Rueda-Acedo wins University teaching award

The University of Texas at Arlington named Alicia Rueda-Acedo, associate professor of Spanish, as one of two recipients of the 2020 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award recognizes faculty whose teaching is inspiring, effective, and innovative, according to the guidelines for nomination. Winners of UTA’s 2020 Faculty Awards will be honored at the Spring Meeting of the University Faculty and Associates on April 21 at 4:00pm.

“This honor recognizes Alicia’s commitment to students and the teaching mission of the University, and is most well deserved,” said Sonia Kania, chair and associate professor of the Department of Modern Languages.

Rueda-Acedo is an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages where she created and currently directs the Spanish Translation and Interpreting program. She is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Modern Languages and the recipient of the 2014 College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Award. She was inducted to the UTA Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2015, and named 2016 COLA Professor of the Year on behalf of the Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club. In addition, she received a Certificate from the House of Representatives of the State of Texas in commemoration of receiving the Excellence in Higher Education Award from Arlington Sunrise Rotary.

Rueda-Acedo has published widely on 20th and 21st century Transatlantic Literature, on topics such as literary journalism, women authors, and history. She is the author of Miradas Transatlánticas: el periodismo literario de Elena Poniatowska y Rosa Montero (Purdue University Press, 2012), and the co-editor of Independencias, Revoluciones y Revelaciones, doscientos años de literatura mexicana (University of Veracruz Press, 2010).