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Alexander J. McNair
Associate Professor and Division Director of Spanish and Portuguese (2014).
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Courses Taught - Intermediate Spanish
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Rosalie Barrera
Senior Lecturer (2002)
M.A., Baylor University
Courses Taught - Elementary Spanish, Accelerated Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Special Studies in Spanish
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Joan P. Barrett
Senior Lecturer in Spanish. (1999)
M.A., Baylor University
Research Interests - The Tarahumara Indians of the Sierra Madres (Chihuahua), Twentieth-century Latin American Feminist Literature, Oral History Grant on Women in the Church
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Frieda H. Blackwell
Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean for Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences. (1989)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Research Interests - Twentieth-century Spanish Literature
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Fernanda V. Bueno
Lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese. (2010)
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Courses Taught - All levels of Spanish and Portuguese languages, Spanish Reading and Composition, Spanish Advanced Grammar and Composition, Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Literatures, Special Studies in Spanish
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Rafael Climent-Espino
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. (2012)
Courses Taught - Intermediate Spanish, Elementary Portuguese, Latin American Literary Trends: Mid Twentieth Century to Present
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Rosario Colchero-Dorado
Lecturer in Spanish. (2014)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Courses Taught - Accelerated Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish
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Isabel Colorado-Edwards
Lecturer in Spanish. (2014)
M.A., University of North Texas
Research Interests Sociolinguistics, Spanish Phonetics and Phonology, Second Language Acquisition
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Bill Dooley
Senior Lecturer in Spanish and LAC Director. (2003)
M.A., University of Texas
Courses Taught - Accelerated Elementary Spanish
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JosÚ Luis Escorcia
Lecturer in Spanish. (2009)
M.A., 2005 Indiana University, Bloomington
Courses taught- Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Conversation & Composition, Special Problems, Accelerated Elementary Spanish
Research Interests - Pedagogy, Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics
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Jan E. Evans
Professor and Graduate Director of Spanish. (2002)
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Research Interests - Twentieth-century Spanish Literature
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Guillermo Garcia-Corales
Profesor of Spanish. (1992)
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Research Interests - Twentieth-century Latin American
Literature, Twentieth-century Chilean Novel
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Baudelio Garza
Associate Professor of Spanish. (1988)
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests - Contemporary Latin American Literature, Spanish Golden Age Literature
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Gabriela Gutierrez
Temporary Lecturer in Spanish. (2014)
M.A., Baylor University
Research interests - 20th - 21st century Latin American Literature
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Karol J. Hardin
Associate Professor of Spanish. (1992-1995, 1999)
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests - Hispanic Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Pragmatics
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Billie R. Hulke
Senior Lecturer in Spanish. (2006)
President-Elect, TFLA
Courses Taught - Elementary Spanish, Accelerated Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spansh
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Esther Hur

Allyson L. Irom
Senior Lecturer in Spanish. (1999)
Ph.D., University of Texas
Courses Taught - Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Special Problems in Spanish, Intermediate Spanish for Medical Professionals, Special Studies in Spanish, Honors Thesis
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Audrey Johnson
Temporary Lecturer in Spanish. (2011)
M.A., Baylor University
Courses Taught - Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Special Studies in Spanish
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Sharon L. Johnson
Senior Lecturer in Spanish. (1985)
M.A., Colorado State University
Courses Taught - Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Special Problems
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Tracey R. Jones
Temporary Lecturer in Spanish. (2014)
M.A., Spanish Literature, New Mexico State University
Research Interests - Second Language Acquisition, Heritage Language Learners, Latin American Women's Literature
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Paul E. Larson
Professor of Spanish and Director of Undergraduate Studies. (1993)
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Research Interests - Medieval Spanish Literature, Literary History
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Deborah Manzanares
Senior Lecturer in Spanish. (2009)
M.A., Indiana University
Courses Taught ┬ľ Intermediate Spanish, Accelerated Elementary Spanish, Special Studies in Spanish, Elementary Spanish
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Louis Mazé
Lecturer in Spanish. (2011)
M.A., Baylor University
Research interests - Foreign language teaching effectiveness; postmodern Hispanic literature and film.
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Linda M. McManness
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
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Janet B. Norden
Instructor of Spanish. (1975)
M.A., University of California, Berkeley.
Courses Taught - Elementary Spanish, Special Studies in Spanish, Methods Foreign Language Teaching
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Manuel Ortuño
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
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Marian Ortuño
Associate Professor of Spanish. (1986)
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Research Interests - Spanish Golden Age Literature, Cross-cultural Studies
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Stephen Silverstein
Assistant Professor of Spanish. (2012)
Ph.D., University of Virginia (2012)
Courses Taught - Intermediate Spanish
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Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, and Advisor for the Latin American Studies Program. (1997)
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Research Interests - Latin American Literature and Civilization
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Scott Spinks
Lecturer in Spanish. (2010)
Ph.D., University of Texas
Research Interests - Medieval Spanish literature
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Michael D. Thomas
Professor of Spanish. (2001)
Ph.D., University of Kansas
Research Interests - Twentieth-century Spanish Literature, History of the Spanish Novel
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Alex Vaughan
Temporary Lecturer in Spanish. (2014)
M.A., Baylor University
Research Interests - 20th Century Spanish Novel (female authors in particular), short stories as a genre, Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
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Elizabeth M. Willingham
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
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Andrea Woodard
Temporary Lecturer in Spanish. (2011)
M.A., Baylor University (2013)
Research interests - Heritage Language Acquisition, Latin American Literature and Biblical Intertextualities, Transformational Education and the Foreign Language Classroom, Faith, Foreign Language Teaching, and Linguistics
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