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Faculty Emeritus

(Year of appointment in parentheses)

Visit Professor Chandler's WebsiteMario Chandler (2001)
Professor of Spanish (Division Chair)
B.A., Iowa State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Teaching and Research Interests: Medieval and Golden-age Spanish literature withparticular emphasis on trans-Atlantic approaches. Literature, film, and cultures related to Afro-Hispanic and Afro-Latino populations, including Spanish-speaking communities in Africa.

Office: Hearst 320, ext 8382. mchandler@oglethorpe.edu.

Jay Lutz (1988)
Professor of French and Frances I. Eeraerts '76 Professor of Foreign Language
B.A., Antioch University; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

Teaching and Research Interests: 19th century French literature and culture, Swedish language and literature.

Office: Hearst 307, ext. 8395, jlutz@oglethorpe.edu

Vanessa Pfäender (2015)
Instructor of German
B.A., M.A., Technische Universität Dortmund-Germany

Office: Hearst 302, ext. 8304, vpfaender@oglethorpe.edu

Viviana P. Plotnik (1994)
Professor of Spanish
B.A, Universidad de Belgrano-Argentina; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., New York University

Teaching and Research Interests: Southern Cone and Central American narrative of the 20th and 21st centuries. Literature, film, and politics in Latin America. Human rights and Latin American literature and film. Gender and Latin American literature and film.

Office: Hearst 303, ext. 8378, vplotnik@oglethorpe.edu

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Robert Steen (1995)
Professor of Japanese
B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Teaching and Research Interests: Japanese language, modern Japanese literature, digital teaching and learning.

Office: Hearst 314, ext. 8394. rsteen@oglethorpe.edu

James Terry (2015)
Lecturer of Core Studies
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle

Office: Hearst 317-A, jterry@oglethorpe.edu

Matthew J. Wild (2015)
Adjunct Instructor, Spanish
Ph.D. candidate, M.A., University of Kentucky; B.A., Auburn University


Iona Wynter Parks (2012)
Instructor of French
B.A., Université Laval in Québec City; M.A., Georgia State University.

Teaching and Research Interests: French language and literature, Francophone literature, language and identity, narrative technique

Office: Hearst 304, ext. 8380, iwynterparks@oglethorpe.edu


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