Faculty & Staff
Judy Berry-Bravo, Chairperson,
University Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
B.A., Spanish and Linguistics, Wichita State University; M.A., Linguistics, Wichita State University; Ph.D., Romance Languages and Literatures, Washington University-St. Louis. Books: La Canción de Protesta en América Latina, 1960-1980 (2012); Era Chilena del Salitre Tras la Ruta del Trabajo 1880-1979 (2011, 2nd ed., 2012); Saga de los pampinos: Trilogía crítica del teatro chileno (2008); Autobiografía de James ‘Santiago’ Humberstone (Trans.);Literatura chilena en el exilio: Fernando Alegría y David Valjalo; Porque Iquique es Puerto; Rebelión en la pampa salitrera (Trans.); Texts and Contexts of Idea Vilariño’s Poetry; Romelia Alarcón Folgar: Palabra y Poesía de Guatemala; and Idea Vilariño: Poesía y Crítica. Book Chapters: Neo, post, hiper, trans, ¿fin? Lecturas recientes de literatura hispanioamericana. Articles in Alba de América, Revista Literaria; Confluencia, Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura; Crítica Hispánica; Hispania; Latin American Theatre Review; Letras Femeninas; Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica; Review of Latin American Studies; Revista Académica y Cultural de la Universidad Arturo Prat; Revista Anda; Revista de la Universidad de San Carlos; Revista La Torre, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Revista de Ciencias Sociales and Reflexiones Educacionales.
Ilnur Khuzin, Teaching Assistant in Russian
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant in Russian, B.S.Ed., Philology, M.A.E., Teaching English and German as a second language, Naberezhnye Chelny State Teachers Training Institute in Russia, has taught at his alma mater since 2008. Mr. Khuzin will teach introductory Russian courses during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Myriam Krepps, Associate Professor of French
Licence d’anglais, Université de Toulouse le Mirail; M.A., Ph.D., French Literature, Washington University-St. Louis. Article in Lire Rimbaud. Approches critiques. Hommages à James R. Lawler ; French Identity, French Heroes: From Vercingétorix to Vatel in http://www.unomaha.edu/esc/proceedings.htm
Hung-Ying (Karen) Liu, Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chinese
B.A. , English, National Central University in Taiwan. Certificate of Proficiency in Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language from the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. Currently working on an M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Monte McFerron, Lecturer of Spanish
B.S.Ed., Spanish, Missouri Southern State University; M.A.E., Teaching English as a Second Language, Oral Roberts University. Taught at Skyline High School, Neosho High School, McDonald County High School, Metro Christian, Monett High School, and Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School.
Grant Moss, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
B. A., Spanish, University of Utah, 2001; B. A., English, University of Utah, 2001; M.A., Latin American Studies, La Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, 2004; Ph.D., Hispanic Studies, The Ohio State University, 2010. Articles in Anales de Literatura Chilena 9 (Monográfico Vicente Huidobro); Deseo, poder y política en la cultura hispánica. Book Review: Gilberto Freyre e os estudos latino-americanos.
Bert Patrick, Professor of Spanish
B.S.Ed., Spanish and History, Northeastern Oklahoma State University; M.A., Ph.D., Spanish, University of Missouri at Columbia. Book: Rice Powder (Trans.). Articles in Hispania and The Latin American Theatre Review, Bridge, and The Mercurian.
Eric Rojas, Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., Spanish, University of Nevada, Reno, 2001; M.ED. Secondary Education, University of Nevada, Reno, 2000; M.A., Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Nevada, Reno, 2003; Ph.d., Spanish, University of California, Irvine, 2010.
Roberta Shilane, Lecturer of Spanish
B.S.Ed., Spanish, Ohio State University; M.L.S., Librarianship, University of Oregon. Studied abroad At the University of the Americas, Mexico, and the Enforex Institute, Salamanca, Spain. Taught at Carl Junction High School and McAuley Regional High School, St. Mary's Elementary, and St. Peters Middle School. Taught Upward Bound at Crowder College. FLES specialist (Foreign Language in the Elementary School). Nominated for outstanding faculty PSU and the Golden Apple Award in Joplin.
Brett A. Smith, Lecturer of Spanish
B.A., Spanish and International Studies, M.A., Communication, Pittsburg State University.
Kathy Dyer, Administrative Specialist