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Mrs. Roberta Shilane is an Instructor of Spanish who joined the Department in the Fall of 2001. Before coming to PSU, she studied abroad At the University of the Americas, Mexico, and the Enforex Institute, Salamanca, Spain.  Mrs. Shilane 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, and is a FLES specialist (Foreign Language in the Elementary School). She was nominated for outstanding faculty PSU and the Golden Apple Award in Joplin. She is married and has three children.

Education and Certifications

B.S., Spanish, Ohio State University.
M.L.S., Librarianship, University of Oregon.

Teaching Emphasis
Spanish grammar, Mexican culture, oral language, and writing.


Interests, Publications and Presentations

Raised in Canton, Ohio, Mrs. Shilane enjoys reading, gardening, theater, and music.

Roberta Shilane

Mrs. Roberta Shilane

Instructor of Spanish

Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures
Grubbs Hall Room 403
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

620-235-4704 office phone
620-235-4686 fax