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    Marge Andrews

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

    Patrick Foster

    Director, Modern Languages Learning Center
    Patterson Hall 216A
    Phone: (509) 359-6002

    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

    Dr. Wayne B. Kraft

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

    Dr. Barbara Loste

    Senior Lecturer - Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133G
    Phone: (509) 359-6938
    Barbara Loste holds a B.A. in Art from Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, an M.A. in Communications/Latin American Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City. In 2000, she completed a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane.

    At EWU, Barbara Loste has taught beginning and intermediate Spanish and Introduction to Hispanic/Latino Literature. She functions as a team leader for EWU’s Advanced Languages Program in the high schools.  Previously, Barbara directed 1492: An Ongoing Voyage, a bilingual exhibition at the Library of Congress, and was a consultant with the USDA Forest Service for development projects Central America and the Caribbean.  She has lived and worked throughout Latin America, has traveled in Spain, and enjoys exploring cultural diversity with her students.

    In her free time, Barbara likes to paint, garden, travel, and watch films. She volunteers with the Spokane Arts Commission, the Museum of Arts and Culture, and Hermanas Spokane, a non-profit organization that supports rural women and their families in El Salvador.

    Miguel Novella

    Professor of Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133D
    Phone: (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 coach U-8 soccer, play tennis, read, garden, listen to music, and eat out.

    Vickie Roig

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

    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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