Global Studies and Languages Faculty



Njoku, Raphael, Professor, Global Studies and Languages.  B.A. 1991, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; M.A. 1997, Ph.D. 2001, Vrijie University (Brussels); Ph.D. 2003, Dalhousie University (Halifax).  (joined in 2012)

Tarp, Helen Cathleen, Professor of Spanish and Spanish for the Health Professions Coordinator.  B.A. 1992, University of Idaho; M.A. 1996, Ph.D. 1999, University of New Mexico-Albuquerque.  (joined in 2002)

Associate Professor

Febles, Carmen, Associate Professor and Graduate Director, Spanish. B.A. 2002, Western Michigan University; M.A. 2004, Western Michigan University; Ph.D. 2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  (joined in 2016)

Assistant Professors

Laufenberg, Marin, Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish and Director of Spanish MA Program, Spanish. B.A. 2006, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. 2009,  University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D. 2017,  University of Wisconsin-Madison. (joined in 2022)

Villalobos Graillet, José Eduardo, Assistant Professor, Spanish. B.A. 2008, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (Mexico), M.A. 2015, University of Guelph, M.A. 2016, Universidad de Jaén (Spain), Ph.D. 2022, University of Toronto. (joined in 2023).

Yik, King, Assistant Professor, Global Studies and Languages.  B.A. 1982, Swarthmore College; M.B.A. 1985, Ph.D. 1997, University of Chicago.  (joined in 2006)

Senior Lecturers

Bassett, Tamra A., Senior Lecturer, Global Studies and Languages. (joined in 2011)

Heath, David S., Senior Lecturer, Global Studies and Languages. B.A. 1993, Idaho State University; M.A. 1996, University of Kansas.  (joined in 1997)

Associate Lecturer

Wells, Nancy,  Associate Lecturer, Global Studies and Languages, B.A. 1985, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1992, Brigham Young University (joined in 2017)

Adjunct Faculty

Ashizawa, Kurino (Japanese)

Beckstead, Lindsey (German)

Brainard, Svetlana (Russian)

Cardello, Joseph (Japanese)

Coffield, Lisa (German)

Brookman, Anne (French)


Dolsen, Arthur, Professor, Foreign Languages. 1983-2009

Nickisch, Craig W., Professor, Foreign Languages. 1988-2004

Park, Pamela,  Professor, Languages and Literature. 1985-2015

McCurry, Sarah, Senior Lecturer. 2001-2023