Department of Languages and Literatures Faculty
|Sharon Sieber, Professor, Spanish. Ph.D.
University 1992), M.A. Spanish (Indiana University 1982), B.A. English
and Journalism (Indiana University 1977). Professor
Sieber first came to ISU in 1993 and
levels of Spanish and Latin American Literature as well as 20th Century
Spanish literature. She is currently
editor of Rendezvous, ISU’s Journal of Arts and
Letters, and she is the Campus Fulbright Program Adviser.
|H. Cathleen Tarp, Associate Professor, Spanish. Ph.D
Romance Languages (University of New
Mexico 1999); M.A. Hispanic Literature, (University of New Mexico
1996); B.A. English Literature (University of Idaho 1992). Dr.
Tarp’s areas of specialization are the
Spanish Middle Ages
and Baroque. Current research interests include the grotesque, the
Spanish prose romance, and narratology in the context of the
development of prose fiction. Dr.Tarp is a certified medical
interpreter and a qualified legal interpreter. She is also faculty
advisor for Sigma Delta Pi,
the National Spanish Honor Society, and the ISU student organization,
Entrepeneurs of America.
|Daniel Hunt, Associate Professor, Spanish. B.A. English (Idaho State University 1990), M.A. English (Idaho State University 1987), B.A. Spanish and Anthropology (Idaho State University 1980). Dr. Hunt teaches all levels of Spanish language, as well as courses in Spanish American Literature, Business Spanish, Literature in Translation, and Honors Humanities. Recent research includes humor, politics, and history in the novela negra and in the Spanish American chronicle, and teaching the poetry of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Founder and director of the weekly Tertulia.|
|Anna Hiller, Assistant Professor, Spanish. Anna E. Hiller received her doctorate in 2010 from the University of California, Berkeley, with specializations in Modern Spanish Literature and Translation Studies, and additional minor emphases in Latin American and German Literatures. She has worked as a translator in the emergency room in San Mateo, California, and is qualified as a medical interpreter/translator in the state of Idaho. Her research interests include translation theory, ecocriticism, and the use of technology in the classroom as a means of enhancing student engagement. Dr. Hiller also recently published a collection of critical translations with Dover Publications, Great Spanish and Latin American Short Stories of the 20th Century.|
|David Heath, Senior Lecturer, Spanish. David Heath, Senior Lecturer MA Latin American Studies (University of Kansas), BA Spanish (Idaho State University). Mr. Heath teaches first and second year Spanish, and has taught Spanish for Health Care. He is also an Early College Program liaison for several area high schools and is the coordinator for Spanish 101-102. Mr. Heath lived in Puerto Rico for two years and has an interest in the Spanish-speaking cultures of the Caribbean.|
|Sarah McCurry, Assistant Lecturer, Spanish and Language Lab Supervisor. Sarah did her undergraduate work at University of Massachusetts at Boston and her graduate work at University of California at Los Angeles. She studied in Mexico and lived in Santiago, Chile for six and a half months.|
|Tamra Basset, Assistant Lecturer, Spanish. Serif Font|
|Neva Eldredge, Adjunct Instructor. Serif Font|
|Marta Robredo, Assistant Lecturer, Spanish. M.A. Spanish Literature (Washington State University 2003), B.A. Philosophy and Education, major in Psychology (University of Oviedo, Spain, 1994), First Certificate in English (University of Cambridge, England 1992). Mrs. Izquierdo Robredo is originally from Oviedo, Spain and has been living in the United States of America for ten years. While obtaining her M.A. in Spanish Literature, she was a Spanish instructor at Washington State University. She has been a lecturer in Spanish at Idaho State University since the fall of 2004.|
|Nancy Wells, Adjunct
Instructor. M.A. Spanish Linguistics (BYU), B.A. Spanish Translation and Interpretation with a minor in International Relations (BYU).
While working on her M.A. at BYU, Mrs. Wells taught first and second year Spanish at BYU. Mrs. Wells came to ISU as a lecturer in 1993 and taught first and second year Spanish at ISU for seven years before taking a break to spend time with her family. She has recently returned to ISU to teach as an Adjunct Instructor. During her years of absence she has spent numerous hours working and serving in the public school system with English Language Learners and their families. She enjoys translating and interpreting for the families and school staff members. She has lived in Uruguay, Spain, and Mexic, and she loves to travel.
|Andrea Kayser, Instructor, Spanish. Andrea holds a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, and earned an M.A. in Anthropology from Idaho State University in 2013. She lived in the Republic of Panama from 1999 to 2008, and has worked as a cultural anthropologist, archaeologist, and translator. She is on the staff of the Idaho Museum of Natural History and is a founding member of the ISU Kendo Club. She teaches first-year Spanish.|