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Faculty Directory

The master's degree program in Spanish brings together dedicated faculty, staff and students working together in an academic community that fosters scholarly inquiry, research-based learning, and individual attention.

Graduate faculty are dedicated to mentoring graduate students, especially in developing original research projects. They provide quality teaching in and out of the classroom in order to prepare graduates not only for further study in competitive doctoral programs but also for effective teaching.

Frieda H. Blackwell, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean for Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences. (1989)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Research Interests - Twentieth-century Spanish Literature
Frieda_Blackwell@baylor.edu

Jan E. Evans, Ph.D.
Professor and Graduate Director of Spanish. (2002)
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Research Interests - 19th and 20th Century Spanish Literature, Miguel de Unamuno
Jan_Evans@baylor.edu

Guillermo Garcia-Corales, Ph.D.
Profesor of Spanish. (1992)
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Research Interests - Twentieth-century Latin American Literature, Twentieth-century Chilean Novel
Guillermo_Garcia_Corales@baylor.edu


Baudelio Garza, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish. (1988)
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests - Contemporary Latin American Literature, Spanish Golden Age Literature
Baudelio_Garza@baylor.edu

Karol J. Hardin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish. (1992-1995, 1999)
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests - Hispanic Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Pragmatics
Karol_Hardin@baylor.edu

Paul E. Larson, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish and Director of Undergraduate Studies. (1993)
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Research Interests - Medieval Spanish Literature, Literary History
Paul_Larson@baylor.edu

Sijefredo Loa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish. (1990)
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests - Hispanic Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics
Fred_Loa@baylor.edu

Linda M. McManness, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish and Advisor for the World Affairs Minor. (1990)
Ph.D., University of Washington (Seattle)
Research Interests - Hispanic Linguistics, Syntax, Second Language Acquisition
Linda_McManness@baylor.edu

Manuel J. Ortuņo, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish. (1975)
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Courses Taught - Intermediate Spanish For Teachers, Spanish Civilization, Accelerated Elementary Spanish, Introduction to Hispanic Literature, Intermediate Spanish, Elementary Spanish, Studies in Caribbean Region, Special Studies in Spanish
Manuel_Ortuno@baylor.edu

Marian M. Ortuņo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish. (1986)
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Interests - Spanish Golden Age Literature, Cross-cultural Studies
Marian_Ortuno@baylor.edu

Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish and Advisor for the Latin American Studies Program. (1997)
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Research Interests - Latin American Literature and Civilization
Lilly_Fuertes@baylor.edu

Michael D. Thomas, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish. (2001)
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Research Interests - Twentieth-century Spanish Literature, History of the Spanish Novel
Mike_Thomas@baylor.edu

Elizabeth Willingham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish (1994)
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests: Medieval narrative and religious culture; text study; scribal and early book culture; Hispanic film; Latin American literature; medieval Romance language
Beth_Willingham@baylor.edu