Megan Havard Rockwell is an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Her research focuses on Medieval and Early Modern Iberian literary and cultural studies. She is also interested in Gender and Masculinities, Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy, and Pilgrimage Studies with emphasis on the Camino de Santiago.
Megan is an experienced traveler and has studied, lived, and worked abroad in a number of Spanish-speaking countries including Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina and Spain.
Megan directs an off-campus program on the Camino de Santiago, a 1,000-year old Christian pilgrimage across northern Spain to the tomb of the apostle St. James. The program invites students to study pilgrimage in the classroom (spring) before embarking on their own journey as a group (summer). Megan has walked various segments and routes of the Camino herself, and cherishes the opportunity to share the experience with student and faculty at augustana College.
Megan currently serves as the director of the Austin E. Knowlton Honors Program.
- B.S., University of Texas
- M.A., Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis