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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.

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 Awards: 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Arts & Sciences

Wei-Chen (Joy) Liu, Allex Foundation Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chinese
, Foreign Languages and Literature, National Chung Cheng University. Pursuing M.A. in Communication, PSU.

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.

Setbyul Moon, Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant in Korean
, M.A., English Literature, Ewha Women’s University, South Korea.

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. Awards: 2012 Robert K. Ratzlaff Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award

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.

David Pulido, Lecturer in Spanish
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Experimental Politécnica Antonio José de Sucre, Caracas, Venezuela. Mr. Pulido is pursuing a master's degree in Engineering Technology at PSU.

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.

Yulia Senkiv, Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant in Russian
, M.A., Russian Linguistics, Irkutsk State Linguistic University.

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.

Kathy Dyer, Administrative Specialist