Faculty and Staff

Alfredo Alonso Estenoz

Associate Professor of 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

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

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Nancy Gates Madsen

Associate Professor of Spanish

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

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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

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

Education: Ph. D., Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Washington University, 2000
M.A., Spanish, Washington University, 1996
B.A., Spanish, Wabash College, 1995

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My favorite aspect of the Spanish Department would definitely be the faculty. I feel comfortable going to them for anything, from advice on my senior project to setting up meetings just to chat about my study abroad experience. It's nice being surrounded by so many people that want you to succeed.

Ryan Goos ‘16