spain (1998); Phi Beta Kappa (1970). In addition she is a three-time recipient of the Virginia Pyne Kaneb Faculty Scholars Grant at Regis, along with numerous small grants.

National Offices (elected) and Important Positions Held

Trustee, Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History (2012-present); Board Member, Christianity and Literature (2010-2013); President, AATSP (2003); Board Member, Executive Division, Medieval Spanish Literature, Modern Language Association (2001-2005), Board Member, AATSP Executive Council (1997-1999); AP Table Leader, Grading of Advanced Placement Exams in Spanish Composition (1986-90, 1992-2007, 2009-2012).


Recent Scholarly Articles

“Holy Beasts: Fables and the Dialogue… in Juan Ruiz’s Libro de buen amor (Book of Good Love). Selected Proceedings of the 1998 Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, ed. Denise T. Askin and Teresa Méndez-Faith, Manchester NH: St. Anselm College Press (1999): 182-194.

“Los siete pecados capitales en el Libro de buen amor a la luz de la teoría del entrelazamiento” Actas del XIII Congreso de la AIH, Madrid: Editorial Castalia, 2000, pp. 244-48

“Omnes, Aves, Animalias: Cras morredes: Death in the Libro de buen amor,” Studies in Honor of Enrique Anderson Imbert, ed. Nancy Abraham Hall and Lanin A. Gyurko. Newark, Delaware: Juan de la Cuesta, 2003, pp. 191-205.

“La crítica y los animales en el Libro de buen amor,” Actas del XIV Congreso de la Asociación internacional de Hispanistas, vol 1, Newark, Delaware, Juan de la Cuesta, 2004, pp. 133-144.

“Dangerous Pilgrimages: Murder Mysteries Written by Women on the Camino de Santiago” Proceedings of the Northeast Region Annual Meeting, Conference on Christianity and Literature, October 22, 2005, Caldwell College, eds. Brigid Brady, O.P, and Patricia Verrone, pp. 75-76.

Editor, Conference Proceedings

Selected Papers: Reflections on the Conquest of America Five Hundred Years After. 5th Biennial Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, 1992. Durham: Univ. of New Hampshire, 1996. (Editor along with TM Faith, FW Forbes, B. Wing).

Proceedings: Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Regis College, Oct 10-12, 1996, edited along with Joan Hallisey and funded by Regis College.

Making Peace in Our Time. Proceedings of the Northeast Regional Conference of Christianity and Literature, October 26-28, 2007, Regis College, edited along with Joan Hallisey and funded by a Regis College Small Grant.

Cambios y conexiones: Latinoamérica y España: Ensayos sobre literatura, lengua y tecnología en la enseñanza e investigación en español. Actas del 11o bienal regional de la AATSP del nordeste, edited along with Joy Renjilian-Burgy (Wellesley College) and Lucía Ortiz (Regis College), Lexington, MA: Regwell Press, 2012.



Panoramas literarios, España (advanced Spanish Literature text) (co-author). 2nd edition. Boston: Cengage, 2013.

Contributing Author, Reflejos workbook. (textbook for intermediate Spanish) Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Activities (and lab) Manual, co-author, Caminos. (textbook for first-year Spanish) Houghton Mifflin, 1999; revised, 2002 and in 2007.

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