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Faculty and Staff

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures 2012-13
Alfredo Alonso Estenoz
Associate Professor of Spanish
Office: Main 305
Phone: 563-387-1183

Spanish

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

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Constance R. Barclay
Administrative Assistant, Modern Languages and Religion
Office: Main 215
Phone: 563-387-2160

Administrative Assistant

Paul Bergot
Teaching Associate in French
Office: Main 215A
Phone: 563-387-1739

Language Teaching Assistant

Ruth Caldwell
Professor of French
Office: Main 403
Phone: 563-387-1181

French and Italian

Education: Ph.D., Romance Languages, University of Chicago; M.A., Romance Languages, University of Chicago; B.A., French, University of Southern California

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Francesca (Anna) De Santis
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Italian
Office: Main 304
Phone: 563-387-2997

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
Office: Main 406
Phone: 563-387-1185

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
Office: On Leave (2013-14)
Phone: 563-387-2982

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
Office: Main 603
Phone: 563-387-1051
Laurie Iudin-Nelson
Full Professor of Russian Studies
Office: Main 405
Phone: 563-387-1078

Head of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Russian, Scandinavian Studies
Director of Russian Studies
Director of Scandinavian 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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Ruth R. Kath
Professor of German
Office: Main 402
Phone: 563-387-1186

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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Rachel Schulte
Visiting Faculty in Spanish
Office: Main 30
Phone: 563-387-1479
Dawn Schweizer
Visiting Faculty in Spanish
Office: Ockham House 16
Phone: 563-387-1097
Elizabeth Steding
Associate Professor of German
Office: Main 407
Phone: 563-387-1703

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
Office: Main 403A
Phone: 563-387-1489

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
Office: Main 306
Phone: 563-387-1826
Rita M. Tejada
Associate Professor of Spanish
Office: Main 605
Phone: 563-387-1127

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
Office: Main 601
Phone: 563-387-2146

Spanish and Paideia

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
Assistant Professor of Chinese
Office: Main 404
Phone: 563-387-2178

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
Office: Main 501 (on Leave Fall 2013)
Phone: 563-387-2986

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

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Monica Castellano
Teaching Associate in Spanish
Office: Main 215A
Phone: 563-387-1739