David Korfhagen



Ph.D.   Spanish Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison                                                       

M.A.   Spanish Literature and Linguistics, Bowling Green State University                                   

B.A.     Spanish Literature and Linguistics, University of Cincinnati                                              


Fernando Valverde

Fernando Valverde has been voted the most relevant Spanish-language poet born since 1970 by nearly two hundred critics and researchers from more than one hundred internationally recognized universities (Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, Princeton, Bologna, Salamanca, UNAM and the Sorbonne). His books have been published in different countries in Europe and America and translated into several languages. He has received some of the most significant awards for poetry in Spanish, among them the Federico García Lorca, the Emilio Alarcos del Principado de Asturias and the Antonio Machado.

Nieves Garcia Prados

Nieves García Prados was born in Granada (Spain). PhD in Education since 2016, with Cum Laude and International Mention. Specialized in Literary Translation and the teaching of Spanish, she obtained a degree in Journalism by the University of Málaga in 2004, a M.A. with National Radio of Spain by the Complutense University in Madrid in 2005, and another M.A. in Social Communication.

Samuel Amago

Research Summary

Samuel Amago teaches courses on modern and contemporary Spanish literary history, cinema and culture. He is a former Chair of the Department of Romance Studies and Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Crystal Chemris

Crystal Chemris (PhD, Brandeis University) has taught at a number of institutions, including the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Iowa, and Reed College. Professor Chemris is author of Góngora's Soledades and the Problem of Modernity (Tamesis 2008), guest editor for a special number of Calíope on the Transatlantic Baroque, and has published critical studies on Spanish early modern literature and on modern Latin American poetry.

Sara Young


M.A., Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, concentration in Hispanic Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2013)

M.A.T., concentration in Secondary Education (6-12), James Madison University (2009)

B.A., Modern Foreign Language, concentration in Spanish, minors in Pre-Professional Secondary Education and Teaching English as a Second Language, James Madison University (2008)

Research Interests

Methodologies of Second Language Acquisition

Julianna Beveridge

Julianna graduated summa cum laude with her B.A. in Spanish from Sewanee, University of the South in Tennessee and also holds a M.A. in Spanish from the University of Virginia.

Julianna has lived extensively in Spain in the cities of Segovia, Zaragoza and Madrid and has participated in an exchange program in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico as well. In addition to Spanish, Julianna has studied Italian and French and loves learning new languages.

Zaida Villanueva García



M.A. in World Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics. West Virginia University, USA (2016)

M.A. in Secondary School Teaching, Vocational Training and Language Teaching. The National Distance Education University (UNED), Spain (2014)

M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations. Diplomatic School of Madrid, Spain (2007)

B.A. in Translation and Interpreting. University of Salamanca, Spain (2006)

B.A. in Tourism, graduated first in class. University of Oviedo, Spain (2004)



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