Spanish Faculty

With over 110 years of combined teaching experience, our Spanish faculty represent extensive lived experience in settings throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

Our Spanish faculty teach a variety of courses beyond language acquisition, designed to introduce you to the vibrant and particular topics that are found throughout the Spanish-speaking world. From Golden Age Spain to the Mexican Revolution, Spanish for health professionals to Latino cultures in the United States, these courses reflect our faculty’s interests and expertise—and are sure to connect to your own, as well. Read more here.

Sharenda Barlar Faculty Headshot
Sharenda Barlar, M.A.
Senior Lecturer of Spanish


Maria Garcia
María García
Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Spanish


Stephanie Gates Picture
Stephanie Gates, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish


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


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


Nestor Quiroa Faculty Headshot
Néstor Iván Quiroa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish


Tamara Townsend Headshot
Tamara Townsend, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish; Department Chair