Faculty

Cynthia Barnett
Cynthia Barnett
Senior Lecturer of Spanish
Department of Modern Languages
MA, Murray State University
MA, Bethel College
BA, Oregon State University
Faculty Hall,  304-B
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
cbarnett@murraystate.edu
270.809.6317
Dr. Reika Ebert
Dr. Reika Ebert
Chair
Department of Modern Languages
Faculty Hall, Room 4A-5
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
rebert@murraystate.edu
270.809.4522
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Fusae Ekida
Assistant Professor of Japanese
Department of Modern Languages
Ph.D. in Japanese Literature, University of Washington
M.A. in Japanese Literature, University of Washington
M.A. in Foreign Language Education, The Ohio State University
Research Interest: Japanese literature, historical linguistics, Japanese film and culture, Japanese language pedagogy
Faculty Hall, 4A-4
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
fekida@murraystate.edu
270.809.4524
Yoko Hatakeyama
Yoko Hatakeyama
Senior Lecturer of Japanese
Department of Modern Languages

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

Faculty Hall, Room 4A-1
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
yhatakeyama@murraystate.edu
270.809.3419
Mica Garrett
Mica Garrett
Associate Professor of Spanish
Department of Modern Languages

Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
B.A., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Research Interest: Cuban literature and film, Spanish Golden-Age literature, Identity theory

Faculty Hall, Room 4A-3
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
mgarrett9@murraystate.edu
270.809.4523
Martin Kane
Martin Kane
Lecturer of Spanish
Department of Modern Languages

M.A., Miami University
B.A., Miami University
Research Interests: 20th century Latin American literature, Language Assessment, Second Language Acquisition

Faculty Hall, Room 4A-7
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
mkane1@murraystate.edu
270.809.3114
Elena
Elena Picech
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Department of Modern Languages

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
M.Ed., Millersville University, Millersville, PA
B.S., York College of Pennsylvania, PA
Research Interest: Latin American Culture and Civilization, Modernity, Twentieth Century Literature, Transatlantic Cinema.

Faculty Hall, Room 4A-2
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
epicechreisinger@murraystate.edu
270.809.4526
Yoko Hatakeyama
Ben Post
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Department of Modern Languages

 

Ph.D. in Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. in Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. in Spanish and English, Calvin College
Research Interests: Colonial Latin American Literature, Latin American and Golden Age Theater,  History/literature/theology, Mexico and Central America. 
Faculty Hall, Room 4A-4
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
bpost1@murraystate.edu
270.809.4525
Roxane Riegler
Roxane Riegler
Assistant Professor of French and German
Department of Modern Languages

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.

Faculty Hall, Room 4A-8
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
rriegler@murraystate.edu
270.809.5864
Tanya Romero-Gonzalez
Tanya Romero-González
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Department of Modern Languages
Ph.D., Yale University
M.A., Miami University
M.A., Universidad de Málaga, Spain
B.A., 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.Teaching methodology and technology-mediated teaching and learning.
Faculty Hall, Room 4A-5
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
tromerogonzalez@murraystate.edu
270.809.5439
Therese Saint Paul
Therese Saint Paul
Associate Professor of French
Department of Modern Languages

Ph.D., University of Edinburgh
M.A., Universite de Liege-Belgium
B.A., Universite de Liege-Belgium
Research Interest: Medieval Comparative Arthurian-Celtic literature, French language and civilization, French for business

Faculty Hall, Room 4A-9
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
tsaintpaul@murraystate.edu
270.809.4528
Wu Jie
Jie Wu
Associate Professor of Chinese Studies
Department of Modern Languages

Ph.D., University of Washington - Seattle 
M.A., University of Colorado - Boulder 
B.A., Fudan University 
Research Interest: Traditional Chinese poetry, literary criticism, textual criticism, philology, and literary and cultural history. 

Faculty Hall, Room 4A-10
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
jwu4@murraystate.edu
270.809.6865