Latin American and Latina/o Studies Faculty

Our cross-disciplinary team of experienced faculty will help you integrate perspectives from multiple disciplines to understand and appreciate the diversity of Latin America and its cultures.


Latin American and Latina/o Studies (LALS) Program Co-Coordinators

Timothy Klingler
Timothy Klingler, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Wheaton in Mexico Director


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Néstor Iván Quiroa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish


LALS Advisory Council

  • Carlos Sosa, Bible and Theology
  • Xavier Beteta, Conservatory
  • Stephanie Gates, Modern and Classical Languages
  • Amy Reynolds, Sociology
  • Jamie Huff, HNGR/Anthropology

LALS Affiliate Faculty Members

Arielle Akines
Arielle Akines, Ph.D.
Guest Instructor, Language Resource Center Director


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Francisco Xavier Beteta, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Music


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M. Daniel Carroll R. (Rodas), Ph.D.
Scripture Press Ministries Professor of Biblical Studies and Pedagogy


Nathan Cartagena
Nathan Luis Cartagena, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy


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Danilo Diedrichs, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics, Department Chair


Nancy Duarte-Gomez
Nancy Duarte-Gómez, Psy.D.
Visiting Associate Lecturer


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Stephanie Gates, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish


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James Huff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of HNGR and Anthropology, Associate Director of HNGR


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Christine Goring Kepner, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish


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Amy Reynolds, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology


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Carlos Sosa Siliezar, Ph.D.
Professor of New Testament


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Laura S. Meitzner Yoder, Ph.D.
Director and John Stott Chair of Human Needs and Global Resources; Professor of Environmental Studies