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Faculty & Staff
AbstractLanguage is one of the foundations of ethnic and cultural diversity, and the study of languages and cultures is one of the hallmarks of an educated person.
Programs of Study
Modern Languages & Literatures
Faculty & Staff
Senior Lecturer - Spanish
Cheney Hall 209
Phone: (509) 359-6009
Director, Modern Languages Learning Center
Cheney Hall 211
Phone: (509) 359-6002
Dr. José García Sánchez
Professor of Spanish, Director of Spanish
Cheney Hall 200E
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
Cheney Hall 200F
Phone: (509) 359-2861
Dr. Wayne B. Kraft
Professor of German
Cheney Hall 200B
Phone: (509) 359-2859
Dr. Barbara Loste
Senior Lecturer - Spanish
Cheney Hall 209E
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.
Professor of Spanish
Cheney Hall 203
Phone: (509) 359-2338
Dr. Gina Mikel Petrie
Professor of ESLG, Associate Dean of CALE
Phone: (509) 359-6124 or (509) 359-6947
Dr. Florian Preisig
Professor of French, Modern Languages & Literatures Department Chair
Cheney Hall 200G
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.
Secretary, Modern Languages and the English Language Institute
205 Cheney Hall
Phone: 509 359-2481
Dr. Natalia Ruiz Rubio
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Cheney Hall 201
Phone: (509) 359-7955
Senior Lecturer - Japanese
Cheney Hall 205A
Phone: (509) 359-4873
Jody Stewart Strobelt
Senior Lecturer - German
Cheney Hall 209 I
Phone: (509) 359-6935
Dr. Sally Winkle
Professor of German & Director of Women's and Gender Studies
Cheney Hall 209G and Monroe Hall 207
Phone: (509) 359-2860 or (509) 359-2409
Modern Languages and Literatures
205 Cheney Hall (350 Patterson Hall)
Cheney, WA 99004
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