Assistant Teaching Professor and Coordinator of Elementary Spanish Program
M.A., University Of Pennsylvania
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.
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
Assistant Teaching Professor and Coordinator of Spanish for the Health Professions
M.A.T., Rutgers University
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
Silvia Perez-Cortes, Ph.D.
Heritage and Second Language Acquisition, Spanish-English bilinguals, child and adult language development, Language attrition, Bilingual education, English Language Learners (ELLs).