• Current Position: Coordinator of Undergraduate Academic Counseling (August 2019-Present)
  • Location: CH 323
  • Rank: Instructor
  • Education: M.A.E.E. University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez 2012
  • PhD student with a specialization in Literature of the English –speaking Caribbean
  • Research Areas: Popular culture, Caribbean Literature, Teacher Education, Teacher Training
  • Office: CH323A
  • Email: marien.villanueva@upr.edu 
  • Phone Extension: 3064, 3847

Prof. Marién Villanueva Vega is an Temporary Professor of English at UPR, Mayagüez where she has worked since 2019. She is currently a candidate for a Ph.D. with a specialization in the languages, literatures, and cultures of the English-speaking Caribbean. She completed a Master of Arts in English Education in 2012. Prof. Villanueva has been teaching Basic English (INGL 3101-02), writing at the basic and intermediate level (INGL 3201-02, INGL 3103-04), literature (INGL 3221), and conversational courses (INCO 3006, INCO 4055, INCO 4006) at UPR and Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. She has collaborated in 2 graduate committees as a reader and as a representative of the Office of Graduate Studies respectively. She has worked as the Coordinator of Undergraduate Academic Counseling at UPR, Mayagüez. As an adjunct in the Teacher Preparation Program, she has supervised student practice at the Secondary Level (EDPE 4246). Her experiences include the supervision of the educational program of one of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico where she coordinated the educational services and support for children and young adults with low academic achievements who live in high-risk communities. As an educator with a teaching certificate she has worked as an elementary school teacher in private and public schools of Puerto Rico. She is currently sponsoring various projects: Revamping the Department Webpage, offering the Advanced English Placement Test for incoming students, creating New Basic English In-House Laboratory Modules, and upgrading several working spaces in the English Department.