Click on each professor’s name to learn more on their “Meet your professor” page.

** To contact a professor via email, copy the username in parentheses and add @ksu.edu **


Dr. Rebecca Bender (rmbender)

PhD, Spanish Literature (Penn State University)
Twitter: @rebeccadactyl
Website/Blog: www.rebeccambender.com

Professor Bender teaches courses in Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture. She also created and leads our annual summer study abroad program in Spain, “Spain Today: Madrid, Pamplona, Barcelona”.

faculty_courbouDr. Angélique Courbou (angeli)

PhD, Counseling and Student Development  (Kansas State University)

Professor Courbou advises Spanish majors and minors and teaches courses in Spanish Composition & Grammar and Introduction to Translation, and French IV.

faculty_depaoliDr. María Teresa DePaoli (mmtzotz)

PhD, Spanish Literature (Purdue University)
Professor DePaoli teaches courses in Latin American and Latinx Literature and Cultures, as well as Spanish 531, Spanish for Medical and Social Services.

IMG_4617Dr. Andie Faber (afaber)

PhD, Spanish (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/andiefaber

Professor Faber teaches courses in Spanish language, translation, and advanced grammar, as well as graduate classes in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Pedagogy.

Yasmín Gavigan (yasedi)

MA, Modern Languages-Spanish  (Kansas State University)

Yasmin  teaches Spanish I-IV and Intermediate Spanish Conversation. She is the assistant coordinator of the Spanish Basic Language program.

faculty-giblin-CuencaDr. John Giblin (jgiblin)

PhD, Spanish Literature (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Professor Giblin teaches courses in Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture, and his research projects center on Early Modern Baroque genres, specifically on Miguel de Cervantes and the Picaresque novel.

faculty_hale-portraitDr. Raelynne Hale (raehale)

PhD, Spanish Literature (University of California, Riverside)

Professor Hale teaches courses in Spanish American Literature and Culture, and her research projects center on Ecocriticism and Environmental Literature in Spanish America, especially Mexico and Colombia.

faculty_kanostDr. Laura Kanost (lakanost)

PhD, Spanish Literature (University of Kansas)
Twitter: @LauraKanost

Professor Kanost offers courses in Latin American Literature and Culture, Translation, and Interpretation. She is a certified Spanish>English translator and led the creation of K-State’s unique Spanish Translation minor.

faculty_valentinriveraDr. Laura Valentín-Rivera (lvalentin)

PhD, Spanish Linguistics (Texas Tech University)
Twitter: @lvalentinr85

Professor Valentin-Rivera teaches courses in Spanish linguistics, Spanish for heritage speakers, and Spanish 410 (Composition and Grammar). She also created and leads our summer study abroad program in Mexico: “Spanish and Culture in Mexico” with K-State Faculty and Students


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Twitter: @KStateModLangs

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