Foreign Language Faculty

Dr. Brian Arganbright
  • Dr. Brian Arganbright
  • Professor of French
  • Ph.D., New York University, 2001
    M.Phil., New York University, 1997
    M.A., New York University, 1995
    M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1991
    B.A., B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1988
Mr. Matthew Bauman
Dr. Simonetta Cochis
  • Dr. Simonetta Cochis
  • Professor of French and Spanish
  • Ph.D., New York University, 1998
    M.A., University of Kentucky, 1990
    B.A., Arizona State University, 1967
Ms. Lisa Contreras
  • Ms. Lisa Contreras
  • Instructor in Spanish
  • M.A., University of Kentucky
    B.A., Arizona State University
Dr. Veronica Dean-Thacker
  • Dr. Veronica Dean-Thacker
  • Professor of Spanish
  • Ph.D., Spanish Language and Literature, University of Kentucky, 1986
    M.A., Spanish Language and Literature, University of Northern Iowa, 1981
    B.A., Spanish, Nazareth College, 1978
Dr. Qian Gao
  • Dr. Qian Gao
  • Associate Professor of Chinese Language and
  • Ph.D., Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature and Film, University of Oregon, 2007
    M.A., Asian Studies, University of Oregon, 2003
    B.A., English Language and Literature, Northwest University, 1995
Dr. Martha Ojeda
  • Dr. Martha Ojeda
  • Professor of Spanish and French;
  • Ph.D., Spanish, University of Kentucky, 1998
    M.A., French, University of Kentucky, 1993
    B.A., French, Berea College, 1991
Dr. Jeremy Paden
  • Dr. Jeremy Paden
  • Professor of Spanish
  • Ph.D., Emory University, 2004
    M.A., University of Memphis, 1998
    B.A., Harding University, 1996
Afro-Latino literatures and cultures
Testimonial narratives
Modern and contemporary Chinese literature and film with a focus on history, memory, and modernity
Popular culture in contemporary China
Poetry and visual art; ekphrasis
The Catholic Church in Spanish history and society
Chicano Literature 1950s-1980s
19th and 20th century Indigenist Literature of Ecuador and Peru
Latin American poetry
Colonial Latin American literature
History and literature of the Belle Époque
The novelist Charles-Louis Philippe