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Faculty & Staff

  • Marge Andrews
    Marge Andrews
    Senior Lecturer - Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133E
    Phone: (509) 359-6009
  • Patrick Foster
    Patrick Foster
    Director, Modern Languages Learning Center
    Patterson Hall 216A
    Phone: (509) 359-6002
  • Dr. José García Sánchez
    Dr. José García Sánchez
    Professor of Spanish, Director of Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133N
    Phone: (509) 359-2862

    Dr. García-Sánchez obtained a Licenciatura in Spanish Philology from the University of Salamanca, Spain (1989), and a Master of Arts (1993) and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University (1996). His research focuses on the 18th and 19th century Transatlantic travel narrative, with special interest on logs written by Spanish explorers in the Pacific Northwest. His line of research in this corpus of study is founded on Discourse Analysis and Postcolonial Theory.


    Dr. García Sánchez has taught all levels of Spanish at EWU. He is the Director of the Summer Program in Salamanca, Spain.

  • Dr. Margaret L. Heady
    Dr. Margaret L. Heady
    Professor of French, Modern Languages & Literatures
    Patterson Hall 133J
    Phone: (509) 359-2861
  • Dr. Wayne B. Kraft
    Dr. Wayne B. Kraft
    Professor of German
    Patterson Hall 133A
    Phone: (509) 359-2859
  • Dr. Barbara Loste
    Dr. Barbara Loste
    Senior Lecturer - Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133G
    Phone: (509) 359-6938
    Barbara Loste holds a B.A. in Art from Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, an M.A. in Communications/Latin American Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City. In 2000, she completed a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane.

    At EWU, Barbara Loste has taught beginning and intermediate Spanish and Introduction to Hispanic/Latino Literature. She functions as a team leader for EWU’s Advanced Languages Program in the high schools.  Previously, Barbara directed 1492: An Ongoing Voyage, a bilingual exhibition at the Library of Congress, and was a consultant with the USDA Forest Service for development projects Central America and the Caribbean.  She has lived and worked throughout Latin America, has traveled in Spain, and enjoys exploring cultural diversity with her students.

    In her free time, Barbara likes to paint, garden, travel, and watch films. She volunteers with the Spokane Arts Commission, the Museum of Arts and Culture, and Hermanas Spokane, a non-profit organization that supports rural women and their families in El Salvador.
  • Miguel Novella
    Miguel Novella
    Professor of Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133D
    Phone: (509) 359-2338
  • Dr. Gina Mikel Petrie
    Dr. Gina Mikel Petrie
    Professor of ESLG
    Patterson Hall 133H
    Phone: (509) 359-6124
  • Dr. Florian Preisig
    Dr. Florian Preisig
    Professor of French, Modern Languages & Literatures Department Chair
    Patterson Hall 133P
    Phone: (509) 359-6001

    Florian Preisig is from Geneva, Switzerland. He has a BA from the university of Geneva and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore). He is a specialist of Renaissance French literature. His book Clément Marot et les métamorphoses de l’auteur à l’aube de la Renaissance was published in 2004. It is a discussion of the condition of authors in the years 1500s through the analysis of early editions, commercial practices, self-promotion, patronage, and so on.

    Florian Preisig became associate professor at Eastern Washington University in 2009. He teaches French language at various levels, French culture and civilization, and French literature (seventeenth century, eighteenth century).  In the Honors program he teaches “Intellectual tradition: from the middle ages to the Renaissance.” He is the Modern Languages and Literatures Department Chair and co-directs the Nice Program and the master’s program.

    In his spare time he likes to coach U-8 soccer, play tennis, read, garden, listen to music, and eat out.

  • Vickie Roig
    Vickie Roig
    Secretary, Modern Languages and the English Language Institute
    Patterson Hall 133O
    Phone: 509 359-2481
  • Dr. Natalia Ruiz Rubio
    Dr. Natalia Ruiz Rubio
    Assistant Professor of Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133C
    Phone: (509) 359-7955
  • Teiko Stradling
    Teiko Stradling
    Senior Lecturer - Japanese
    Patterson Hall 133L
    Phone: (509) 359-4873
  • Jody Stewart Strobelt
    Jody Stewart Strobelt
    Senior Lecturer - German
    Patterson Hall 133I
    Phone: (509) 359-6935
  • Dr. Sally Winkle
    Dr. Sally Winkle
    Professor of German & Director of Women's and Gender Studies
    Patterson Hall 133B and Monroe Hall 207
    Phone: (509) 359-2860 or (509) 359-2409
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