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  • Dr. Florian Preisig, Department Chair
    Dr. Florian Preisig, Department Chair
    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 play tennis, read, garden, listen to music, and eat out.

  • Marge Andrews
    Marge Andrews
    Senior Lecturer - Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133E
    Phone: (509) 359-6009
  • Mike Arnot, Adjunct
    Mike Arnot, Adjunct
    Adjunct - Spanish
    PAT 133F
    Phone: 359-6860
  • 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
    Fax: (509) 359-2861
  • Chiu Hsin Lin
    Chiu Hsin Lin
    Adjunct
    PAT 129B
    Phone: 359-7983
  • Miguel Novella
    Miguel Novella
    Professor of Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133D
    Phone: (509) 359-2338
    Fax: (509) 359-7855
  • Dr. Gina Mikel Petrie
    Dr. Gina Mikel Petrie
    Professor of ESLG
    Patterson Hall 133H
    Phone: (509) 359-6124
  • Melissa Pilant
    Melissa Pilant
    Adjunct ASL
  • Modern Languages Staff
    Modern Languages Staff
    Adjunct Staff

  • Sara Preisig, Adjunct
    Sara Preisig, Adjunct
    French Adjunct
    Patterson 133K
    Phone: (509) 359-6082
    Fax: (509) 359-7855

    Sara Preisig completed her BA in French literature at Whitman College in 1988. In 1989 she moved to Paris where she stayed for six years working at an accounting firm, powerlifting for a nationally ranked team, and studying at the University of Paris-Nanterre. In 1995 she obtained her Maitrise in teaching French as a second/foreign language and moved to Baltimore, Maryland. After seven years at the Johns Hopkins University, two of which were spent doing research at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, she received her PhD in medieval French literature. From there, she taught for a year at the University of Mississippi before moving here to Cheney in 2003.

    Sara Preisig’s current interests include transcription of medieval manuscripts, translation, early French crime novels and cinema of all kinds.

  • Melissa Ratsch
    Melissa Ratsch
    Adjunct, ASL
  • Vickie Roig, Secretary
    Vickie Roig, Secretary
    Secretary, Modern Languages and the English Language Institute
    Patterson Hall 133O
    Phone: 509 359-2481
    Fax: 509 359-7855
  • José Rojas
    José Rojas
    Spanish Lecturer
    Patterson 133M
    Phone: (509) 359-2738
    Fax: (509) 359-7855

    José Rojas is from Mérida, Venezuela. He has a BA from the University of Hotel school of Venezuela and a BA from EWU. Also he finished his Master in Spanish Language and Culture at the University Of Salamanca, Spain. He is interested in the Latin-American cultures. Due to his first career, Jose was able to live in many different countries around the world. Therefore, he promotes incorporating the differences in cultures into his classes.

    In his spare time he likes to play soccer, read about World War II, and cooking and eating out with his wife and kids.

  • Dr. Natalia Ruiz Rubio
    Dr. Natalia Ruiz Rubio
    Assistant Professor of Spanish
    Patterson Hall 133C
    Phone: (509) 359-7955
  • Parker Shaw
    Parker Shaw
    Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • 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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