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Assoc Professor Maria-Rosario Hernandez

Assoc Professor

Maria-Rosario Hernandez

Associate Professor
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
01 716 8283
University College Dublin, School of Languages Cultures and Linguistics, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


Rosario Hernández is Associate Professor in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, University College Dublin, where she teaches Spanish and second language studies. Her primary degree was in Education and she also hold a B.A. and M.A. in Hispanic Studies. She completed a PhD in Education focusing on an analysis of the practices adopted in undergraduate Hispanic Studies programmes to assess students' learning. She has presented her work at international conferences, and published several articles on the impact that alternative assessment practices have on students' learning. Her research interests include second language teaching and learning, assessment of student learning, teaching methodologies, the professional development of teachers and ICT in teaching. In 2007 she was awarded a Fellowship in Teaching and Academic Development as part of a new initiative at University College Dublin to develop more innovative teaching and learning practices and to enhance student learning. She has also been Vice-Principal for Teaching and Learning in the College of Arts and Humanities (2014-17) working on a number of initiatives to enhance the educational experience of students at UCD and to facilitate activities for staff development in teaching, learning and assessment.


  • Vice-Principal for Teaching and Learning College of Arts and Humanities
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 2014 - 31 Aug 2017


  • Licenciate in Educ
  • Certificate/English
    University of Cambridge
  • BA
    University College Dublin
  • H Dip in Education
    University College Dublin
  • MA
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin


  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Italian
    Can read and understand
  • Catalan; Valencian
    Can read and understand