Faculty

Modern Languages & Literatures Faculty

Chair: Dr. José McClanahan


Chinese:

French:

  • Thomas F. Coffey, PhD (Catholic University of America), Associate Professor. Special interests: Medieval Studies, historical linguistics, computers. Teaching assignments: French language and literature; German language; Spanish language.
  • Erin Hart Johnston, MA (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Instructor. Teaching assignments: Beginning and Intermediate French.
  • David Vanderboegh, PhD (Ohio State University), Assistant Professor. Special interests: French literature of the late eighteenth and nineteenth Centuries. Teaching assignments: French language, literature, and culture.

German:

  • Olaf Böhlke, PhD (Michigan State University), Assistant Professor, Director of Language Resource Center. Special interests: Contemporary German literature & culture, computer assisted language learning. Teaching assignments: German language, literature and culture, Spanish language.
  • Thomas F. Coffey PhD (Catholic University of America), Associate Professor. Special interests: Medieval Studies, historical linguistics, computers. Teaching assignments: French language and literature; German language; Spanish language.

Italian:

  • Maria Teresa Maenza, PhD (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Adjunct Assistant Professor of Italian. Special interests: 19th and 20th century Italian literature; Women's Studies; Italian culture. Teaching assignments: Italian language and culture, World Literature II.

Japanese:

  • Emiko Unno, MA (Sophia University), Instructor. Teaching Assignments: Beginning and Intermediate Japanese.

Spanish:

  • Colleen Baade, PhD (Duke University), Assistant Professor. Special Interest: Peninsular literature and culture; Women and culture (literature, religion, music) in Early Modern Spain. Teaching assignments: Spanish language, literature and culture.
  • Olaf Böhlke, PhD (Michigan State University), Assistant Professor, Director of Language Resource Center. Special interests: Contemporary German literature & culture, computer assisted language learning. Teaching assignments: German language, literature and culture, Spanish language.
  • María Antonia García De La Torre, PhD (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Resident Assistant Professor. Special Interests: Spanish Literature from the 20th Century, Latin American and Spanish Film, Migration, deportations, Women’s literature, Politics and literature
  • José Miguel Lemus, PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Assistant Professor. Special Interests:18th Century Latin American Literature, Transatlantic Studies, Post Colonial Studies, Community-based Service-learning, Periodical Studies. Teaching Assignments: Intermediate Spanish, Spanish Grammar Context, Intermediate Hispanic Culture, Latin–American Culture & Civilization.
  • José McClanahan, PhD Research interests: Peninsular literature, culture and film. Teaching assignments: All levels of Spanish languages and literatures.
  • María Mena-Bohlke, PhD candidate (Michigan State University), Adjunct Instructor. Special Interests: Beginning and Intermediate Spanish, Spanish Grammar and Composition, Spanish Conversation, Business Spanish.
  • Kathryn Padilla, MA (Creighton University), Instructor of Spanish. Special interests: Linguistics and TESOL. Teaching assignments: Beginning Spanish.
  • Roxana Recio, PhD (University of Michigan), Associate Professor. Special interests: Medieval and Renaissance literature. Teaching assignments: Spanish language, literature, and culture.
  • Enrique Rodrigo, PhD (University of Michigan), Associate Professor. Special interests: Colonial Latin American literature, and culture. Teaching assignments: Spanish language, literature and culture.
  • Ivelisse Santiago-Stomes, PhD (University of Nebraska), Associate Professor. Special Interests: twentieth century contemporary Latin-American literature and culture. Teaching Assignments: Spanish language, literature, culture and business Spanish.
  • Ryan Anthony Spangler, PhD (University of Kentucky), Assistant Professor. Special interests: 19th, 20th Century Spanish American Poetry, Theater.