Professor Karen Herbert receives 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award

April 10, 2019

Professor Karen Herbert poses with the Hon. J. David Weeks at the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Awards Dinner. Herbert was named the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award for Morris College.

Congratulations to our very own, Karen Herbert on receiving the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award at the South Carolina Independent College and Universities Awards dinner.  

Herbert joined the Morris College faculty in 2014 as an assistant professor of Spanish. She currently is the acting chair of the Division of Religion, Humanities and Social Sciences. 

She completed her doctoral studies in Hispanic literature and cultures at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She earned an M.A. in Spanish literature from Florida International University and a B.A. in Spanish from Iowa State University. 

Professor Herbert’s research interest include the role of African descent within the canon of the Caribbean and Latin American literature and Latin American music. She also has participated in an International Study Abroad Program in Valladolid, Spain as a student and as a research assistant to the director. There she tutored English to Spanish speakers and provided scholarly translations. 

Prior to joining the Morris faculty, Herbert taught at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and served as adjunct faculty at Iowa State University, Florida International University and the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she received an Excellence in Teaching Award as well. 

Hebert is a member of the Modern Language Association (MLA) and the Iowa State Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, La Sociedad Nacional Hispanica. She has presented papers at professional academic conferences and is a freelance copy editor of foreign language textbooks for McGraw Hill Publications.