German Certification

It is now possible to get certified in German provided that another language major is also chosen. Students interested will have to pass the Praxis in German and take all the pertinent courses in Education.

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Dr. José Ricardo, Chair

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Modern language Department Faculty

Department Secretary

Ms Olah
Janine Olah


Lia Alexander
Lia Alexander
B.A. and M.A., Bridgewater State College

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Angela E. Bagués
B.A., Universidad Central de Barcelona;
M.A., School for International Training;
Ph.D., Rutgers University.
Specialty Areas: Nineteenth and twentieth century Spanish literature; Spanish Modernismo; Catalan Modernism; literary theory; foreign language methodology.

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Robert Lesman, Acting Chair
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin.

Specialty Areas: 20th century Latin American poetry, U.S.-Latin American literary intersections, the Hispanic Caribbean and Afro-Hispanic cultures, translation, Spanish for the professions.

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Blandine Mitaut
Ph.D, Emory University
Specialty Areas:
20th and 21st-Century French Literature, French Thought, Critical Theory, Translation Studies and Translation Theory

Ana Moraña
Ph.D. The Ohio State University
Specialty Areas: 19th-Century Latin American Literature and Latin American Modernismo. Latin American film.

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Marcela Pineda
B.A., Rutgers University.
M.A., Middlebury College.
Ph.D, Indiana University

Specialty areas: 20th century Latin American prose, fiction and poetry, specializing in the South cone

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Agnes Ragone
B.A., M.A., Louisiana State University;
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.
Curriculum Vitae:PDF
Specialty Areas: Romance linguistics; Spanish and French languages, cultures and literatures; discourse analysis.

Dr. Ricardo
José Ricardo Osorio

Ed.D University of Arkansas
M.A. University of Arkansas
Curriculum Vitae: PDF
Specialty Areas: Student learning outcome assessment, foreign language teaching methods.


David Wildermuth

B.A., State University of New York at Cortland
M.A., Bowling Green State University, Ohio
D.M.L., Middlebury College
Curriculum Vitae: PDF
Specialty Areas: 20th Century German and Austrian history, culture and literature, the Holocaust


Renate Wildermuth
B.A., Moravian College
M.A., Bowling Green State University