Faculty and Staff


Lesley Pleasant, Professor of German

Dr. Lesley Pleasant

Professor of German

Olmsted Hall, Room 355

Lesley C. Pleasant received her BA in German Studies from Dartmouth College and an MA and PhD in German Literature from the University of Virginia. She teaches all levels of German language, literature, and culture, as well as International Film, First Year Seminar, and the senior capstone course for language majors. Her research interests include 19th - 21st century German theater/drama (Büchner, Heiner Müller, Franz Castorf), the divided Germany (Sarah Kirsch, Christa Wolf, Wende texts and films), film (especially diasporic cinema), the image of the US in German literature and film, as well as Animal Studies and Environmental Humanities.


Lorena Andueza, Associate Professor of Spanish

Dr. Lorena Andueza

Associate Professor of Spanish

Olmsted Hall, Room 360

P. Lorena Andueza has a PhD and a MA degree in Hispanic Linguistics from The Ohio State University. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic philology in University of Deusto (Spain) and a master’s degree from the University of Antonio Nebrija (Spain) in teaching Spanish as a second language. Her research centers on Hispanic Pragmatics, Semantics, and Syntax. She teaches Spanish and Hispanic Linguistics courses in the foreign languages department, and courses in Language Acquisition and Methodology in the department of education.
Edward Curran, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Dr. Edward Curran

Assistant Professor of Spanish


Edward Curran received his PhD in Hispanic Literature from the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University. His teaching and research interests include: twentieth-century Spanish literature, photography, film, monuments, material culture, as well as photography theory and visual studies. In addition to teaching language, literature, and culture courses, he was actively involved with Cornell’s writing program not only as a seminar instructor for undergraduates, but also as a co-facilitator who trained graduate students to develop their own first year seminars or incorporate writing pedagogy in their discussion sections of lecture courses. He was awarded the Buttrick-Crippen Fellowship from the Knight Institute for devising an object-based writing seminar at Cornell’s Johnson Museum of Art, which culminated in a student-curated photography exhibition of works from the collection. As a result of this collaboration, he received the James Slevin Prize for developing a series of assignment sequences which culminated in students writing interpretive object labels for the show.
Diana Rodriguez Quevedo, Associate Professor of Spanish

Dr. Diana Rodriguez Quevedo

Associate Professor of Spanish

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 58

Diana Rodríguez Quevedo received her PhD in Spanish – Latin American Literature from the University of Toronto. Prior to coming to the University of Evansville, she taught at the University of Toronto and was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for one year. She has taught a wide variety of courses that include elementary to advanced Spanish, Latin American culture and civilization, Spanish conversation, business Spanish, and Latin America literature. Her research focuses on non-canonical texts of Latin America, such as testimonio narratives and songs. Her dissertation examined texts dealing with the phenomenon of forced internal displacement in the 20th and 21st centuries in Colombia.

French Adjunct Faculty

Front of Olmsted Hall

Miss Stacy Black

Adjunct/Foreign Language


Spanish Adjunct Faculty

Front of Olmsted Hall

Mrs. Clara Boyles

Adjunct/Foreign Language


Cindy Crowe, Adjunct, Emeritus Faculty

Mrs. Cindy Crowe

Adjunct, Emeritus Faculty

Olmsted Hall, Room 352


Marisa Knox, Administrative Assistant for Foreign Languages and Cultures and Archaeology

Mrs. Marisa Knox

Administrative Assistant for Foreign Languages and Cultures and Archaeology

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Room 350, Olmsted Administration Hall