- B.A., Georgetown University (Italian; Spanish)
- M.S., Georgetown University (Spanish Language, Literature & Culture)
- Ph.D., Georgetown University (Spanish Language, Literature & Culture)
Dr. Russo earned her Ph.D. in Spanish Language, Literature & Culture from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., where she trained alongside some of the nation’s top researchers in languages and linguistics. At Schreiner, she enjoys teaching all levels of Spanish language as well as courses in Cultural Studies and World Literatures. Her main research background lies in Comparative Literature and Hispanomedieval Studies, however she also enjoys researching advances in language pedagogy and international education initiatives.
Empowering undergraduates to broaden their horizons through international education, global service and study abroad are topics that she is very passionate about. As Coordinator of the SPLA Program and Faculty Liaison for SU’s Colombia exchange, Dr. Russo likes to remind herself and others that when she was a college freshman, she did not yet even own a passport! Since beginning those adventures, she has lived, taught and volunteered abroad throughout Latin America and Europe, including Bogotá, Colombia; Milan, Italy; and Sinaloa, Mexico.