Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

The Modern Languages and Cultures Faculty

 Professor of French Ann Kirkland

Ann S. Kirkland, Professor of French 

Teaches: All levels of french language, literature, and culture.

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

Phone: 812-866-6878

Alexis B. Smith, Assistant Professor of German

Teaches: All levels of German language, literature, cultures, film, translation, and German for the professions.

Ph.D. in German, University of Oregon
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, University of Oregon
M.A. in German, University of Oregon
B.A. in Music, University of Northern Colorado
B.A. in German, University of Northern Colorado

Phone: 812-866-7209

 Spanish Professor James Buckwalter James Buckwalter-Arias, Professor of Spanish

Teaches all levels of language instruction and twentieth-century Latin American literary narrative.

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

Phone: 812-866-6118

Alejandra Rodríguez Villar, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Teaches: Spanish language, Spanish Culture, Writing in Spanish, Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture, Early Modern Spanish Theatre.

Ph.D., Duke University

Ph.D., Universidade de Santiago de Compostela 

M.A., Universidade de A Coruña

B.A., Universidad Complutense de Madrid



Eduardo Santa Cruz, Professor of Spanish

Teaches: 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.

Ph.D. Tulane University
B.A., UT Arlington
Phone: 812-866-7275

 Spanish Professor Fernanda Zullo

Fernanda Zullo, Professor of Spanish

Teaches: Spanish language, Latin American Cinema and Literature

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


Professors Emerati


Brigitte Randall, Professor Emerita of German

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

Phone: 812-866-7212

Spanish Professor Miryam Criado

Miryam Criado, Professor Emerita of Spanish

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


 Spanish Professor Celia Dollmeyer at the Mirador de San Nicolas overlooking the Alhambra in Granada Spain  

Celia J. Dollmeyer, Professor Emerita of Spanish

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

 Spanish Professsor Jose Manuel Reyes at home  

José Manuel Reyes, Professor Emeritus of Spanish

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