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Lisa Contreras

Instructor in Spanish; Director, Language Lab; Director, Foreign Language Festival

Haupt Humanities 316A
Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

Phone: (859) 233-8128
e-mail Lisa Contreras

“The energy generated by the interaction between the students and the instructor is exhilarating. Every day that I walk out of the classroom after another great class, I'm reminded of our goal here at Transy: that everyone who passes through these doors become a Lifelong Learner. I can happily include myself in that group because, my engagement in this happy profession means that I will never stop learning until the last handful of dirt is cast on my last resting place. So much of that learning has been stimulated by comments and discoveries made by students in my classes. It's been and continues to be a very rewarding partnership in myriad ways.”

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Academic history
Ph.D. (ABD), University of Kentucky
M.A., University of Kentucky
B.A., Arizona State University

Courses taught at Transylvania
Spanish Conversation,
Spanish Composition and Grammar,
Social Justice Themes in Hispanic-American Film,
FYS (First Year Seminar)

Areas of Research:
Chicano Literature 1950s-1980s,
19th and 20th century Indigenist Literature of Ecuador and Peru,
Dominican "decima" poetry of Juan Antonio Alix

Professional memberships:
AAUP (Association of University Professors)
Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honorary

Additional Info:
Faculty Mentor, Transylvania Catholic Organization

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