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Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
SSB

Office Number:
217F

Office Hours:

Consultation hours by appointment; my schedule varies each week. Please email at mannl@msudenver.edu or call the First Year Success Program at 303-352-4195.

Campus Box Number:
42

Directory Profile

Bio:

Personal Biography Statement

Lunden MacDonald is Director of the First Year Success program at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. She holds a faculty line as an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Modern Languages Department and continues to passionately explore 18th- and 19th-century Peninsular literature and the culture and civilization of Spain in the classroom. As an administrative practitioner, Dr. MacDonald has built upon the work she did at Princeton University in Enlightenment studies in order to focus on post-secondary studies as an avenue for democratic accessibility. She is dedicating her current efforts to the achievement of outcomes equity and increased retention in higher education by using a platform of cultural competence that supports students of color and first-generation student success. The cornerstone of Lunden’s leadership platform is effective inter- and intra-institutional collaboration on local, national and international levels. 

 

Educational Biography

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Spanish Language and Literature: Princeton University, 2006
- Dissertation title: Joseph Blanco White: An Intellectual Biography, 1775-1814. 
- Director: Prof. Eduardo Subirats (New York University); Second Reader: Prof. Ángel Loureiro (Chair, Spanish and Portuguese, Princeton University).

M.A., Spanish Language and Literature: Princeton University, 1997
- Pursued doctoral-level seminars in both Spanish and French.

M.A., Spanish Language and Literature: University of Colorado at Boulder, 1995
- Concentration in Spanish and Latin American Literature, Cinema, and Literary Theory.

Bachelor of Arts: University of Colorado at Boulder, 1993
- Major in Spanish Language and Literature, concentration in French Language and Literature.
- Graduated Cum Laude with a written Honors Thesis and an Oral Defense.

Languages
-English: Native speaker
-Spanish: spoken and written with near-native fluency
-French: spoken and written with advanced proficiency
-Portuguese: intermediate command of spoken and written skills
-Galician: intermediate command of spoken and written skills
-Latin: command of basic skills 
-Italian: command of basic skills


Teaching Philosophy

At Metro State, I have developed a personal philosophy of teaching based upon what I want my students to know and be able to do after spending a semester in my class, what kind of learning environment I want to create for my students, and what kind of teacher I need to be in order to reach these goals. 
Beyond content mastery, I want students to take ownership of their civic participation in our democratic classroom community and to see the dignity in hard work and intellectual endeavor. I want them to exercise their curiosity through the critical examination of issues brought forth in a climate of inquiry. I want them to feel emotionally safe and able to learn collaboratively. I want my students to be different, better people for having spent time in my classroom. 
In my classroom, I strive to: establish a community within which students can explore a learning environment, construct new models of knowledge, and consider new realms of meaning; develop a new common perspective about the course content that is defined by the process of activities and the interaction held among the members of this learning community; foster a personalized student experience and interaction with the content; enhance comprehension of the content placed within a socio-cultural and historical context; and explore in-depth the ideas and skills coincident to college level study.
I want my students to know me as a teacher who is kind, patient, understanding, generous, dedicated, informed, capable, prepared, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, professional, technologically savvy, culturally aware, fun, contemporary, and approachable. I want my students to remember that I had high standards for them, but that I helped them to reach these standards step by step. I do not want to be boring, disengaged, disorganized, slow to return graded work, “easy,” uni-dimensional, rude, or unaware of how each student’s individual needs and abilities affect his or her capacity for success.


Courses Taught

MDL-3980,SPA-3110,SPA-3150,SPA-3200,SPA-3250
,SPA-390I,SPA-490G 



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
SSB

Office Number:
217H

Office Hours:

Monday - [09:00 to 04:30]
Tuesday - [09:00 to 04:30]
Wednesday - [09:00 to 04:30]
Thursday - [09:00 to 04:30]
Friday - [09:00 to 04:30]

Campus Box Number:
42

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Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
SSB

Office Number:
217J

Office Hours:

Monday - [08:30 to 05:00]
Tuesday - [08:30 to 05:00]
Wednesday - [08:30 to 05:00]
Thursday - [08:30 to 05:00]
Friday - [08:30 to 05:00]

Campus Box Number:
42

Directory Profile

Bio:

Camelia Naranjo, currently serves as the Advising and Retention Coordinator for First Year Success (FYS). She has over 10 years of experience in higher education and is very passionate about working with first year students and is focused on supporting students to find their passion for life-long learning and development. As a counselor and advisor, Camelia serves as a mentor, facilitator, and advocate to students for the duration of their college experience, and beyond.

She earned her Masters of Arts in Community Counseling from Regis University and a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Sciences with an Elementary Education Licensure from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Camelia is excited to be working for her alma mater and helping first year students discover their strengths and passions that will help them live fully and successfully.

Advising hours are from [9:00 to 4:00] Monday - Friday.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
SSB

Office Number:
217D

Office Hours:

Monday - [08:00 to 05:00]
Tuesday - [08:00 to 05:00]
Wednesday - [08:00 to 05:00]
Thursday - [08:00 to 05:00]
Friday - [08:00 to 05:00]

Campus Box Number:
42

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Bio:

Erin “Brogs” Brogan, M.A.

Brogs (also known as: Brogie, Brogan, B, and so on) is an MSU Denver alum who is in love with working in higher education. She has been working in higher education for the past 12 years and is super excited to be a new member of the FYS team. Brogan feels super connected to the FYS office because she tries to have as many opportunities to empower students whenever she can, just like FYS.



Student Staff


Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
SSB

Campus Box Number:
42

Directory Profile


Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
SSB

Campus Box Number:
42

Directory Profile


Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
SSB

Office Number:
217

Campus Box Number:
42

Directory Profile


Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
SSB

Office Number:
217

Office Hours:

Tuesday - [09:00 to 05:00]
Thursday - [09:00 to 05:00]
Friday - [09:00 to 05:00]

Campus Box Number:
42

Directory Profile


Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
SSB

Campus Box Number:
42

Directory Profile


Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
SSB

Office Number:
217

Campus Box Number:
42

Directory Profile


Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
SSB

Office Number:
217

Campus Box Number:
42

Directory Profile


Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
SSB

Office Number:
217

Campus Box Number:
42

Directory Profile


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