Faculty and Staff

Chair

Lesley Pleasant, Associate Professor of German, Department Chair of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Dr. Lesley Pleasant

Associate Professor of German, Department Chair of Foreign Languages and Cultures

Olmsted Hall, Room 355
812-488-2967
lp84@evansville.edu

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.

Faculty

Lorena Andueza, Associate Professor of Spanish

Dr. Lorena Andueza

Associate Professor of Spanish

Olmsted Hall, Room 360
812-488-2174
pa55@evansville.edu

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.
Front of Olmsted Hall

Dr. Carly Bahler

Adjunct/Foreign Language

812-488-2290
cb418@evansville.edu

Carly Bahler received her PhD with a concentration in French Linguistics from Indiana University Bloomington. For UE she teaches both theoretical and applied advanced seminars incorporating variation and linguistics, and has also taught third-year conversation/composition and translation. Other teaching interests include advanced grammar and French phonetics. Her research focuses on varieties of North American French (Québec, Acadia, Louisiana, New England), specifically with regard to bilingualism and language contact (including language shift), and minority/heritage languages. She recently explored the nature of the obsolescent French in northern Maine's Saint John Valley from both a morphosyntactic and sociolinguistic perspective, and has worked in comparative lexicography synthesizing North American French varieties, French dialects of the Hexagon, and French-based creoles. Other research interests include the construction and expression of Acadian identity across the diaspora and French identity in New England.
Cindy Crowe, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Mrs. Cindy Crowe

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Olmsted Hall, Room 357
812-488-1029
cc109@evansville.edu

A native of Evansville, Cindy Crowe earned both her BA and her MA from UE. She previously taught English at a state business college in Mexico and worked as a Spanish and English language trainer for global businesses. Since 2005, she has taught Spanish at UE. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Sigma Iota, and Sigma Delta Pi. In the community, she is a member of the Newburgh History Club, an officer on the board of a local nonprofit, president of the board at Trinity Anglican Church, special events chairperson on Rose Hill Cemetery’s Board of Directors, and the local coordinator for the national Wreaths Across America project to honor veterans.
Edward Curran, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Dr. Edward Curran

Assistant Professor of Spanish

812-488-2585
ec172@evansville.edu

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.
John Meredig, Assistant Professor of German and Russian

Dr. John Meredig

Assistant Professor of German and Russian

Olmsted Hall, Room 359
812-488-2346
jm3@evansville.edu

John Meredig received his PhD in Slavic Linguistics with a minor in Germanic Linguistics from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign in 1997. He has masters degrees in Slavic Linguistics from Illinois and in Russian from Middlebury College. He holds a BS in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was later certified to teach high school German. His chief interests are historical/comparative linguistics and the evolution of language, and he has done numerous translations from Russian to English. Other major interests include ecology, birding, lepidoptery, and sylviculture.
Diana Rodriguez Quevedo, Associate Professor of Spanish

Dr. Diana Rodriguez Quevedo

Associate Professor of Spanish

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 58
812-488-2457
dr130@evansville.edu

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.

Staff

Marisa Knox, Administrative Assistant for Foreign Languages, Philosophy and Religion, and Archaeology and Art History

Mrs. Marisa Knox

Administrative Assistant for Foreign Languages, Philosophy and Religion, and Archaeology and Art History
mk52@evansville.edu
812-488-2165

Office Phone:
812-488-2165

Office Email:
mk52@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 350, Olmsted Administration Hall