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Dr. Jacob-Ivan Eidt

Prof. Jacob-Ivan Eidt, PhD

Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures
Associate Professor, German Program Director

Office: Carpenter Hall 203
Phone: 972-721-5020
 E-Mail: jieidt@udallas.edu

Dr. Eidt has taught at the University of Dallas since fall 2006. He has been department chair since 2009. His teaching and research interests include the literature of the 19th century, romantic music aesthetics, poetry, German Opera, and German film. He is director of the German Program and a participating member of the Comparative Literary Traditions faculty. Dr. Eidt has published articles on Rainer Maria Rilke, the intersections of music and iterature in 19th century Germany, the films of Werner Herzog, as well as translations of German poetry. Dr. Eidt is also on the board of trustees and programing committee of the Dallas Goethe Center, which promotes German language and culture in the DFW area.

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Dr. Laura Eidt

Prof. Laura M. Eidt, PhD

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
Co-director, Comparative Literary Traditions

Office: Carpenter Hall 213
Phone: 972-721-5212
 E-Mail: lmeidt@udallas.edu

Dr. Laura Eidt has taught in the German, Spanish, and Comparative Literature programs at the University of Dallas since 2006, and is co-director of the Comparative Literary Traditions Program. She is particularly interested in the interrelations of various art forms, especially literature, the visual arts, and film. Having studied English, Spanish, French, and Italian (in addition to her native German) at various points in her life, she is also highly interested in how languages are learned, how they are related, and effective ways of teaching foreign languages.

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Jose Espericueta

Prof. José Espericueta, PhD

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Office: Modern Languages Department, Carpenter Hall 211
Phone: 972-721-5200
E-Mail: jespericueta@udallas.edu

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Valeria Forte

Prof. Valeria Forte

Affiliate Instructor of Italian
Italian Program Director

Office: Carpenter Hall 210
Phone: 972-265-5746
 E-Mail: vforte@udallas.edu

Valeria Forte, professor of Italian Language and Literature, has taught at the University of Dallas since fall 2002. Her academic expertise combines two major areas of research: literature and archaeology. Her fields of interest are Italian and Classic Literature, Jewish Studies, and Mediterranean Archaeology.

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Nicole Lasswell

Prof. Nicole Lasswell

Affiliate Instructor of Spanish

Office: Carpenter 212
Phone: 972-265-5705
 E-Mail: nlasswell@udallas.edu

Nicole Lasswell is an affiliate instructor of Spanish and has taught at the University of Dallas for 5 years. Not only is she an instructor here, she’s also an alumni of the university (’03). It is her extensive knowledge of the UD experience, and her great love for the university and its core curriculum, that brought her back to teach at UD

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Dr. Steve Maddux

Prof. Stephen Maddux, PhD

Associate Professor of French
Director, French Program

Office: Carpenter Hall  207
Phone: 972-721-5248
Fax: 972-721-4039
E-Mail: smaddux@udallas.edu

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Dr. Marisa Perez-Bernardo

Prof. María Pérez-Bernardo, PhD

Associate Professor of Spanish

Office: Carpenter 206
Phone: 972-721-5163
E-Mail: mperez@udallas.edu

Dr. María Luisa Pérez-Bernardo has taught at the University of Dallas since 2003-2004. Her principal interest and area of research lie in the field of 19th century Spanish literature, with special interest in realism and naturalism. More precisely, her investigations center on Emilia Pardo Bazán’s narratives, and the intersection between literature and journalism in 19th century Spain. She has written several articles on Pardo Bazán, and has presented various papers at different international conferences.

Professor Pérez-Bernardo received her Ph.D in Spanish from The Catholic University of America. She holds an A.B.D. in English Philology from University of Valladolid (Spain), a M.A. in Spanish from West Virginia University, and a B.A. in English Philology from University of Valladolid (Spain).

 

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Maria Poublan

Prof. Marie Poublan

Affiliate Instructor of French

Office: Carpenter Hall 204
Phone: 972-721-5373
E-Mail: mpoublan@udallas.edu

Marie-J. Poublan has been teaching at the University of Dallas since 2007. Born and raised in France, her teaching career took her from France to the USA, via Montreal, Canada. Before coming to UD, she had spent 7 years as a Consultant for the College Board in French Language and Literature, in the Southwest Region, publishing the teaching of AP French. From her yearly travels between France and the US, she brings updates on French culture and civilization. She is most interested in various Francophone Literatures and in French cinema, which she incorporates in the courses she teaches.

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Irina Rodriguez

Prof. Irina Rodriguez

Affiliate Instructor of Spanish
Coordinator, Lower-division Spanish Program

Office: Carpenter Hall 220
Phone: 972-265-5797
E-Mail: irodriguez@udallas.edu

Irina Rodriguez has taught Spanish at the University of Dallas since 2010. Fluent in Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese in addition to her native Russian and Ukrainian, she is greatly interested in world literature. Irina has extensive experience working in university-level teaching, international marketing and interpreting. She holds a Master’s degree in Philology and Foreign Languages and an M.S. in Journalism.

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Amy Schreiber

Prof. Amy Borja, PhD

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Spanish
Coordinator, Upper-division Spanish program

Office: Carpenter Hall 205
Phone: 972-721-5229
 E-Mail: aschreiber@udallas.edu

Dr. Borja received a B.S. Ed. from Baylor University and an M.A. from the University of Northern Iowa, with all course work completed in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She earned a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. As a doctoral candidate, Dr. Borja received a Graduate Fellowship and multiple Kennedy Fellowships for Golden Age Studies. Her dissertation studied the fifteenth century Castilian novel, Cárcel de Amor, using a structural thematic approach to analyze the text’s political and metanarrative content. Dr. Borja taught at the University of North Texas for three years before joining the faculty at the University of Dallas in 2009.

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Elena Seidler

Prof. Elena Seidler

Affiliate Instructor of Italian

Office: Carpenter Hall 208
Phone: 972-721-5275
 E-Mail: eseidler@udallas.edu

 

 

Dr. Alex Wilhelmsen

Prof. Alexandra Wilhelmsen, PhD

Professor of Spanish
Adjunct Professor of History

Office: Carpenter Hall 209
Phone: 972-721-5367
E-Mail: awilhel@udallas.edu

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Dr. Charles W. Eaker

Michelle Giltner

Adjunct Instructor of Spanish

Office: Carpenter Hall 213
Phone: 972-721-5212
E-Mail: mgiltner@udallas.edu

 

 

Dr. Charles W. Eaker

Rose Latimer

Office Manager

Office: Carpenter Hall, Modern Languages Dept
Phone: 972-721-5220
Fax: 972-721-4039
E-Mail: rlatimer@udallas.edu

 

 

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