Academic Programs



“The professors at Transylvania are unlike teachers at any other school, and you can tell the difference the minute you walk into a classroom. It’s the look they get in their eyes when they begin teaching, it's the way they smile when students really get into discussion. They care about what they teach, and they care that we, as students, are learning.

"And that makes all the difference. At Transy, our professors don’t treat us like numbers; we’re more than just names on a roster. We are learners, and they are here to teach us everything they can, to make sure the passion lives on.”

—Della McDonald ’14

LACS Faculty

  • Bocketty

    Gregg P. Bocketti, Assistant Professor of History; Co-director

    Ph.D., M.A., Tulane University, 2004, 1998; B.A., Hartwick College, 1995
  • Jeremy Paden

    Jeremy Paden, Assistant Professor of Spanish; Co-director

    Ph.D., Emory University, 2004; M.A., University of Memphis, 1998; B.A., Harding University, 1996
  • Alan Bartley

    William Alan Bartley, Associate Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2000; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1998; B.A., Transylvania University, 1993
  • Chris Begley

    Christopher Begley, Associate Professor of Anthropology

    Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1999; M.S., University of Chicago, 1992; B.A., Transylvania University, 1988

  • Lisa Contreras

    Lisa M. Contreras, Instructor in Spanish

    Ph.D. (ABD), University of Kentucky; M.A., University of Kentucky; B.A., Arizona State University
  • Veronica Dean-Thacker

    Veronica Dean-Thacker, Professor of Spanish

    Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1986; M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1981; B.A., Nazareth College, 1978
  • Martha Ojeda

    Martha Ojeda, Associate Professor of Spanish and French

    Ph.D., M.A., University of Kentucky, 1998, 1993; B.A., Berea College, 1991
  • Brian Rich

    Brian L. Rich, Professor of Sociology

    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1993; M.A., California State University, East Bay, 1984; B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1981

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