Dr. Laura Barbas-Rhoden

Professor of Spanish


Place-Based Public Research (Open Access, Wofford Digital Commons)

Lomeli-Garcia, Mayra; Stevens, Jay; Gonzalez, Marianna; Lopez, Sandra; Ortiz, Hector; Taylor, Naya; Barbas Rhoden, Laura; and Dinkins, Christine S., “Contextualizing Kindergarten Readiness Data: A Qualitative Research Study of Forest Park Neighborhood in Spartanburg, South Carolina” (2020). Community Based Research. 4. https://digitalcommons.wofford.edu/community/4

Dinkins, Christine Sorrell; Barbas Rhoden, Laura; Gonzalez, Marianna; Lomeli-Garcia, Mayra; Lopez, Sandra; Ortiz, Hector; Stevens, Jay; and Taylor, Naya, “Contextualizing Kindergarten Readiness Data: A Qualitative Research Study of the Highland Neighborhood in Spartanburg, South Carolina” (2020). Community Based Research. 6.

Barbas Rhoden, Laura, “Healthy eating & active living in childhood in Latinx households in Spartanburg, SC: a community-engaged qualitative research study on assets and challenges” (2020). Community Based Research. 5. https://digitalcommons.wofford.edu/community/5

Gonzalez, Marianna; Hughes, Kathleen; Lomeli-Garcia, Mayra; Lopez, Sandra; Barbas-Rhoden, Laura H.; and Dinkins, Christine S., “Inclusive Place-Making in Spartanburg, SC: Amplifying Latinx Voices through Community-Based Research” (2018). Community Based Research. 1.

Place-Based Public Research: Mentored Student Capstone Projects

Lee, Laurel, “Food Preferences Among Children at Arcadia Elementary School” (2019). Community Based Research. 3.

Keaveny, Sarah Grace, “Wellness and Food Preferences among Children of Latino Immigrant Families in the Arcadia Community of Spartanburg County” (2014). Student Scholarship. 5.

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Curricular Fellows Project

“Bringing Innovation Theory to Practice in a Program Model for Collaborative Knowledge Building: The Curriculum Fellows Program.” Co-authored with Beate Brunow and Sydnie Mick. Partnerships 8.1 (2017): 28-42.

Digital Collection of Curriculum Units on Wofford Digital Commons. Collection of classroom-ready curriculum units co-created by student, teacher, faculty teams. Multiple disciplines, tied to state standards.

Community-Engaged Learning in Spanish: Essay on Design

“Connecting Curriculum to Context: Our Story of Two Liberal Arts College Spanish Programs Engaged in a Changing South.” Co-authored with Julee Tate. PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement 3.1 (2014).