Administration Directory

Cecelia Cavanaugh

Cecelia J. Cavanaugh, SSJ, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies
Professor of Spanish

Office Location:  SJH Room 338
Office Phone:  215.248.7148

 Educational Background 

  • B.A., French, Chestnut Hill College
  • M.A., Spanish Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D., Spanish Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Administrative Responsibilities 

  • General oversight of all academic programs in the School of Undergraduate Studies.
  • Oversees academic advising, academic support programs, honors programs, and curriculum matters.
  • Works with department chairs and coordinators of academic programs.
  • Serves on the Undergraduate Academic Standards and Curriculum Committees.
  • Serves on the Academic Review Board and Honors Selection Committee.
  • Coordinates the FYI program with the Dean for Student Life.

Organizational Affiliations 

  • Modern Language Association
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Society for Literature and Science
  • Friend of the Fundación Federico García Lorca
  • Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • American Conference of Academic Deans
  • Association of Colleges of the Sisters of Saint Joseph
  • National Academic Advisors Association



  • Lorca's Drawings and Poems: Forming the Eye of the Reader, Bucknell University Press, 1996.
  • New Lenses for Lorca: Poetry and Science in the Edad de plata, Bucknell University Press, 2012.

Chapters in Books 

  • "Am I Not Your Mother? Identity and Resistance at Tepeyac and Montserrat." In Balancing the Scales: An Examination of the Manipulation and Transformation of Symbolic Concepts of Women.  Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2003.
  • "Aquel Madrid: ' Science, Literature and Art in Edad de Plata."  In Science Literature and Film in the Hispanic World.  NY:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.


  • "Reading Lorca Through the Microscope." Hispania 86.2 (2003): 191-200.
  • "'Arte y artificio de la ciencia histológica:' Pío del Río-Hortega y Federico García Lorca." Ometeca 8 (2004):11-29.

Book Reviews 

  • Anderson, Andrew A.Lorca's Late Poetry: A Critical Study. Leeds: Francis Cairns Publications, 1990; Feal, Carlos.  Lorca: tragedia y mito.  Ottawa Hispanic Studies 4, 1989.  Havard, Robert G., ed. Gypsy Ballads García Lorca. Warminster: Aris and Phillips, 1990. In Hispanófila  6 (1992).
  • MacCurdy, C. Grant. Federico García Lorca: Life, Work, and Criticism.  Fredericton: York Press, 1986. In Hispanófila 9 (1994).
  • García Lorca, Federico.  Divan del Tamarit, Seis poemas galegos, Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías.  Ed. Andrew A. Anderson. Madrid: Espasa Calpe, 1988. Hispanófila 14 (1995).
  • Hernández, Mario.  Line of Light and Shadow: the Drawings of Federico García Lorca. Translated by Christopher Maurer. Durham: Duke University Press, 1991.  Critica hispánica 17 (1995).
  • Méndez-Ramírez, Hugo.Neruda's Ekphrastic Experience. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1999. South Atlantic Review  65.4 (2000).
  • Pratt, Dale J.  Signs of Science: Literature, Science, and Spanish Modernity Since 1868. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue, 2001.  Hispanófila 104 (2004).