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 the Golden Age of Mexican cinema to church and society in Latin America, medical Spanish to magical realism in Central American literature, these courses reflect our faculty’s interests and expertise—and are sure to connect to your own, as well. Read more here.

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


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María García
Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Spanish


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Stephanie Gates, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish


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


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


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


Tamara Townsend 2022
Tamara Townsend, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish; Department Chair