Dr. Tamara Townsend has been on Wheaton’s faculty since 2007, most recently serving as the section coordinator of the Spanish program. She is the author of Memory and Identity in the Narratives of Soledad Puértolas: Constructing the Past and the Self (Lexington Books, 2014). In addition, she has published peer-reviewed essays and presented at academic conferences. Furthermore, Tamara is the past president of the Christian Association of World Languages (CAWL). Admired as a well-prepared instructor, a hard-working colleague, and an advocate of Christian liberal education, Tamara will serve the Department of Modern and Classical Languages well in the years ahead.