Faculty

Modern Languages & Literatures Faculty

Chinese:

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.

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.

Italian:

  • Maria Teresa Maenza-Vanderboegh, 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), Adjunct 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.
  • Nelly Bernier, MA (Catholic University of Ponce, Puerto Rico), Instructor. Teaching Assignments: Beginning and Intermediate Spanish.
  • 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.
  • Karina Clarke, PhD (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Instructor. Skilled in E-Learning, literature, and translation. Teaching Assignments: Beginning and Intermediate Spanish.
  • José Miguel Lemus, PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Associate 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 in Context, Intermediate Hispanic Culture, Latin American Culture & Civilization and business.
  • José McClanahan, PhD (University of Nebraska), Associate Professor. Research interests: Peninsular literature, culture and film. Teaching assignments: All levels of Spanish languages and literatures.
  • María 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.
  • Ivelisse Santiago-Stommes, PhD (University of Nebraska), Professor. Special 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. Special 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 include Second Language Acquisition and the History of the Spanish Language. Teaching Assignments: Spanish and French languages.