This lecture from March 2013 is part of the Faculty Center lecture series entitled “My Journey as a Scholar of Faith.” We welcome your comments at the bottom of this page.
John R. Rosenberg has been professor of Spanish Literature at Brigham Young University since 1985. He earned his PhD at Cornell University and has taught and written primarily on Spanish letters from 1800 to the present. His current interests include the relationship between verbal and visual arts in Spain, and the literature of Equatorial Guinea. For the last twenty years he has worked with the BYU-Public School Partnership, serving on its management team and receiving in 2005 its Renewal in Practice Award. From 1995 to 2010 he collaborated with the Institute for Educational Inquiry (Seattle) in promoting the democratic purposes of public education and where he served as a Leadership Associate and as an Agenda for Education in a Democracy Scholar. He has received eight grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to direct intensive summer seminars for schoolteachers, the last four in Madrid. He chaired the Department of Spanish and Portuguese from 1993 to 1997, was associate dean in the College of Humanities from 1997 to 2005, and since 2005 has served as dean. In 2011 he was decorated with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Civil Merit from Spain.