Susana Fernandez Solera Adoboe

Susana Adoboe

Senior Lecturer of Spanish

World Languages and Literatures, Spanish


Office: Clements 423
Phone: 214-768-2219

Educational Background

Ph.D., Universidad Complutense, Madrid


Susana Fernández Solera Adoboe was born in Madrid, Spain. She studied psychology at Universidad Complutense de Madrid where she earned her doctorate in psycholinguistics. 

She performed research on syntactic processing and the processes of language comprehension, on a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education, (“Programa para la Formación del Personal Investigador”). She worked on multidisciplinary teams in the Cognitive Science Center, University of Edinburgh, and department of psychology and department of Portuguese and Spanish at the University of Massachusetts. 

She began teaching at the University of Massachusetts in 2000. During that tenure she also taught grammar and beginning Spanish at Amherst College. In 2006, she joined the staff at the foreign languages and literatures department at SMU.

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Research Interests

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Language processing
  • Syntactic processing
  • Parsing
  • Heritage students
  • Program development
  • Language assessment

Courses Taught

  • Conversation and Composition in Peninsular Spanish
  • Cultural Dialogues: Spain
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Beginning Spanish