Graduate Program Faculty

Program Director

Dr. Darci Gardner
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Box 32063, L.S. Dougherty Hall
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-2928
Fax: 828-262-7079


Dr. Jean-François Fournier
Research interests: 19th Century Fiction and Poetry; Bridges between Literature & Philosophy; Comic Discourses in Literature & Film 

Dr. Darci Gardner
Research interests: 19th and 20th century France; literature and the visual arts; cognitive approaches to literature; aesthetics


Dr. Victoria Cox
Research interests: Colonial and contemporary Latin America, Argentine theatre and literature

Dr. Adrienne Erazo
Research interests: Contemporary Mexican, Central American, and Latinx literature. Latin American immigration in literature. Border theory. Gender studies. Identity theory. Representation of marginalization and otherness.

Dr. Andres Fisher
Research interests: Contemporary poetry in Spain and Latin America, poetry translation, cultural studies, creative writing

Dr. Catherine Fountain
Research interests: Language change and variation, multilingualism and language policy, indigenous languages of the Americas 

Dr. Maria Patricia Ortiz
Research interests: Contemporary Hispanic comparative literature, Hispanic authors in the US, Gender studies

Dr. Benito del Pliego
Research interests: Contemporary poetry in Spain and Latin America, literature and migrations of Spanish speakers, creative writing

Dr. Benjamin Souza
Research interests: Bilingualism, second language phonology, effects of frequency on language production

LLC and Applied Linguistics

Dr. Beverly Moser
Research interests: Discourse analysis of and acquisition of L2 reading, writing skills, teaching methodology

Dr. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand
Research interests: Medieval German culture and literature, Middle Ages and Arthurian literature and arts, fairy tales

Dr. Paul Sebastian
Research interests: Foreign language methodology, second language acquisition, computer-assisted language learning, and linguistic landscapes