Faculty and Staff

MLLL Faculty and Staff
Seated: Rita Tejada, Hongmei Yu, Nancy Gates-Madsen
Standing row 1: Kari Grønningsaeter, Lori Ostlie, Ruth Kath, Alfredo Alonso, Anna De Santis, Elizabeth Steding, Megan Strom, Maren Johnson
Standing row 2: David Thompson, Julien Bertrand, Pete Russella, Sӧren Steding

Not pictured: Laurie Iudin-Nelson, Laurie Zaring, Rachel Schulte, Anne-Marine Feat, Ruth Caldwell, Dawn Schweizer and Joy Conrad.


 

Alfredo Alonso Estenoz

Associate Professor of Spanish

Spanish

Education: Ph.D., Spanish, University of Iowa; M.A., Spanish, University of Iowa; B.A., Journalism, University of Havana

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Francesca (Anna) De Santis

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Italian

Spanish and Italian

Education: Ph.D., Foreign Modern Literatures, University of Pisa; Laurea, Spanish Literature, University of Rome

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Anne-Marine Feat

Assistant Professor of French

French

Education: Ph.D., Irish Studies, Université Michel de Montaigne; M.A., English, Université de Bretagne Occidentale; B.A., Celtic Studies and Teaching French as a Foreign Language, Université de Bretagne Occidentale

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Nancy Gates Madsen

Associate Professor of Spanish

Spanish

Education: Ph.D., Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., History, Carleton College

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Kari Gronningsaeter

Visiting Instructor in Scandinavian Studies

Laurie Iudin-Nelson

Full Professor of Russian Studies

Russian, Nordic Studies
Director of Russian Studies
Director of Nordic Studies

Education: Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin-­Madison; M.A., Russian Area Studies; Literature Concentration, University of Minnesota; B.A., History, Russian, Russian Studies, St. Olaf College

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Maren Johnson

Assistant Professor of Scandinavian Studies

Education: Ph.D., Scandinavian Language and Literature, University of Washington; M.A., Scandinavian Language and Literature, University of Washington; B.A., Norwegian Language and Literature, Pacific Lutheran University

Ruth R. Kath

Professor of German

German

Education: Ph.D., German, University of Iowa; M.A., Theology, Loras College; M.A, German, University of Connecticut; B.A., German, Syracuse University

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Lori Ostlie

Administrative Assistant, MLLL, Religion and Classics

Administrative Assistant

Pete Russella

Adjunct Faculty in French

Education: Master 2 Professionnel Français Langue Étrangère, Université de Bretagne Occidentale; Master 1 Arts, Lettres, et Civilis ations, Parcours Français Langue Étrangère pour anglais, Université de Bretagne Occidentale; Certificat en Langues et Cultures Québécoises, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi; B.A., French, Psychology, Luther College

Rachel Schulte

Education: B.A., University of Iowa
M.A., Spanish, Concentration in Linguistics, Colorado State University

Elizabeth Steding

Associate Professor of German

German and Paideia

Education: Ph.D., German Studies, Michigan State University; M.A., German Language and Culture, UC Santa Barbara; B.A., German, Alma College

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Soeren A. Steding

Associate Professor of German

German and Paideia
Münster Program Director

Education: Ph.D., Germanistik, University of Regensburg; M.A., German Literature, Vanderbilt University; Staatsexamen (Gymnasium), University of Regensburg

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Megan Strom

Visiting Assistant Professor in Spanish

Education: Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, University of Minnesota; M.A., Applied Linguistics, La Universidad de las Américas-Puebla; B.A., Spanish, Gustavus Adolphus College

Rita M. Tejada

Associate Professor of Spanish

Spanish

Education: Ph. D., Spanish, Florida State University; M.A., Spanish, Emory University; B.A., Education, Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

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David R. Thompson

Associate Professor of Spanish

Spanish and Paideia

Department Head for Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Education: Ph. D., Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Washington University; M.A., Spanish, Washington University; B.A., Spanish, Wabash College

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Hongmei Yu

Associate Professor of Chinese

Chinese

Education: Ph.D., Program of Comparative Literature, University of Oregon; M.A., Institute of Comparative Literature and Culture, Peking University, China; B.A., School of Journalism, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

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Laurie Zaring

Associate Professor of Linguistics and French

French and Linguistics

Education: Ph.D., Romance Linguistics, Cornell University; M.A., French Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin; B.A., French Culture, College of Wooster

Learn more about Laurie Zaring