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    Marge Andrews

    Senior Lecturer - Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133E
    Phone: (509) 359-6009

    Mike Arnot

    Adjunct - Spanish
    PAT 133F
    Phone: 359-6860

    Dr. José García Sánchez

    Professor of Spanish, Director of Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133N
    Phone: (509) 359-2862

    Dr. García-Sánchez obtained a Licenciatura in Spanish Philology from the University of Salamanca, Spain (1989), and a Master of Arts (1993) and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University (1996). His research focuses on the 18th and 19th century Transatlantic travel narrative, with special interest on logs written by Spanish explorers in the Pacific Northwest. His line of research in this corpus of study is founded on Discourse Analysis and Postcolonial Theory.


    Dr. García Sánchez has taught all levels of Spanish at EWU. He is the Director of the Summer Program in Salamanca, Spain.

    Dr. Margaret L. Heady

    Professor of French, Modern Languages & Literatures
    Patterson Hall 133J
    Phone: (509) 359-2861
    Fax: (509) 359-2861

    Dr. Wayne B. Kraft

    Professor of German
    Patterson Hall 133A
    Phone: (509) 359-2859

    Dr. Barbara Loste

    Adjunct - Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133G
    Phone: (509) 359-6938

    BA     Art, Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, CA 

    MA     Communications/Latin American Studies, UNAM, Mexico City 

    PhD   Educational Leadership, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 


    At EWU, Barbara Loste has taught 100-200-300 level Spanish and currently teachers survey classes of Hispanic/Latino Literature. She is a team leader with EWU’s Advanced Languages Program.


    Previously, Dr. Loste directed 1492: An Ongoing Voyage, a bilingual exhibition at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC and was a consultant with the USDA Forest Service developing cultural projects in Central America and the Caribbean.  She has lived and worked throughout Latin America, and has traveled “as much as possible” in Europe and Asia. She enjoys exploring cultural diversity with students.


    In her free time, Barbara paints, gardens, travels, and sees films. She volunteers with the Spokane Arts Commission, The Spokane International Film Festival, and Friends of Mmofra, a non-profit that supports Mmofra Foundation in Ghana, West Africa. She is on the Board of Hermanas Spokane, a non-profit that acts in solidarity with rural women elders and their families in El Salvador. 


    Her dissertation was a feminist biography of her former teacher and mentor, artist Corita Kent.

    Miguel Novella

    Professor of Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133D
    Phone: (509) 359-2338
    Fax: (509) 359-2338

    Dr. Gina Mikel Petrie

    Professor of ESLG
    Patterson Hall 133H
    Phone: (509) 359-6124

    Dr. Florian Preisig

    Professor of French, Modern Languages & Literatures Department Chair
    Patterson Hall 133P
    Phone: (509) 359-6001
    Website: Documents/CALE/Modern Languages/Florian's CV 10.pdf

    Florian Preisig is from Geneva, Switzerland. He has a BA from the university of Geneva and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore). He is a specialist of Renaissance French literature. His book Clément Marot et les métamorphoses de l’auteur à l’aube de la Renaissance was published in 2004. It is a discussion of the condition of authors in the years 1500s through the analysis of early editions, commercial practices, self-promotion, patronage, and so on.

    Florian Preisig became associate professor at Eastern Washington University in 2009. He teaches French language at various levels, French culture and civilization, and French literature (seventeenth century, eighteenth century).  In the Honors program he teaches “Intellectual tradition: from the middle ages to the Renaissance.” He is the Modern Languages and Literatures Department Chair and co-directs the Nice Program and the master’s program.

    In his spare time he likes to play tennis, read, garden, listen to music, and eat out.

    Sara Preisig

    French Adjunct
    Patterson 133K
    Phone: (509) 359-6082
    Fax: (509) 359-6082

    Vickie Roig

    Secretary, Modern Languages and the English Language Institute
    Patterson Hall 133O
    Phone: 509 359-2481
    Fax: 509 359-2481

    José Rojas

    Spanish Lecturer
    Patterson 133M
    Phone: (509) 359-2738
    Fax: (509) 359-2738

    Dr. Natalia Ruiz Rubio

    Assistant Professor of Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133C
    Phone: (509) 359-7955

    Teiko Stradling

    Senior Lecturer - Japanese
    Patterson Hall 133L
    Phone: (509) 359-4873

    Jody Stewart Strobelt

    Senior Lecturer - German
    Patterson Hall 133I
    Phone: (509) 359-6935

    Dr. Sally Winkle

    Professor of German & Director of Women's and Gender Studies
    Patterson Hall 133B and Monroe Hall 207
    Phone: (509) 359-2860 or (509) 359-2409

    Contact Information

    Modern Languages and Literatures
    133 Patterson Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.2481
    fax: 509.359.7855

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