Susan Smyth, M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Spanish

Susan Smyth discovered her love for all things Spanish while in the 8th grade. Since that first day, she has been unable to find any other subject even remotely interesting. She has extensive experience living and studying in Spain, and travels to Madrid each year to reconnect with friends and to explore the Villa y Corte. Over the years she has visited almost every region of the peninsula. In May 2017 she will walk the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile trek from St. Jean Pied-de-Port in France, to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Smyth has taught at PLNU since 1995, and takes enormous pleasure in preparing her students to communicate effectively as they embark on their own adventures in the Spanish speaking world.


  • M.A., Peninsular Studies, University of California, Davis
  • B.A., Spanish Literature, San Diego State Univeristy

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Spanish I – SPA 101
  • Elementary Spanish II – SPA 102

Experience in Field

  • Instructor of Spanish, San Diego Mesa College, 1990 – 2016
  • Instructor of Spanish, Point Loma Nazarene University, 1995 – Present
  • Instructor of Spanish, University of San Diego, 1997 – 1998

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member: San Diego Museum of Modern Art, Focus on Spanish Masters
  • Member: ACTFL