Judith Downing

Assistant Teaching Professor and Coordinator of Elementary Spanish Program
M.A., University Of Pennsylvania


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Próspero N. García, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics 
Graduate Program Director, Spanish MAT      


Associate Professor Próspero N. García holds a PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a focus on Spanish Applied Linguistics. His research explores Spanish second language (L2) acquisition and pedagogy, Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory of mind, L2 evaluation and assessment, technology enhanced language learning, educational linguistics, teacher training and development, and bilingual education.

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Carla Giaudrone, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair

Latin American and Latino Studies Program Director


Research areas include Hispanic modernismo, queer and gender studies, visual culture, memory and commemoration, affect theory, and landscape and geographical imagination

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Eveling Hondros 

Assistant Teaching Professor and Coordinator of Spanish for the Health Professions
M.A.T., Rutgers University


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Ana Laguna, Ph.D. 

Professor,  Associate Editor of the Cervantes Journal, Executive Member for the Cervantes Society of America, Fulbright National Committee,  Creator and Director of MAT (Masters in Teaching Spanish) Program (2012-17) and the Spanish for Health Program (2003-present). Co-Convener “Race and the Renaissance” Seminar at Center for Cultural Analysis (Rutgers-New Brunswick, 2017-2020).  Ph.D. Purdue University


Early Modern Literature and Culture, Applied Humanism, Material Culture, Cultural Literacy, Visual Studies, Study Abroad 

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Silvia Perez-Cortes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick


Heritage and Second Language Acquisition, Spanish-English bilinguals, child and adult language development, Language attrition, Bilingual education, English Language Learners (ELLs).

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