Faculty & Staff
Professor, Russian & Russian Literature
LS Dougherty 202 B
Research and teaching interests: Author, translator, and editor of the book, Twenty Years in a Siberian Gulag. A Memoir of the Political Prisoner. I teach in Russian and English and my research and teaching interests include Russian and Slavic Literature in Translation, the methodology of teaching Russian courses for ASU students.
LS Dougherty 210 D
Research and teaching interests: Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Poetry, Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Literature, Transatlantic Studies, Peninsular Studies, Migrations and Exile in the Spanish Speaking World
Assistant Professor, Spanish
LS Dougherty 210 A
Research and teaching interests: Spanish for the Professions (Spanish for Healthcare and Social Services). Contemporary Mexican, Central American, and Latinx literature. Latin American immigration in literature. Border theory. Gender studies. Identity theory. Representation of marginalization and otherness.
LS Dougherty 210 H
Research and teaching interests: 20th century poetry, both Peninsular and Latin American. Poetry translation. Literature and culture of Spain and Latin America. Transatlantic studies. Creative writing in poetry.
Professor, Spanish and TESL/Applied LinguisticsAssistant Department Chair
LS Dougherty 103 D
Research and teaching interests: Historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, history of the language sciences and the study of indigenous languages; Spanish, Nahuatl.
Associate Professor, French
LS Dougherty 210 K
Research and teaching interests: Teaching: French Language and Literature; Literature & Film; Political and Cultural History of Contemporary France; Crossed Cultural Glances between France, Germany, and the US. Research:19th Century Fiction and Poetry; Bridges between Literature & Philosophy; Comic Discourses in Literature & Film.
Professor, German and TESL/Applied Linguistics
Research and teaching interests: I teach all levels of German and am passionate about language teaching and helping to develop new language teachers for the future. I love working on practical projects like language textbooks, hoping that this work makes language learning more fun for students. Most recently, I've been working on campus on our project for the QEP on Global Learning.
LS Dougherty 103 B
Research and teaching interests: Teaching: Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, Border Crossings U.S. Hispanic Literature and Culture, and 20th Century Spanish and Latin American Novel. Research: Comparative Literature, and Narratives of women's immigration in relation to literature, culture, and border crossings.
Senior Lecturer, Spanish
East Hall 337
Research and teaching interests: Teach SNH 1010 - 1020 Beginning Spanish I & II, SNH 1040 - 1050 Intermediate Spanish I & II, SNH 1030 - 1060 Accelerated Beginning and Intermediate Spanish, and SNH 2005 Spanish Grammar in Context.
Visiting Assistant Professor
L S Dougherty Hall 210C
Research and teaching interests: All levels of Spanish, English as a Second Language, The Mesoamerican Cultural Tradition, Global and Intercultural Connections (Indigenous Peoples of Mexico), The Culture and Civilization of Spanish America, Field Methods in Linguistics, and Academic Discourse.
Assistant Professor, Spanish & TESL/Applied LinguisticsUndergraduate Teacher Education Program Director for World Languages
LS Dougherty 210 B
Research and teaching interests: I teach courses in language methodology, second language acquisition, computer-assisted language learning and Spanish as a second language. My research deals with the relationship between language and the constructed environment whether that be physical, hybrid, or online.
Professor, Spanish Linguistics
LS Dougherty 109 A
Research and teaching interests: I teach all levels of Spanish and specialize in Spanish linguistics. I study a wide array of second language acquisition topics and Spanish phonetics and dialectology.
Professor, German and Global Studies
LS Dougherty 205
Research and teaching interests: Teaching areas include German language and culture, medieval German literature, fairy tales, Arthurian legends, "Mittelalterrezeption" and medievalism.
Assistant Professor, French and Francophone Studies
LS Dougherty 210 F
Research and teaching interests: French Language and Literature, Francophone Cultural Aesthetics, Rhetorics of Postcoloniality, African and Africana Studies, Literature and Philosophy, Global South Studies.
LS Dougherty 202 C
Research and teaching interests: Chinese language of all levels; Twentieth-Century Chinese Poetry, Fiction, and Drama; Chinese Popular Culture; Gender Performance in Chinese Theater and Film; Melodramatic Imagination and Emotional Intimacy
Senior Lecturer, Latin and Classical Cultures
L S Dougherty 210G
Research and teaching interests: Latin; Greek and Roman mythology; Classical philosophy and religion; biblical literature; history of ideas about marriage, gender, freedom, and morality; religion and politics in America.
Per the Appalachian State University Faculty Handbook, Emeritus/Emerita/Emeritx faculty status is a privilege that may be conferred to honor a faculty member who has retired, resigned due to a long-term disability, or who has died after a distinguished professional career that included significant contributions to the University.
The title is awarded to faculty members with permanent tenure and at least ten years of employment at Appalachian State who demonstrate one or more of the following: a substantive record of scholarly achievement commensurate with national and international standards within the specific discipline; a recognized record of outstanding teaching and educational contributions; and evidence of significant service both to the University and to the candidate’s respective discipline.
- Dr. K. Martial Frindéthié (French)
- Dr. Rainer Goetz (Spanish)
- Dr. Kevin Kennedy (German)