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Spanish at Carthage

Faculty

  • Richard Sperber

    Associate Professor of Modern Languages

    Professor Richard Sperber teaches both German and Spanish at Carthage. His teaching and research interests include colonial and postcolonial studies, Pacific studies, the Spanish Civil War, 19th and 20th century German literature, and 20th century Spanish literature.

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  • Matt Borden

    Associate Professor of Modern Languages

    Since joining the Carthage faculty, Professor Borden has focused his efforts and research on the areas of Spanish Language Pedagogy, Community Engagement Learning, Interdisciplinary Teaching, Cervantes’ Don Quixote, and Study Tours abroad. He has given nearly forty public presentations at conferences related to these fields, as well as another ten invited lectures under various formats at peer institutions. Among his conferences presentations are fourteen separate international talks in Brazil, China, the Dominican Republic, England, Puerto Rico, and Spain.

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  • Sarah Cyganiak

    Assistant Professor of Modern Languages

    Professor Sarah Cyganiak teaches courses in Spanish and helps organize the annual International Poetry Festival. Before coming to Carthage in 2007, she was an adjunct instructor at Marquette University.

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  • Erik Kulke

    Director of Education Abroad, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages

    Professor Erik Kulke teaches Spanish language, literature and civilization courses, as well as cultural awareness and Global Heritage classes. As the primary point of contact for study abroad, he works with Carthage students as they prepare for and participate in their international study experiences.

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  • Edward Montanaro

    Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Economics

    Professor Edward Montanaro has 25 years of experience as a research economist. He holds a joint appointment in Modern Languages and Economics, teaches courses in methods/materials in modern language and advanced Spanish, and serves as the director of Carthage’s Target Language Expert Program. 

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  • Maribel Morales Martinez

    Assistant Professor of Modern Languages

    Maribel Morales Martinez joined the Carthage faculty in 2006 after teaching at the Kenosha Unified School District in the Transitional Bilingual Program for three years. At Carthage, she teaches courses in Spanish language, Spanish literature, and Western Heritage; promotes multicultural awareness by participating in numerous international events; and is the advisor for the Latin/Belly Dance Club.

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  • Isabel Rivero-Vila

    Assistant Professor of Modern Languages

    Isabel Rivero-Vilá came to Carthage in 2004 after teaching Spanish at several institutions in Brittany and Normandy (Lycée de L’Elorn, Lycée Jean d’ Arc, Lycée Coat-Mez) and Colegio Delibes in Salamanca, Spain. She also taught French at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca and at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. At Carthage, she teaches courses in Spanish and French, serves as advisor to the International Friendship Society, and helps redesign the Modern Languages web pages.

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  • Pascal Rollet

    Professor of Modern Languages

    Professor Pascal Rollet specializes in 19th century French literature and the culture of modern France. He teaches French, Spanish and Carthage Symposium courses on poetry in French or Spanish and music. Since coming to Carthage, he has been committed to the promotion of study abroad, the development of multi-cultural awareness and the use of music in the language classroom.

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  • Mimi Yang

    Professor of Modern Languages and Asian Studies

    Professor Mimi Yang speaks Chinese, Spanish, and English. As a full professor at Carthage, her current teaching and research fields focus on Spanish/Chinese languages, cross-cultural studies and themes related to international business.

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Target Language Experts

Students studying modern languages at Carthage begin their language instruction with courses taught by native speakers. Target Language Experts, or TLEs, are young university graduates from around the world who are hired by the College to teach introductory language and advanced conversation courses.
Meet the TLEs