Modern Languages Faculty

Name &Title

Credentials

Focus

At NAU

Yuly Asención, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.A., Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador; M.A., Universidad Simón Bolivar; M.A., Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertado; Ph.D., Northern Arizona University 2004)

Second language assessment, reading and writing in a second language

 

NAU 2004

 

Nicole Bauge, M.A., Senior Lecturer

(B.S. Ed, Northern Arizona University; M.A.TESL, Northern Arizona University 1995)

French language and culture, second language learning and study abroad experience

 

NAU 1989

 

Joseph Collentine, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., M.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D., University of Texas–Austin 1993)

Foreign language acquisition, Spanish morphology and syntax

 

NAU 1995

 

Karina Collentine, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas–Austin 1997)

Second/foreign language acquisition, teacher education

NAU 2008

Bernd Conrad, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Texas–Austin 1991)

Computer-assisted language learning

 

NAU 1992

 

Patricia E. Frederick, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(C.B.A., Tufts University; M.A., Ph.D., Rice University 1988)

French language and literature

 

NAU 1989

 

Juanita Heredia, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

 

 

Juanita.Heredia@nau.edu

(B.A., University of California–Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California–Los Angeles 1998)

Chicano/a cultural and literary studies, comparative Latin American narrative

 

NAU 2002

 

Erika Hess, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

B.A., University of Oregon; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Oregon 2000)

Old French, Contemporary Francophone literature

NAU 1998

Edward W. Hood, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., M.A., Western Illinois University; M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of California–Irvine 1990)

Latin American literature, Central American narrative

 

NAU 1991

 

Astrid Klocke, Ph.D., Associate Professor

 

 

Astrid.Klocke@nau.edu

(B.A., Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität, Germany; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University 2000)

German literature and film

 

NAU 2002

 

Robert A. Neustadt, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon 1995)

Spanish American narrative, Latino literature, critical theory

 

NAU 1998

 

Cecilia Ojeda, Ph.D., Department Chair, Professor

(B.A., Universidad Católica de Valparaíso; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona 1994)

Literature of Latin American and Spain, women’s contemporary narrative

 

NAU 1993

 

Chie Okubo, M.Ed., Lecturer

(B.A., Southern Illinois University; B.A., M.Ed., Northern Arizona University 2002)

Japanese language and culture

NAU 2002

Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie, Ed. D., Associate Professor

(Ed.D., Northern Arizona University 1995)

 

Navajo language and culture

 

NAU 1990

 

Nicole Price, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.A., Northwestern University; M.A. University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia 2005)

Literature of the African Diaspora in Latin America, Spain and Africa, Latin American narrative, literary theory

NAU 2008

Marilya Veteto Reese, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., Austin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas–Austin 1990)

Twentieth century minority and modern German literature, foreign language pedagogy, translation

NAU 1990

 

Karen E. Schairer, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.A., Willamette University; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico 1990)

Spanish linguistics

 

NAU 1990

 

D. Roberto Serpas, M.A., Lecturer

 (B.A., Northern Arizona University 1996. M.A., Arizona State University 2000)

Spanish Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition

NAU 2000

Anne E. Slobodchikoff, M.A., Senior Lecturer

(B.A., M.A., University of California–Berkeley 1974)

Russian and French language and civilization

NAU 1993

 

Juliana Suby, M.A., Lecturer

 (B.A., Northern Arizona University. M.A., Northern Arizona University 2007)

Intro to Spanish Language and Culture

NAU 2007

Michael Vincent, Ph.D., Professor, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters

(B.A., St Johns University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Early modern French literature and civilization

 

Christopher Wargo, M.A., Lecturer

(B.A. Northern Arizona University; M.A. Northern Arizona University)

Intro to Spanish, Conversation, Composition

NAU 2008

Faculty Emeriti

Barbara N. Gantt, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University 1977)

Spanish language and literature

 

NAU 1977 (retired 2003)

Orazio Giusti, Dott., Professor

(Maturita Classica, Doctorate, University of Padua; Cert. Institut Phonetique, Paris; Dipl. Litt. Sorbonne)

 

NAU 1960 (retired 1983)

 

Richard C. Helt, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., Pittsburg State University; M.A., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., Washington University 1973)

Nineteenth and twentieth century German literature, German cinema

 

NAU 1988

(retired 2001)

Robert Johnston, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon 1980)

Medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature

NAU 1989 (retired 2008)

Ekkehart Malotki, Ph.D., Professor

(Ph.D., Westfälische Wilhelms–Universität Münster, Germany 1976)

Latin and German, Hopi language and culture, rock art

 

NAU 1977 (retired 2004)

Karen Melissa Marcus, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., University of California–Santa Barbara; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University 1990)

Nineteenth century French literature, translation

NAU 1990 (retired)

Karl E. Webb, Ph.D., Professor

(B.A., Brigham Young University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 1969)

German and Austrian literature and art, humanities of central Europe

 

NAU 1984 (retired 2003)