Retired Faculty
2009 - Present

Francisco  Moran 
Dedman College  2018

Francisco Moran, Professor of Spanish in Dedman College, joined the SMU faculty in 2003. He earned a Bachelor in Education degree at the Instituto Superior Pedagogico "Enrique Jose Varona", in Havana, Cuba, a M.A. degree at the University of New Orleans, and a Ph.D. degree at Georgetown University. His research focuses on the late 19th-century Latin American poetic movement known as modernismo, but he has published on a wide array of topics about Latin America, especially Spanish Caribbean literature, culture and intellectual history. Professor Moran is the author of acclaimed books on two important Cuban intellectuals, Julian del Casal and Jose Marti. He has published 30 peer-reviewed articles and edited numerous anthologies and critical editions. Professor Moran has given invited lectures across the United States as well as in Norway, Spain, and Argentina. Since 1998, he has served as editor of the online literary journal, La Habana Elegante. A dedicated educator, he has taught countless courses on Latin American literature and culture and has mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate students. Professor Moran is also a published poet and winner of the Luis Cernuda Prize for poetry, among others. He retires as Professor Emeritus of Spanish.