Mary-Anne Vetterling, PhD

Professor of Spanish, Emerita, Regis College
Mary-Anne Vetterling is professor of Spanish, Emeritus, at Regis College. She received her BA from Smith College and her AM and PhD from Harvard University, with a specialization in medieval Spanish literature. At Harvard she won the Romance Language Prize for Excellence in Teaching. She has also been the Massachusetts Spanish Teacher of the Year and has received the Alfonso X the Wise Award from the Ministry of Education in Spain. Recently she received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), which she has served in numerous roles, including president in 2003. She is the editor of Enlace, the online newsletter for the AATSP. She has numerous publications and conference presentations on medieval Spanish literature, animals in world literature, Hispanic culture, film, the Camino de Santiago, and the pedagogy of foreign language teaching. She has edited several volumes of essays for conferences and has written extensively for several Spanish textbooks. In 2012, she received the Spanish Teacher of the Year Award from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Her current research interests include ecocritical approaches to Spanish literature.


  • PhD Harvard University