Faculty

The Department of Foreign Languages divides its faculty into three languages. These are French, German and Spanish.

French Professors

Office: SCH 121D

X7204

 

Lusumbi Dibaya
Instructor of French
dibaya@hanover.edu

M.A., University of Louisville (French)

M.A., University of Louisville (Humanities)

Teaching Interests- French language, literature and culture.

Research Interests: Interdisciplinary studies in African francophone literature, cultural studies with focus on globalization.

Travel Experience: Native of DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo), I have visited Belgium and have also lived in Cameroon.

Office: SCH 108

X6878

 

Ann S. Kirkland
Professor of French
kirkland@hanover.edu

B.A., Emory University
Ph.D., Duke University

Teaching Interests: all levels of french language, literature, and culture, as well as africa and the americas.

Research Interests: 16th century french literature, 19th century french literature, and 20th century francophone literature, as well as art history from all eras.

International Travel Experience: in France, Italy, Germany and Austria.

Personal Hobbies: I enjoy travel, international music and cuisine, as well as new york times crossword puzzles

 

 

 

German Professors

Office: SCH 115

X7209

 

Susanne C. Taylor
Associate Professor of German and Spanish and Chair of Dept. of Modern Languages
taylors@hanover.edu

B.A. in Spanish, Methodist College
M.A. in German, University of Arkansas
M.A. in Comparative Literature, University of Arkansas
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Arkansas

Teaching Interests: Language Courses
General Literature Courses
Courses on Women Authors
Business German
Personal Interests: I like to travel with my family, read and learn about different cultures
International Travel:I visit Germany on a regular basis. I have been to Spain, France, Austria, Belgium and have lived in the Netherlands

Research Interests: Contemporary Women Authors in Germany, Spain, and Latin America.

Office: SCH 106

X7212

 

Brigitte Randall
Professor of German and French
Randall@hanover.edu

B.A., Universitat Erlangen, Germany /Sorbonne, France
M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University

Teaching Interests - Language courses (German and French) Literature courses Courses on culture German/European history courses.

International Travel- I have lived in Germany, France, Britain, and Mexico. I Have traveled extensively in Europe, South East Asia, North Africa, Central America and North America. In the last 3 years alone, I visited Europe, Canada, Egypt, Morocco and Turkey.

Personal Hobbies - Travel, Travel, travel! Hiking, reading.

Research Interests - World War I, World War II, Christianity, Islam, current events, American and European politics, economic-financial globalization.

Spanish Professors

Office: SCH 114

X 6188

 

Luis Antonio Aguilar Monsalve
Associate Professor of Spanish and Convener of Spanish Faculty
aguilar-monsalve@hanover.edu

B.A., Loyola Marymont University
MA., UCLA and The Claremont Graduate School
PH.D., UCLA and California Coast University

Teaching Interests: Language and conversation courses, Hispanic American cultures, and literature, particularly the short story.

Research Interests: I am very much interested in contemporary Hispanic American Literature with emphasis in the short story and cultural studies in the Andean region. Also, I take special interest in the social-political issues in Latin America, as well as in its artistic and historic accomplishments. As a writer of several books in short stories and essays dealing with literary criticism and analysis of narrative works of world literature, I want to continue doing research in these fields.

Travel Experience: I am from Ecuador and I have visited from Canada to Colombia. In Mexico and Central America I have lectured about Latin America Democracies. I have travel extensible through Western Europe in many occasions.

Office: SCH 104A

X 6118

 

 

 

James Buckwalter-Arias
Associate Professor of Spanish
buckwalter@hanover.edu

B.A. Yale University
M.A., Ph.D. Tulane University

Teaching Interests: All levels of language instruction and twentieth-century Latin American literary narrative.

International Travel Experience: I spend as much time as I can in Cuba and Argentina.

Research Interest: Post-Soviet Cuban literary narrative, Caribbean literature, literary theory, and cultural studies.

 

Office: SCH 116

X 7207

Miryam Criado
Professor of Spanish
criado@hanover.edu

B.A., University of Granada, Spain
M.A., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Teaching Interests: All levels of language instruction, Spanish American and Peninsular Woman Writers.

International Travel Experience: I am from Spain. I have lived and worked in England and Ireland for two years before moving to the U.S.

Research Interest:Gender Studies, women writers.

Personal Hobbies:Traveling, reading, gardening, knitting and sewing.

Office: SCC 203

X 7237

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celia J. Dollmeyer
Professor of Spanish
dollmeyer@hanover.edu

B.A., Moravian College
M.A., Bowling Green State University, OH
Ph.D., Indiana University

Teaching Interests: Spanish language and cultures of the Spanish speaking world, cultures and civilizations of Spain, Spain during the Middle Ages and Golden Age, art history of Spain

International Travel Experience: I have lived and traveled extensively in Spain. I have traveled through western Europe and have visited China.

Research Interest: Spanish pastoral literature & epistolarity, Camino de Santiago.

Personal Hobbies: I enjoy traveling, ballroom dancing, swimming, and cooking.

Office: SCH 118

X7309

 

 

José Manuel Reyes
Professor of Spanish
reyes@hanover.edu

B.A. University of Granada, Spain
M.A. University of New Hampshire
Ph.D. Rutgers University

Teaching Interests: All levels of language instruction, film and literature, XX century Spanish culture and literature.

 

Research Interests: Contemporary Spanish Theatre, Literature/Film and the collective memory of the Spanish Civil War, Spain's Cultural History.

Office: FOB 308

X7275

 

Eduardo Santa Cruz
Professor of Spanish
santacr@hanover.edu

B.A., UT Arlington
Ph.D. Tulane University

Teaching Interests: Language & conversation courses. Most areas of Latin American literature and culture (Brazil included) with special interest in XX Century Mexico and its unique indigenous cultures.

Research Interests: Contemporary Latin American and Mexican narrative; Cultural Studies and Chicano literature. I am also very interested in the art, history and contemporary issues related to Mesoamerican cultures.

Travel Experience: I have visited a dozen countries in the American continent and lived in two of them. I have traveled extensively through Western Europe on three different occasions. I hope to continue learning more about the many amazing societies of our world.


Office: SCH 111

X7304

 

Fernanda Zullo
Associate Professor of Spanish
zullo@hanover.edu

B.A., Rutgers University, M.A., University of Kansas,
Ph.D., Tulane University

Teaching Interests- Spanish language, literature and culture.

Research Interests- Contemporary Latin American fiction and film, Spanish film and cultural studies.