Clemson welcomes new chair of languages

September 10, 2014

photo of Salvador Oropesa

Salvador Oropesa

Salvador A. Oropesa has been named chair of Clemson University’s Department of Languages.

Oropesa received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and has served on the faculty at Kansas State University since 1992, most recently as professor of Spanish and American ethnic studies and department head.

His areas of research specialization include peninsular and Mexican literature, culture and social history, and cinema. His most recent publication is “Literatura y comercio en España: las tiendas (1868-1952). Estudios culturales,” published by Universidad de Málaga.

“We welcome Dr. Oropesa to this important leadership position in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities,” said Dean Richard Goodstein. “He brings a remarkable record as a scholar, excellence in the classroom and experience in higher education administration to the Department of Languages.”

Oropesa began his duties July 1.

Clemson Department of Languages

Clemson’s Department of Languages enrolls approximately 280 undergraduates in three degree programs – Language and International Health, Language and International Trade and Modern Languages, with emphasis areas in American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.