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Professor of Spanish

Chair of Department, 1990 - 1997

Language Section:  Spanish
Languages Taught:  Spanish
Other Languages Read or Spoken:  Hungarian, German, Italian
Country of Birth:  Austria


  • A.B., John Carroll University,  magna cum laude
  • M.A., Case - Western Reserve University.
  • Ph.D., Case - Western Reserve University

Honors & Awards:

  • George E. Grauel Faculty Research Fellowship; 1980, 1994, 2001, 2007
  • John Carroll University Summer Research Fellowship; 1994, 2000, 2004, 2006
  • Council for International Exchange of Scholars Nominee for Fulbright Research Grant to Hungary, 1992-1993
  • (N.E.H.) National Endowment for the Humanities Institute on Alfonsine Contributions to Medieval Spanish Literature and Culture, University of Kentucky, 1990
  • (N.E.H.) National Endowment for the Humanities Institute on Medieval Spain, Fordham University, 1987
  • Exxon Education Foundation Grant, Workshop for the Development of Foreign Language and Literature Programs, MLA Convention, Los Angeles, 1982
  • Fulbright Hays Research Scholar, Spain, 1972-1973

Special Service:

  • Chairperson of Department, 1990 - 1997

Areas of Specialization in Teaching:

  • All levels of Spanish Language, Hispanic Culture, Civilization & Literature

Areas of Specialization in Scholarship & Research:

  • Medieval Spanish Literature
  • Cinema, especially of Spain, Latin America, Hungary
  • Feminism and Cultural Studies
  • Hungarian and Hungarian-American Studies
  • European Cinema
  • Hispanic Women Writers

Publications - Books:

  • Spain's Literary Legacy. Ed. and author. University Press of the South, Inc. 2005
  • The Lapidary of King Alfonso X the Learned.  An English Edition.  Forward by John E. Keller.  Co-authored with Ingrid Bahler.  University Press of the South, Inc. 1997.  
  • Treasury of Hungarian Love;  Poems, Quotations, and Proverbs in Hungarian and English.  Hippocrene Books, Inc., 1996.
  • Of Kings and Poets:  Cancionero Poetry of the Trastámara Courts. Co-authored with Ingrid Bahler.  Peter Lang, Inc., 1992.
  • Manual terapéutico para el adulto con dificultades del habla y lenguaje, Tomo I, Una selección de materiales de estímulo.  Co-authored with Ingrid Bahler.  Visiting Nurse Service, 1985.
  • Numerous essays, articles, translations, reviews in journals, encyclopedias, books.

Community Service / Organizations
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