- Associate Dean for International Education, Global Education Office
“As Associate Dean for International Education, I am one of the first school officials to greet our new international students when they arrive on campus. I lead Washington College’s campus internalization efforts by working with faculty and staff to develop and promote study abroad, international student programming, and campus events. Additionally, I oversee the development and management of GEO’s international exchange programs portfolio, faculty-led short-term programs, and the virtual Global Classroom initiative. In this role, I collaborate with the provost to increase the level of interest, support, and involvement in international education among students and faculty. By creating and supporting international curricular and co-curricular offerings, I facilitate our students’ growth as global leaders.”
Dr. Moreno started working in the field of global education as Faculty Director of the University of Maryland’s Short-Term Programs in Seville (2009 and 2013) and in Havana (2018 and 2019). She also served as the assistant director for UMD’s Community-Service Learning program in Santiago, Chile (winter 2016). Rebeca received her B.A. in public communication from the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (2000), her M.A. (2003), and Ph.D. in Spanish (2013) from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Her research focuses primarily on Hispanic Caribbean literature and cultures. Her areas of interest include literature and law, African diaspora and Afro-Caribbean studies, and cultural materials produced under colonialism in early and contemporary societies in the Spanish Antilles. For her book project tentatively titled: Critical Edition and Translation of Francisco José de Jaca´s Resolución she was awarded an Academy of American Franciscan History grant in fall 2020, and she is the recipient of the 2022 MACLAS Wladyslaw Maryan Froelich Research Grant.
Dr. Moreno has experience teaching all levels of the Spanish language as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American literature and culture.