Nancy Rasico, a Lecturer in the Department of Arts and Languages, has been an educator for over three decades and has taught a variety of Spanish courses at Fisk and, previously, at Vanderbilt University and Indiana University. She is the creator of the service-based course Spanish for the Health Care Professional which was incorporated into the curriculum in 2004. She has also taught elementary and intermediate Spanish, Conversation & Composition and Special Topics in Spanish.
As a Fulbright grant writer and administrator, Rasico has served as faculty mentor to five Fulbright Scholars whose presence on campus has afforded Fisk students the opportunity to study Swahili, Mandarin Chinese and Portuguese. As chairman of the Campus Globalization Team, she created the Passport to World Connections Lecture Series and, as a consequence, many students and faculty members have given presentations and reflected on their international travel experiences. Since 2010, she has organized Conferences/Lectures on the Catalan language at the Institut d’Estudis Menorquins, Menorc Wa.
Rasico has been a member of Sister Cities of Nashville and was part of the delegation that made Mendoza, Argentina Nashville’s sixth official international Sister City in 2009. In addition, she has studied and resided in Spain and France for several years, and she has traveled frequently to and extensively in both countries. For many years, she has been an active participant in international conferences on the Catalan language and culture.
Fulbright Grant Writer and Administrator 2010- Present; Conference/Lectures on the Catalan language at the Institut d’Estudis Menorquins, Menorc Wa; Organizer Passport to World Connections Lecture Series: - Fulbright Scholar, Yanhua Liu.
M.A.T., Spanish, Indiana University
B.A., Spanish, State University of New York-Potsdam
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