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Faculty

Chair: Dr. Julián Arribas, Professor of Spanish.

Julián Arribas, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Dr. Arribas also holds degrees from the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca and the Universidad de Salamanca. In addition to broad experience in teaching Spanish language and culture, Dr. Arribas teaches courses of Renaissance and Baroque Spanish literature, such as the famous works and characters of Don Quixote and Don Juan. A specialist in 16th century Spanish literature, he is the author of two critical editions of pastoral romances: Los siete libros de la Diana (London, 1996) and El pastor de Fílida (Valencia, 2006) published by Tamesis and Albatros-Hispanófila. He is also co-author of another book on the history of Rhetoric, Temas de retórica hispana renacentista, published by UNAM (México, 2000). He has also published articles on Spanish poetry in several scholarly journals. His continuing interests include Spanish literature of the Golden Age and the visual arts, textual criticism, and teaching with technology.

President of the University Faculty - Dr. Thomas Coffey, August 2012 - August 2014.


Chinese:

  • Maorong Jiang, Ph.D. (Asian World Center)
  • Gloria Liu. Lecturer. Teaching assignments: Beginning and Intermediate Chinesse. 

French:

  • Thomas F. Coffey, Ph.D. (Catholic University of America), Associate Professor. Special interests: Medieval Studies, historical linguistics, computers. Teaching assignments: French language and literature; German language; Spanish language.
  • Jan Lund, *** Retired June 2014 ***. M.A. (University of Nebraska in Omaha) & Degré Supérieur de langue et de civilsation française, Sorbonne. Lecturer. Area of interest: French Civilzation. Teaching assignment: Beginning and Intermediate French.
  • David Vanderboegh, Ph.D. (Ohio State University), Assistant Professor. Special interests: French literature of the late eighteenth and nineteenth Centuries. Teaching assignments: French language, literature, and culture.

German:

  • Sybille Bartels, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska at Lincoln), Adjunct Assistant Professor of German. 19th Century German Literature, Contemporary German Literature and Culture, German Language, and Berlin Seminar Study Abroad; Beginning French.
  • Olaf Böhlke, Ph.D. (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 Ph.D. (Catholic University of America), Associate Professor. Special interests: Medieval Studies, historical linguistics, computers. Teaching assignments: French language and literature; German language; Spanish language.
  • Munavvar Dadajanova, Ph.D. (Lomonosov Moscow State University), Lecturer. Special interests: Germany and the European Union, Austrian German, Business German, World Literature, Student Exchange Programs. Teaching assignments: German and Russian languages.

Italian:

  • Maria Teresa Maenza, Ph.D. (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.
  • Rosalia Triplett, Lecturer. Teaching assignments: Beginning and Intermediate Italian.

Japanese:

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

Russian:

  • Munavvar Dadajanova, Ph.D. (Lomonosov Moscow State University), Lecturer. Teaching assignments: German and Russian languages. (As of fall 2014, there are no classes scheduled in Russian)

Spanish:

  • Julián Arribas, Ph.D. (University of Michigan). Dr. Arribas also holds degrees from the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca and the Universidad de Salamanca. Special interests: Spanish literature of the Golden Age and teaching with technology.
  • Colleen Baade, Ph.D. (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, Ph.D. (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, Ph.D. (Catholic University of America), Associate Professor. Special interests: Medieval Studies, historical linguistics, computers. Teaching assignments: French language and literature; German language; Spanish language.
  • Aida Cecilia Hiebner, (TBA), Instructor of Spanish.
  • José Miguel Lemus, Ph. D. (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.
  • Joseph McClanahan, Ph. D. Research interests: Peninsular literature, culture and film. Teaching assignments: All levels of Spanish languages and literatures.
  • María Mena-Bohlke, Ph.D. candidate (Michigan State University), Adjunct Instructor. Special Interests: Beginning and Intermediate Spanish, Spanish Grammar and Composition, Spanish Conversation, Business Spanish.
  • Kathryn Padilla, M.A. (Creighton University), Instructor of Spanish. Special interests: Linguistics and TESOL. Teaching assignments: Beginning Spanish.
  • Roxana Recio, Ph.D. (University of Michigan), Associate Professor. Special interests: Medieval and Renaissance literature. Teaching assignments: Spanish language, literature, and culture.
  • Enrique Rodrigo, Ph.D. (University of Michigan), Associate Professor. Special interests: Colonial Latin American literature, and culture. Teaching assignments: Spanish language, literature and culture.
  • Ivelisse Santiago-Stomes, Ph.D. (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, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky), Assistant Professor. Special interests: 19th, 20th Century Spanish American Poetry, Theater.