College of Liberal Arts and Sciences names Marcé, Moore as Distinguished Associate Professor of Instruction

Honor recognizes excellence and impact among Lecturers advancing to Associate Professor of Instruction
Monday, April 13, 2020

 Pilar Marcé and Rosemary Moore
l-r: Pilar Marcé and Rosemary Moore

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa has named two faculty members to the honor of Distinguished Associate Professor of Instruction for 2020-2022: Pilar Marcé of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Rosemary Moore of the Departments of Classics and History. 

Steve Goddard, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, expressed the college's gratitude to the honorees for their dedication to their students and the University of Iowa.

"Dr. Marcé and Dr. Moore have influenced not just the lives of the many students they have taught and mentored, but they also have helped shape their disciplines," said Goddard. "On behalf of our entire college, I congratulate them on their achievements and thank them for their exemplary contributions to our mission of education, research, and service to society."

The Distinguished Associate Professor of Instruction award recognizes excellence in teaching, institutional and professional service, and record of publications among lecturers who are being considered for advancement to the position of Associate Professor of Instruction. The two-year award carries a one-time grant, which may be used for research and teaching initiatives.


Pilar Marcé, who specializes in Spanish for Specific Purposes (SSP), joined the faculty of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in 2008. She regularly teaches courses on Business Spanish, translation into Spanish, writing, and Hispanic culture, often using the UI’s innovative TILE classrooms. She has co-authored several textbooks of Spanish for business, tourism, and healthcare, and focuses her research on Language for Specific Purposes (LSP), foreign language curriculum, teacher training in SSP, and development of SSP instructional materials.

A 2018-19 recipient of the CLAS Collegiate Teaching Award, Marcé holds a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from the UI College of Education.


Rosemary Moore joined the faculty of the Departments of Classics and History in 2009. Her research interests are in Greek and Roman history and military history. Her work has a particular focus on the social dynamics between various ranks of the Roman military, and between the military and Roman society as a whole, including issues such as the development of military discipline and the influence of civilian modes of conduct on military authority and behavior. She has presented her research at numerous conferences in the United States and internationally.

Moore, who received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2002, has a book in progress, The Roman Art of Command: the Roman army general and his troops, 216BC-138AD. Among her many scholarly activities, she has been essential in co-organizing and bringing to the University of Iowa the 2020 annual conference of the Association of Ancient Historians. The conference has been entirely moved to a virtual format.


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa is a comprehensive college offering 73 majors in the humanities; fine, performing and literary arts; natural and mathematical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and communication disciplines. More than 17,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students study each year in the college’s 37 departments, led by professors at the forefront of teaching and research in their disciplines. The college teaches all UI undergraduates through the General Education Program, and confers about 70 percent of the UI's bachelor's degrees each academic year.