Paula Elena Adamo

Teaching Professor, Spanish

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, 2020
  • 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


  • Transformational Teaching and Learning: Turning Ordinary Classrooms into Extraordinary
  • Live Encounter with Parker Palmer & Diana Chapman Walsh: A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Courage of Teach
  • Broadening The Concept of Creativity
  • Caring Teaching and Holistic Leadership in Higher Education
  • Enhancing L2 Teaching and Learning