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Dr. Daniel Morris (Ph.D., University of Oregon) is Professor of French, Director of the French Summer Language Institute, and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Southern Oregon University. A certified French OPI tester and trainer for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, he has written articles and given conference presentations on French literature, culture, film, and language pedagogy. He is the founding director of the Southern Oregon Foreign Language Articulation project, and has organized and led numerous workshops for high school language teachers.  His current research interests include French and Francophone literature, French film, French language pedagogy, and the impacts of globalization on culture. Email: morris@sou.edu

ASL

ASL Faculty

Office: Central 210

Phone: 541 552-6435

e-mail: wassermas@sou.edu

Office: Central 210

Phone: 541 552-6435

e-mail: jolliffee@sou.edu

 

 

French

French Faculty

DanOffice: Central 205

Office Hours: MW 10:30-1:00; TR 10:30-12:00; or by appointment

Phone: 541 552-6740

e-mail: morris@sou.edu

Dr. Daniel Morris (Ph.D., University of Oregon) is Professor of French, Director of the French Summer Language Institute, and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Southern Oregon University. A certified French OPI tester and trainer for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, he has written articles and given conference presentations on French literature, culture, film, and language pedagogy. He is the founding director of the Southern Oregon Foreign Language Articulation project, and has organized and led numerous workshops for high school language teachers.  His current research interests include French and Francophone literature, French film, French language pedagogy, and the impacts of globalization on culture. Email: morris@sou.edu

goldingOffice: Central 215

Office Hours: TW 10:30-12:00; or by appointment

Phone: 541 552-6741

e-mail: golding@sou.edu

Dr. Marianne Golding, (Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles) received her PhD in French Literature from UCLA and is Professor of French at Southern Oregon University, where she has taught since 1998. She teaches beginning through advanced French courses and is particularly interested in Autobiography, Feminist Literature, and Francophone Literature, Culture and Film. In addition to various articles and conference presentations, she authored the second edition of The Graded French Reader.

 

 

German

German Faculty

Office:  Central 208

Office Hours: MW 10:30-12:00 and Friday by appointment

Phone: 541 552-6744

e-mail: pylechr@sou.edu

Japanese

Japanese Faculty

yamanouchi tnOffice:  Central 214

Office Hours:  Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-11:55

Phone: 541 552-8017

e-mail: yamanouy@sou.edu

 

Spanish

Spanish Faculty

anneconnor

Office: Central 217

Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 12:30-2:00 or by appointment

Phone: 541 552-6743

e-mail: connora@sou.edu

Educational Background

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 2004
MA Vanderbilt University, 1998
BA Brown University, 1994

Dr. Connor, Professor of Spanish, is particularly interested in Contemporary Latin American Literature, U.S. Latino Literature and Culture, Women Writers of Latin America, and Music and Culture of Latin America.

ariel

Office: Central 207

Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:30-12:20 or by appt.

Phone: 541 552-7047

e-mail: tumbagaa@sou.edu

Dr. Ariel Zatarain Tumbaga received a Ph.D. Hispanic Languages and Literatures at UCLA.  Before coming to Southern Oregon University, he worked at UCLA and CSULA teaching Spanish and literature.  His research interests are in Twentieth Century Mexican literature and culture, focusing on the representation of indigenous people.  He is also pursuing research on race concepts in Mexico, Latin America in general, and among Chicanos/Mexican Americans. 

Teaching

Dr. Tumbaga teaches classes on the representation of indigenous people in Mexican culture and Latin American culture, as well as Mexican Race Concepts.  In addition to Intermediate and Advanced Language Courses, he also teaches Introductory Literature classes on Spanish and Latin American literature.   

Publications

His publication, “Arraigamiento: Contesting Hegemonies in Alfredo Véa Jr.’s La Maravilla,” in Aztlán: Journal of Chicano Studies focuses on Chicano-Yaqui writers and the “arraigamiento” concept that ties Yoeme identity to the sacred Yaqui territory.   

His forthcoming article, “Vampires in Balún Canán: The monstrous and Dzulúm” in Hispanic Issues, deals with Rosario Castellanos’ intertwining of indigenous and women’s oppression through the concept of monstrosity. 

His most recent forthcoming essay is an analysis of La “India” María’s first film, Tonta, tonta, pero no tanto (1972), as part of a tradition of “ethnographic cinema.” 

sullivan tn

Office: Central 203

Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-11:30; Wednesday 3:30-4:30; or by appointment

Phone: 541 552-6737

e-mail: sullivanb@sou.edu

Educational Background

PhD, University of New Mexico, 1992
MA, University of Texas at El Paso, 1985
BA, Drake University, 1971

Academic Interests and Background

Dr. Sullivan, a former Peace Corps volunteer, lived 4 years in Costa Rica, followed by 18 along the U.S. Mexico Border. From 1992 until 2000 he was an instructor of Spanish and ESL at El Paso Community College where he also coordinated student and faculty excursions into the Mexican interior. Brian then worked as an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Teaching Methods at Keene State College of New Hampshire - a similar post he eventually held the first time he was hired by SOU (2003-2005). After another year of teaching and doing research on the Border, Brian returned to SOU in the fall of 2006 to teach Spanish. In his spare time he translates and writes his own creative work.

olsen tn

Office: Central 212

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00-12:00 or by appointment

Phone: 541 552-6814

e-mail: olsenv@sou.edu

Educational Background

Ed.M. Oregon State University
B.A. Texas A&M University: Graduated with Highest Honors
Adult and Higher Education Specialist
Spanish Language Studies at U.N.A.M. and Madrid

Academic Interests and Background

Focus on Adult Education: Language Proficiency and Critical/Creative Thinking

To learn academic Spanish, Dr. Olsen studied grammar, literature, and composition at the University of Mexico and more recently studied the works of the Spanish mystical poets in Spain. Besides teaching Spanish classes at SOU, Dr. Olsen also teaches a distance education class for Rogue Community College and facilitates workshops for the state of Oregon.

 

 

Spanish
Dr. Anne Connor
Anne Connor, Ph.D.
Lucy DeFranco, M.A.
Lucy DeFranco, M.A.
Dr. Ariel Tumbaga
Ariel Tumbaga, Ph.D.
Viola Olsen, Ed.M.
Viola Olsen, Ed.M.
Scott Rex, Ph.D.
Scott Rex, Ph.D.
Brian Sullivan, Ph.D.
Brian Sullivan, Ph.D.
Lady Vanderlip, M.A.
Lady Vanderlip, M.A.