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 Cindy Barnett

Cynthia Barnett

Senior Lecturer of Spanish 

MA, Murray State University
MA, Bethel College
BA, Oregon State University

Telephone: 270.809.6317
Office: Faculty Hall 304-B

 Leon Bodevin Leon Bodevin
Associate Professor of Spanish

PhD, Texas Tech University
MA, University of Texas-San Antonio
BA, University of Texas-San Antonio

Research Interest: Spanish

Telephone: 270.809.4525
Office: Faculty Hall 4A-2

Michael Dixon
Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese

PhD, Indiana University
BA, Indiana University

Research Interest: Japanese pedagogy, kanji learning strategies, educational technology

Telephone: 270.809.4524
Office: Faculty Hall 4A-4


Reika Ebert

Department Chair
Associate Professor of German

PhD, University of Washington
MA, University of Washington
MA, Philipps Universität, Marburg, Germany
BA, Philipps Universität, Marburg, Germany

Research Interest: travel literature, women's literary production, German-Turkish literature and film

Telephone: 270.809.4522
Office: Faculty Hall 4A-5

 Yoko Hatakeyama Yoko Hatakeyama

Senior Lecturer of Japanese

MA, TESOL, Murray State University
MA, Organizational Communication, Murray State University
BA, Aoyama Gakuin University

OPI tester of Japanese

Research Interest: Japanese language pedagogy, second language acquisition, intercultural communication

Telephone: 270.809.3419
Office: Faculty Hall 4A-1

 Mica Garrett

Mica Garrett

Associate Professor of Spanish

PhD, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
BA, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Research Interest: Cuban literature and film, Spanish Golden-Age literature, Identity theory

Telephone: 270.809.4523
Office: Faculty Hall 4A-3


 Martin Kane

Martin Kane

Lecturer of Spanish

MA, Miami University
BA, Miami University

Research Interests: 20th century Latin American literature, Language Assessment, Second Language Acquisition

Telephone: 270.809.3114
Office: Faculty Hall 4A-7


Elena Picech

Assistant Professor of Spanish

PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
MEd, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
BS, York College of Pennsylvania, PA

Research Interest:  Latin American Culture and Civilization, Modernity, Twentieth Century Literature, Transatlantic Cinema.

Telephone: 270.809.4526 
Office: Faculty Hall 4A-2

 Roxane Riegler Roxane Riegler

Assistant Professor of French and German

Ph.D. University of Maryland
M.A. University of Salzburg, Austria

Research Interests: 20th /21st centuries literature of German-speaking cultures (especially Austria), minority literature and film, Holocaust studies, ethics and literature, cultural studies.

Telephone: 270-809-5864
Office: Faculty Hall 4A-8

 Tanya Romero-González Tanya Romero-González

Assistant Professor of Spanish

PhD, Yale University
MA, Miami University
MA, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
BA, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Research Interests: 19th-­21st century Peninsular literature and film, with a special interest in the effects of the Spanish Civil War on contemporary writers and filmmakers. Interdisciplinary studies, including film, cultural, and gender studies. Pedagogy and Linguistics, with a particular focus on second language acquisition, teaching methodology and technology-mediated teaching and learning.

Telephone: 270.809.5439
Office: Faculty Hall 4A-5

  Therese Saint Paul
Associate Professor of French
PhD, University of Edinburgh
MA, Universite de Liege-Belgium
BA, Universite de Liege-Belgium

Research Interest: Medieval Comparative Arthurian-Celtic literature, French language and civilization, French for business

Telephone: 270.809.4528
Office: Faculty Hall 4A-9

 Wu Jie

Jie Wu
Assistant Professor of Chinese
PhD, University of Washington in Seattle 

MA, University of Colorado at Boulder 

BA, Fudan University 

Research Interest: Traditional Chinese literary and cultural history
Telephone: 270.809.6865
Office: Faculty Hall 4A-10

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