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Associate Professor of Spanish (2005)

Dr. Marcos Romero Asencio earned his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of New Mexico where he was awarded a Fray Angélico Chávez Fellowship and a Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship. He taught college-level Spanish for nine years at the University of New Mexico and Indiana University East before arriving at Aquinas in 2005.

Dr. Romero is the Chair of the Department of World Languages at Aquinas and teaches SH 201 Third Semester Spanish, SH202 Fourth Semester Spanish, SH 302 Advanced Spanish Conversation and Diction, SH 325 Seminar in Spanish Literature: Medieval and Early Modern Spain, SH 326 Seminar in Spanish Literature: 18th Century to Present Day Spain, and SH 333 Spanish for Medical Professionals. His research interests include Medieval Spanish Narrative, Paleography, Iconography, Golden Age Drama, and English-Spanish Medical Interpretation.

He is married and has three children studying in the Forest Hills Spanish Immersion program. In an effort to meld his Spanish and New Mexican heritage, he hopes to one day own an apartment near the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain and to cruise the streets of Madrid in a 1960 Chevy Impala convertible. However, he will probably retire near the Santa Fe plaza in New Mexico and drive a 1973 SEAT 600.


  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  • M.A., University of New Mexico
  • B.A., University of Montana