Mark Del Mastro

Mark Del Mastro

Associate Provost for Academic and International Programs  

As Associate Provost for Academic and International Programs, Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Professor of Spanish/Hispanic Studies, provides leadership and support in the area of curriculum development and review, academic policy, and he oversees the Center for International Education.

Born in Bowling Green, Kentucky and raised in northern New Jersey, Del Mastro earned his B.A. at Wake Forest University, his M.A. at Middlebury College, and his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. After defending his doctoral dissertation in August 1992, “Dr. D” relocated to Charleston, South Carolina to begin a career at The Citadel, where for 18 years he taught a variety of courses to include Spanish language and literature, and Hispanic culture and business.

After serving four years as Head of The Citadel’s Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, in July 2010 Del Mastro moved to the College of Charleston where he served as Chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies until August 2019 when he transitioned to his current role as Associate Provost for Academic and International Programs in the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs.

In addition to his work in the Provost’s Office, Del Mastro also serves on multiple boards and councils to include the Association of College Honor Societies, the College of Charleston’s Hispanic Studies Advisory Board, the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Association, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language, among others.

Also an active scholar, Del Mastro’s areas of research include the history of Hispanic professional organizations in the U.S., Spain’s Generation of 1898 literary movement, the Spanish novelist Carmen Laforet, and female identity, psychosocial development and psychoanalysis in 20th century post-Spanish Civil War narrative. His publications include a book on the history of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, a Spanish literature anthology, and numerous articles in refereed academic journals. He has also presented his work in many regional, national and international venues.

In addition to his research, Del Mastro is Co-Founder of the refereed journal Decimonónica; Editorial Board Member of Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs and MIFLC Review; Founding Advising Editor of Hispanic Studies Review; Full Member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language; and Correspondent Member of the Royal Academy of Spain, among other activities.

Education

Ph.D. University of Virginia, Spanish Literature

M.A. Middlebury College, Spanish

B.A. Wake Forest University, Spanish

Contact

Mark P. Del Mastro, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Academic and International Programs
Professor of Hispanic Studies
Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs
College of Charleston | Randolph Hall, Suite 210
66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424

delmastromp@cofc.edu 
843-953-5527