Academic Chair and Instructor of World Languages
Joined Saint Mary's in 2010
M.A., Spanish Language, University of South Carolina
B.A., Spanish, University of South Carolina
Suzanne Narbona joined the faculty at Saint Mary’s in 2010 from Cádiz, Spain after 13 years teaching English as a Second Language there. A native of South Carolina, Ms. Narbona was awarded a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship in 1997 for Ph.D. study at the Universidad de Sevilla upon completion of her master’s in Spanish from the University of South Carolina.
Ms. Narbona is fascinated by Spain’s diverse history and the passion of its people. She thrives on helping students see the real-world applications of learning a language and gain new perspective and appreciation for Spanish culture.
Ms. Narbona enjoys flamenco dance, cooking and organizing cultural events for the Asociación de Españoles en Carolina de Norte of which she is a founding member. Ms. Narbona, her husband, Miguel, and her two children, Miguel and Patricia, have served as dorm faculty in Smedes Hall and now reside in a campus townhome.
As an educator, Ms. Narbona "loves teaching at Saint Mary’s, where I am is encouraged to innovate in the classroom, pursue lifelong learning goals, and am able to specialize in how girls best learn language."