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Maria Lazarus


World Languages and Cultures
Plangere Center 125
Office Hours
Tuesday:     9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Thursday:   3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Maria Lazarus

Professor Lazarus holds an M.A. in Education from New Mexico State University, with a concentration in Spanish (2014), B.S. in Business Administration from Montclair State University, with a concentration in Management (1994).  She holds certificates in Education/Spanish from the New Jersey Department of Education (2010) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (2008); and in Project Management from the Project Management Institute (2005). 

Professor Lazarus is an active member of the National Language Service Corps, and the Project Management Institute of New Jersey.  She is currently a Spanish/Business instructor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures. 

Her major areas of expertise are languages (Spanish and English as a Second Language), management, communications, training (software and soft skills).  Most recently, she developed a comprehensive, technical training manual for New Jersey’s Department of Labor through Union County College’s Industrial Business Institute.  She has taught languages and management coursework for twelve years at a range of academic institutions, from private universities to community colleges, the United States Armed Forces, the John H. Stamler Police Academy and an assortment of private sector companies.  For many years, Professor Lazarus has combined her teaching and vast managerial experience to enhance her students’ understanding of the Spanish language and culture, and the application of management techniques.


M.A., New Mexico State University

Research Interests

Use and application of online tools to enhance teaching techniques

Learning Management Systems


Scholarly Articles

“Olleta” National Language Service Corps – The New York Compass (2015).


Frequently Taught Classes

  • Conversation Practice (FS LAB)
  • Elementary Spanish I (FS 101)
  • Elementary Spanish II (FS 102)
  • Intermediate Spanish I (FS 201)

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Spring

2021 Fall

2021 Spring

2020 Fall

  • Elementary Spanish I - FS 101
  • Elementary Spanish II - FS 102
  • Intermediate Spanish I - FS 201

2020 Summer D

  • Intermediate Spanish II - FS 202

2020 Spring

2019 Fall

  • Advanced Business Spanish I - FS 412
  • Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Proficiency - FS 402
  • Conversation Practice - FS LAB
  • Elementary Spanish I - FS 101
  • Elementary Spanish II - FS 102

2019 Spring