Patricia Fagan

Patricia Fagan

Associate Professor of Spanish
CAS Languages
ADM 274


  • Ph.D., Medieval Spanish Literature, Boston College, 2001
  • M.A., Hispanic Literature, University of Virginia, 1990
  • B.S., Languages and Linguistics, Georgetown University, 1986


Dr. Fagan, originally a native of New Jersey, received a secondary degree from the Montclair High School of Performing Arts, a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University (graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa), a Master of Arts from the University of Virginia, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Boston College with specializations in Medieval Spanish Literature and Paleography.  Prior to the completion of her doctorate, she taught as a full-time Instructor at Bates College.  In 2003 Patricia (“Patty”) ventured with her husband from Maine to Alaska to teach here at the University of Alaska Anchorage, offering a variety of courses ranging from the intermediate level in Spanish to upper-division seminars in Hispanic American and Peninsular Literature, Linguistics, and Film.  Since her arrival to UAA, Dr. Fagan has been recognized for her dedication to mentoring and teaching with a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service to Students (2013), a UAA Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award (2010), and a UAA Club Council Faculty Advisor of the Year Award (2010).  Within the Spanish Program, Dr. Fagan currently serves as Academic Advisor for the Major and Minor and Faculty Advisor for La Tertulia—the UAA Spanish Conversation Table.