Department of Languages

Faculty news, Spring and Summer 2018

The following faculty members were promoted to Senior Lecturer: Kim Misener Dunn, ASL Allison Hinds, Spanish Ellory Schmucker, Spanish Kenneth Widgren, French The following faculty members were promoted to Full Professor (read more here): Johannes Schmidt, German Eric Touya, French Other faculty news: Joseph Mai, associate professor of French, had his essay “Site 2: Style and […]

New faculty, Fall 2018

Liliana Hernández

The Department of Languages welcomed the following new faculty members at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. Jody H. Cripps, Assistant Professor of American Sign Language Jody holds a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona. His research interests include but are not limited to: language acquisition and literacy, signed music, […]

Why Clemson students should help build a healthier community in Las Malvinas

This article originally appeared in The Tiger. Kevin J. Burke III, Marisol Miranda and Lauren Cvitkovic As Clemson students, our primary goal is to walk across that stage at graduation knowing that we have made a positive impact on this university, and world, in some capacity. It is an instilled sense of camaraderie and pride […]

Faculty member wins Creative Inquiry mentoring award

New assistant professor Arelis Moore de Peralta. Photo courtesy of Arelis Moore de Peralta.

Congratulations to Arelis Moore de Peralta, assistant professor of Spanish and Health and the winner of the 2018 Phil and Mary Bradley Award for Mentoring in Creative Inquiry. This award is given to a faculty member in recognition of their outstanding work with undergraduate students. Students participating in Creative Inquiry projects are the nominators for this award. One of Moore […]

Creative Inquiry students present research at poster forum and conference

Jesse Bynum (Modern Languages-Spanish major with English minor) and Hannah Cheeks (Psychology and Modern Languages-Spanish major) participated in the Creative Inquiry project offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera: The Hispanic world through film, literature and media. This project analyzes social, philosophical, political, and economic issues in the Hispanic world through videos and pertinent materials from world-renowned […]

New lecturer of Spanish joins faculty in Spring 2018

Rosa Pillcurima

Rosa M. Pillcurima, originally from Quito, Ecuador, joined the faculty in January 2018 as a new Lecturer of Spanish. She earned her B.A. in Spanish from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures with a concentration in Spanish from Iona College. Prior to coming to Clemson, […]

Longtime faculty member Scott Harris retires

(L-R) Dean Richard Goodstein, Scott Harris, and Department Chair Salvador Oropesa at the retirement party. (Photo courtesy of Su-I Chen.)

Senior Lecturer of Spanish Scott Harris retired in December 2017. His retirement marks the end of a 30-year career in the Department of Languages, where he began teaching in January 1988. Harris earned his B.A. in Spanish and his M.A.T. in Secondary Education in Spanish from the University of South Carolina. Although he was trained […]

Students participate in Creative Inquiry project

Creative Inquiry students. (Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.)

Students Jesse Bynum, Hannah Cheeks, Alex Ekam, Chelsea Jennings, and Aidan Reuland participated in the Creative Inquiry project titled “Individual versus Systems in Cinema” offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera. The project explored a selection of movies from world-renowned Hispanic film directors to analyze confrontations between individuals and systems while establishing a theoretical framework for the […]

Students present their research on Federico García Lorca

Students Chandler Bailey, Caroline Barton, Caroline Cash, Taeylor Dickenson, Emily Grant, Ally Graulich, Blakely Holcombe, Steve Kurtz, Maeve Marsh, Clare McKeon, Nick Meyer, John Murdy, Abby Noga, Hayley Perryman, Lauren Stabler, and J. Sky Williams presented their research on Spanish playwright Federico García Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba in their SPAN 3040 class (Introduction […]

L&IH students learn about healthcare system in Spain

L&IH-Spanish students at the hospital in Seville. (Photo courtesy of Europa Press.)

Language and International Health-Spanish majors Paris Arrington, Sydney Hamby, Anna Longaker, and Adrina Patterson are taking classes and completing their L&IH internships in Seville, Spain. Students had the opportunity to visit the Hospital Universitario de Valme to learn more about the healthcare system in Spain. They met with Rafael Aznar (Director, Center for Diagnostic Imaging), […]