Dr. Megan Dabkowski
Dr. Meghan Dabkowski began teaching courses in Spanish grammar and composition at UD in the fall of 2018. As Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, her goal is to interest students in language not only as a means of communication, but also as an object of inquiry in itself. Her teaching experience includes classroom and individual instruction of beginner, intermediate, and advanced Spanish and Portuguese language and culture courses, as well as courses in upper-level Linguistics, Service-learning, and Spanish for use in healthcare settings. She researches varied topics in Spanish and Portuguese phonetics, phonology, and sociolinguistics, including regional and social variation in pronunciation, the intersection of intonation and pragmatic meaning, and ideologies of stigmatized language varieties. In her spare time, Dr. Dabkowski enjoys bicycling, gardening, and spending time with her dog. During her first year here at UD, she has enjoyed exploring the gorgeous and historic campus, taking advantage of all Newark has to offer, and above all, interacting with her students.