Paula Adamo

Paula Elena Adamo

Teaching Professor, Spanish; Associate Dean

What I do

Teaching Professor of Spanish


curriculum, instruction, Second language teaching, Inclusive and Holistic Pedagogies, Aesthetic teaching and learning

Professional Biography

Paula Adamo is both, a Teaching Professor of Spanish and a PhD student of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Denver. Her passion focuses around what constitutes excellent teaching in the Higher Education context. Her main research interests include aesthetic teaching and learning, inclusive and holistic pedagogies, and curriculum design. She is currently involved in various projects that invite and guide faculty members from different disciplines to think creatively about the possibilities of a college classroom.


  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction , Morgridge College of Education, 2021
  • MA, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Colorado, Denver, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Teaching and Curriculum
  • American Educational Research Association
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

Areas of Research

Curriculum and Instruction Inclusive and holistic pedagogies Aesthetic teaching and learning


Adamo, P. E., & Uhrmacher, P. B. (2019). Transformational Teaching and Learning: Turning Ordinary Classrooms into Extraordinary. Office of Teaching and Learning .
Adamo, P. E. (2018). Live Encounter with Parker Palmer & Diana Chapman Walsh: A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Co. Courage and Renewal in Higher Education, University of Denver. University of Denver: University of Denver, Faculty Senate and Morgridge.
Adamo, P. E. (2017). Broadening The Concept of Creativity . American Association of Teaching and Curriculum Annual Conference. Colorado : AATC.
Adamo, P. E., & Witt, M. (2017). Caring Teaching and Holistic Leadership in Higher Education. AATC Annual Conference. Denver, CO: AATC.
Adamo, P. E., & Uhrmacher, P. B. (2017). Enhancing L2 Teaching and Learning . DU Faculty Workshop. International House, DU: Languages and Literatures, ELC, CWLC.