Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
Recipient of the 2011 & 2017 Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Tara MacLeod is a native Irish-speaker from Ceantar na nOileán in the Connemara Gaeltacht. She received a Bachelor of Social Science in Social Administration and Library and Information Studies from University College Dublin in 1991. Tara later earned a Masters in Social Work from University College Cork in 1997 and a Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
As an Associate Teaching Professor for the Department of Irish Language and Literature, Ms. MacLeod teaches Beginning Irish I, Beginning Irish II and Intermediate Irish. Her interests include second language acquisition and the development of students’ language skills in conjunction with an understanding of Gaeltacht culture.