Maria Engen

Lecturer I - Arts And Humanities

Professional Preparation

Ph.D.
University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain - 1966
M.S. - History
University of California at Berkeley - 1958
M.A.
University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain - 1954
B.A.
Instituto "Isabel La Catolica," Madrid, Spain - 1949

Appointments

Senior Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas [1999–Present]
Adjunct Instructor
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS. [1989–1999]
Senior Lecturer
University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO [1986–1988]
Senior Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas [1982–1986]
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1980–1982]
Lecturer
University of Texas at Dallas [1976–1980]
Instructor
Richland College, Dallas, TX [1972–1980]
Teaching Assistant
University of California, Berkeley, CA [1957–1958]
Teaching Assistant
University of Madrid, Spain [1955–1956]
Instructor
Blyth Secondary School, Norwich, England [1954–1955]

Additional Information

Personal Statement

Dr. Maria Engen has a long and distinguished career as a teacher at various schools and universities, including UT Dallas; Austin College at Sherman, Texas; and the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Missouri. In her chosen profession as educator, Dr. Engen has had the opportunity to diagnose and design educational programs, and serve as a counselor and evaluator of students' academic strengths and weaknesses; plan instructional programs for maximum effectiveness to bring knowledge and preparedness to the forefront in student preparation for the world of work. 

In addition to the Fulbright Fellowship awarded for the period 1956-59, Dr. Engen also was the recipient of the 1957-58 "Panama Pacific International Exposition Memorial Fellowship in Pacific Coast History," which included a research grant for study of Pacific Coast history at the University of California at Berkeley. At the University of Madrid, she also received the Premio Extraordinario en Licenciatura, and the Summa cum Laude for her doctorate dissertation.

Dr. Engen is a member of many professional associations, including the Spanish Heritage Association, The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, and The Spanish Historical Society. She has also been a consultant to several large corporations concerning language and culture, including Rockwell International, Texas Instruments, Otis Engineering, and the U.S. Army Reserves. In addition to teaching at all levels of the Spanish language, Dr. Engen helped design certain courses at UT Dallas, including advanced workshops in language and culture, composition and style and functional Spanish. 

She became a follower of Herbert Eugene Bolton, the great historian and researcher on the Spanish Borderland, and she combines her educational experience and research on the "Bolton School" with her teaching of the Spanish language and culture.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • 2006 Delivered an audiovisual lecture on "The Influence of Spain in the U.S.A.: Culture, Customs and Art" (Part III —continuation of ’O4) to the "Tuesday Literary C1ub," May 13, Sherman, T)
  • 2005 Delivered an audiovisual lecture on "The Influence of Spain in the U.S.A.: Culture, Customs and Art" (Part 11 —continuation of ’04) to the "Tuesday Literary C1ub," May 7, Sherman, TX.
  • 2004 Delivered an audiovisual lecture on "The Influence of Spain in the U.S.A.: Culture, Customs and Art" to the "Tuesday Literary Club," May 5, Sherman, TX.
  • 2004 Attended and participated as a judge in the literary contest for the XXI Celebration of the Day of Spanish Language ("La XXI Celebracion del Dia de la Lengua Espanola) sponsored by The Mexico Institute, Dallas, TX. held at the Latino Cultural Center,
  • 2002 Attended and participated as a judge in the literary contest for the XVIII Celebration of the Day of Spanish Language ("La XVIII Celebracion del Dia de la Lengua Espanola) sponsored by The Mexico Institute, Dallas, TX. held Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, September 15, 2002.
  • 2002 Delivered an audiovisual lecture on "Spain: A Trip Through the Centuries (continuation)" to the "Tuesday Literary Club," Sherman, TX. December 10, 2002
  • 2001 Delivered an audiovisual lecture on "Spain: A Trip Through the Centuries (continuation)" to the "Tuesday Literary Club," Sherman, TX., December 4, 2001.
  • 2001 Attended and participated in the yearly UTPA Global Week (at University of Texas- Pan-American Center for Intemational Studies) titled "Challenges of Globalization in the 21st CentLn*y" with a power-point presentation titled The Historical Roots 0f the Spanish Speaking People: An Essay in Globalization, given to students and faculty on Thursday, September 15, 2001.
  • 2001 Participated as a judge in the literary contest for the XVIII Celebration of the Day of Spanish Language ("La XVIII Celebracion del Dia de la Lengua Espanola) sponsored by The Mexico Institute, Dallas, TX. in the Sammons Center for the Arts, April 28, 2001.
     
FELLOWSHIPS and HONORS
  • 1985 Nominated for the Piper Professor Award, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX.
  • 1957-56 Fulbright Fellowship, Institute of Intemational Education for study at University of Califomia, Berkeley.
  • 1958-57 Panama Pacific International Exposition Memorial Fellowship in Pacific Coast History, University of Califomia, Berkeley.