Faculty

Modern Languages & Literatures Faculty

French:

Erin Hart Johnston, MA (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Adjunct 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.

Aaron Yamada, PhD (University of California, Davis), Assistant Professor. Research Interests: Second Language Acquisition and the History of the Spanish Language. Teaching Assignments: Spanish and French languages.

German:

Olaf B÷hlke, 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.

Patricia Branson, MA (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Adjunct Instructor, President-elect, Nebraska Association of Teachers of German. Special interests: German and Austrian culture, conversation. Teaching Assignments: Beginning German and German Literature in Translation.

Italian:

Maria Teresa Maenza-Vanderboegh, PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Adjunct Assistant Professor. Research 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), Adjunct Assistant Professor. Research Interest: Peninsular literature and culture; Women and culture (literature, religion, music) in Early Modern Spain. Teaching Assignments: Spanish language, literature and culture.

Nelly Bernier, MA (Catholic University of Ponce, Puerto Rico), Instructor. Teaching Assignments: Beginning and Intermediate Spanish.

Karina Clarke, PhD (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Instructor. Skilled in E-Learning, literature, and translation. Teaching Assignments: Beginning and Intermediate Spanish.

JosÚ Miguel Lemus, PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Associate Professor. Research Interests:18th Century Latin American Literature, Transatlantic Studies, Post Colonial Studies, Community-based Service-learning, Periodical Studies. Teaching Assignments: Intermediate Spanish, Spanish Grammar in Context, Intermediate Hispanic Culture, Latin American Culture & Civilization and business.

JosÚ McClanahan, PhD (University of Nebraska), Associate Professor. Research Interests: Peninsular literature, culture and film. Teaching Assignments: All levels of Spanish languages and literatures, Spanish for Medical Professionals.

MarÝa Mena-Bohlke, MA (Michigan State University), Instructor. Special Interests: Beginning and Intermediate Spanish, Spanish Grammar and Composition, Spanish Conversation, Business Spanish.

Kathryn Padilla, MA (Creighton University), Adjunct Instructor. Special interests: Linguistics and TESOL. Teaching assignments: Beginning Spanish.

Leticia Rincˇn-Herce, PhD (University of Georgia), Visiting Assistant Professor. Research Interests: Linguistics. Teaching Assignments: Spanish language and linguistics.

Ivelisse Santiago-Stommes, PhD (University of Nebraska), Professor. Research Interests: twentieth century contemporary Latin-American literature and culture. Teaching Assignments: Spanish language, translation, literature, culture and business.

Ryan Anthony Spangler, PhD (University of Kentucky), Associate Professor, Editor of Quest: Journal of Undergraduate Research. Research interests: 19th, 20th Century Spanish American Poetry, Theater and Short Story. Teaching Assignments: Spanish language, literature, composition and culture.

Aaron Yamada, PhD (University of California, Davis), Assistant Professor. Research Interests: Second Language Acquisition and the History of the Spanish Language. Teaching Assignments: Spanish and French languages.