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Languages, Cultures and Literatures

Maricarmen Cedillo, EdD

Lecturer, Spanish

Maricarmen Cedillo has been an adjunct member of the faculty since Fall 2008. She teaches core-curriculum Spanish courses at USD and undergraduate levels of Spanish at other community colleges in the San Diego area as well as French and English as a second language.

Cedillo is a San Diego Professional Tour Guide Association (SDPTGA) tour guide and interpreter in San Diego county and Tijuana. She has worked as an interpreter and translator for the International Olympic Committee, sport events, businesses and educational associations. Cedillo has a license as a Notary Public (Loan Specialist). She worked in a hospital in Mexico, three years as head of Public Relations and later as the Hospital Administrator. She also taught the staff classes in both business and medical English.


Ed.D., University of San Diego, Educational Leadership
BCLAD Credential, San Diego State University (French, Spanish, ESL)
M.A., San Diego State University, Spanish and Linguistics
Diploma, Universidad del Pacífico, Hospital Management
B.A., San Diego State University, French
A.S., SWC, Business

Scholarly and Creative Work

Cedillo's research has focused on improving the academic performance of Latino students in higher education. As a teacher, she has participated in numerous workshops and seminars on technology-enhanced instruction sponsored by LARC (Language Acquisition Resource Center) at SDSU. She has produced several DMA’s (Digital Media Archive) and other language resource projects and has contributed in the development of internet-based oral assessment software.

Teaching Interests

Cedillo enjoys teaching languages by focusing in the culture’s art and music. She has taught French, ESL and all levels of Spanish to grammar school students and college students in the U.S. as well as in Mexico and Europe. She was the coordinator for the Foreign Language Department at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC), Mexico. As part of her undergraduate and postgraduate work, she attended several workshops and summer schools in Mexico, France, Italy and Germany.