Lunden MacDonald


Foreign Language, Health Care, Bilingual, Spanish, Education, Latino Issues, Linguistics, Children/Youth Issues, Teacher Education


Spanish language, Literature, Teaching, Contemporary trends in foreign language study, Translation, SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood), Investigative trends in SIDS and SUDC research

Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Modern Language


Office Phone: 303-605-5623

Mobile Phone: 720-937-1025

Alternate Phone: 303-296-4166

Interviewed by: 9News, "Montel Williams Show", Univision, Telemundo

Additional Languages Spoken: French


Lunden MacDonald, Ph.D., is currently the executive director of enrollment management at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

MacDonald started teaching Spanish at MSU Denver in 1998 and has since held the positions of instructor, assistant professor, full professor, chair of the Department of Modern Languages, director of First Year Success program. She speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese and Galician.

She oversees MSU Denver’s Roadways program that promotes equitable access to student resources that foster a sense of belonging, achievement and realization of career goals. She has also taught at University of Colorado Denver and Stanley British Primary School; and was a teaching assistant at Princeton University, University of Colorado Boulder.

MacDonald has published several articles including “The Virtual Language Lab: Virtually Painless, Simply Real” in the International Association for Language Learning Technology Journal in 2009 and Spanish Translation of “La próxima etapa en Panamá: la subcontratación de pensiones” in La Prensa, Journal of Honduras, in 2007. Her research topics include Joseph Blanco White, European Enlightenment, Enlightenment (or lack thereof) in Spain, paradigms of Enlightenment in the Spanish-speaking world, Spanish language learning and teaching methods; and technology and technological applications in the teaching and learning of Spanish language, literature and culture.

MacDonald received her doctorate and master’s in Spanish language and literature from Princeton University in 2006 and 1997 respectively; and a master’s and bachelor’s in Spanish language and literature from University of Colorado, Boulder in 1995 and 1993 respectively.