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MARIA CLAUDIA ANDRE
Spanish Professor

(x7911) - MMC 220
e-mail: andre@hope.edu
FAX: 395-7559

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Education

  • A.B. Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, 1982
  • Ph.D. SUNY Albany, 1995
  • Brief Biography

        María Claudia André (Claudine) is a Professor of Hispanic American Literature and Latin American studies at Hope College, Holland, Michigan. She holds a B.A. in Translation and Interpretation from the Universidad del Salvador (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and a Ph.D. in Latin American and Spanish literature from the SUNY Albany, NY (1995). She has presented papers at national and international conferences and published articles in several literary journals. She is the editor Chicanas and Latin American Women Writers: Exploring the Realm of the Kitchen as a Self-Empowering Site (Edwin Mellen Press, 2001), Antología de Escritoras Argentinas Contemporáneas (Editorial Biblos, Buenos Aires), co-editor of Entre mujeres: colaboraciones, influencias e intertextualidades en la literatura y el arte latinoamericano (Red internacional del libro, Santiago de Chile, 2004), editor of Iconos femeninos latinos e hispanoamericanos. (Floricanto Press, 2006), editor and translator of Seven Plays by Argentine Playwright Susana Torres Molina (Edwin Mellen Press, 2007), co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Latin American Women Writers (Routledge, 2008), co-editor of En esa habitacion propia (Sirpus, 2010), Dramaturgas argentinas de los an~os 29 (Editorial Nueva Generacion, 2010), and Co-editor of The Woman in Latin American and Spanish Literature: Essays on Iconic Characters (McFarland, 2012).


    BERTA CARRASCO
    Spanish Professor

    (x7957)- MMC 212
    e-mail: carrasco@hope.edu
    FAX: 395-7559

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    Education

  • BA, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid 2005
  • MA, Western Michigan University, 2007
  • Ph.D., Western Michigan University, 2011
  • Brief Biography

    Dr. Berta Carrasco was born and raised in Spain and came to Michigan for the first time to complete her study abroad program. She completed her M.A and Ph.D. at Western Michigan University and after a year at Immaculata University in Pennsylvania, she joined Hope College. Her research interests focus on women writings, especially during incarceration times. She loves teaching and enjoy teaching beginners as well as more advanced classes. 


    LILIANA DORADO
    Spanish Section Head

    (x7565) - MMC 227
    e-mail: dorado@hope.edu
    FAX: 395-7559

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    Course Links

    321. Spanish V
           Hope Catalog
    341. Intro to Literature
           Hope Catalog
    342. Modern Spanish Literature and Culture (or equivalent)
           Hope Catalog

    Education

  • B.A., Universidad Catolica, Uruguay, 1985
  • M.A., University of Florida, 1998
  • Ph.D., University of Florida, 2001

  • RODRIGO DE GRAU
    Spanish Professor

    (x7563) - MMC 208
    e-mail: degrau@hope.edu
    FAX: 395-7559


    STACEY JOHNSON
    Spanish Professor

    (x7924)- MMC 224
    e-mail: johnsons@hope.edu
    FAX: 395-7559

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    Education

  • BA, Spanish and International Studies, Union University, 1999
  • MA, Romance Languages - concentration Spanish, University of Memphis, 2002
  • EdD, Adult Education, University of Memphis, 2012
  • Brief Biography

    As a teacher and researcher, Profesora Johnson specializes in language teaching and teaching methods. Her favorite courses to teach are first year language courses and methods courses for language teachers in educational and in community settings. With experience and credentials in Spanish and ESL teaching at every age level from pre-K to university and community settings, she also has first hand experience negotiating language learning both as an avid student of languages and as a parent with her own children. She is passionate about discovering and sharing new insights into how people grow through language study. Profesora Johnson prefers to teach her courses in a hybrid/blended format (part online, part face-to-face) and describes herself as a technophile, excited to discover new media, gadgets and approaches.
    Skype: staceymargarita


    SILVIA KALLEMEYN
    On Sabbatical Fall 2014

    (x7891) - MMC 232
    e-mail: kallemeyn@hope.edu
    FAX: 395-7559

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    Course Links

    121. Spanish I
           Hope Catalog
    122. Spanish II
           Hope Catalog

    Education

  • B.R.E., Bachelor of Religious Education, Reformed Bible College, 1974
  • M.A.T., Master of Arts in Teaching, Calvin College, 1982
  • Has worked and travelled extensively throughout Latin America. Created and now teaches the Spanish for Health Professions course.


    MELISSA MULDER
    Spanish Professor

    (x7566) - MMC 214
    e-mail: mulderm@hope.edu
    FAX: 395-7559

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    Course Links

    122. Spanish II
           Hope Catalog
    221. Spanish III
           Hope Catalog
    222. Spanish IV
           Hope Catalog

    Education

  • BA, Spanish & Education, Hope College, 1999
  • MA, Latin American Literature, Purdue University, 2002

  • RENATA FERNÁNDEZ DOMINGUEZ
    Spanish Professor

    (x7314) - MMC 225
    e-mail: fernandez@hope.edu
    FAX: 395-7559

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    Education

  • B.A Universidad Veracruzana. Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico 1993
  • Ph. D Univeristy of Kentucky 2006
  • M.A University of Kansas 1997
  • Brief Biography

    Renata Fernández Domínguez is a Professor of Hispanic American Literature and Latin American Colonial Literature and Culture at Hope College, Holland, Michigan. She holds a B.A. in English from the Universidad Veracruzana (Xalapa, Veracruz, México) a Master´s in Spanish from the University of Kansas (1997) and a Ph.D. in Latin American literature from the University of Kentucky (2005). From September 2005 to June 2008 she was the on-site Director of the Kentucky Institute for International Studies in Morelia, México where she oversaw and directed specialized programs for Law Enforcement officials, Seminarians, and Healthcare Professionals. Recently she presented a paper at Carlton University (Ottawa, Canada) on indigenous rebellions in Colonial Latin America.


    DANIEL WOOLSEY
    Spanish Professor

    (x7269) - MMC 212
    e-mail: woolsey@hope.edu
    FAX: 395-7559

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    Course Links

    121. Spanish I
           Hope Catalog
    222. Spanish IV
           Hope Catalog

    Education

  • BA, Wheaton College, 1996
  • MA, Wheaton College, 1998
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2006
  • Brief Biography

    Professor Daniel Woolsey was raised and educated abroad in Santiago, Chile. At the age of four, his parents became missionaries in Chile, where they lived for over 25 years. After finishing high-school, he attended Wheaton College, IL, where he majored in French, minored in Bible and participated in Workout, the college’s theater company. After spending the summer of 1996 in France, he completed an M.A. in Educational Ministries at Wheaton, interning at Honey Rock Camp in Wisconsin and leading low-impact wilderness backpacking trips both in Wisconsin and later in Chile. Professor Woolsey taught Spanish at Wheaton as an adjunct instructor from 1998-2000, and then at Seattle Pacific University for one additional year. In the summer of 2001, he packed his bags and traveled to Bloomington, Indiana, where he would complete his Ph.D. degree, specializing in foreign language education and second language acquisition. Professor Woolsey began teaching at Hope College in 2005. In addition to his love for languages and teaching, he’s a soccer fanatic, enjoys spending time with his wife and two children (and dog), and in general loves sports and the outdoors.


    Native Assistant:

    SILVIA SEVILLA-AGUILERA
    Native Assisstant

    (x7892) – MMC 211
    e-mail: silvia.sevillaaguil@hope.edu
    FAX: 395-7559
    (x4890) – Spanish House