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Dr. Abbey Poffenberger

Dr. Abbey Poffenberger
  • Dept. Chair, Associate Professor of Spanish
  • Department: Languages, Cultures, & Humanities
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 114
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: abbey.poffenberger@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996
  • Office Hours: By appointment

Dr. Javier Alvarez-Jaimes

Dr. Javier Alvarez-Jaimes
  • Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • Department: Languages, Cultures, & Humanities
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower C, Room 117
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 115
  • Email: Javier.Alvarez@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-1467
  • Office Hours: MWF 10:00 am -11:00 am / TR 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Expert Areas: Research: Contemporary Latin American literature, film, journalism and culture, popular culture, urban studies, cultural geography, spatial theory, eco-criticism, theories of representation, subaltern studies, geopolitics. Creative: Visual and Studio Arts, painting, drawing, illustrating, mural, graffiti.

Life Blumberg

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  • Adjunct Instructor of Classical Latin
  • Department: Languages, Cultures, & Humanities
  • Office: Patterson House
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 115
  • Email: Life.Blumberg@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-1467
  • Office Hours: By appointment or online

Julia Cilona

Julia Cilona
  • Adjunct Instructor of Spanish, E-Campus
  • Department: Dept. of Languages, Cultures, and Humanities
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Julia.Cilona@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996

Stacia Cook-McCoy

Stacia Cook-McCoy
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Department: Languages, Cultures, & Humanities
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 115
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 115
  • Email: Stacia.Cook-McCoy@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday - 8 am to 12 noon, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Manuel Cortés-Castañeda

Manuel Cortés-Castañeda
  • Associate Professor of Spanish, Spanish Studies Program Coordinator, Advisor
  • Department: Languages, Cultures, & Humanities
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 215
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Manuel.Cortes-Castaneda@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-1536
  • Office Hours: M W F 9:00-10:00 12:00-1:00 TR 11:00-12:20

Dr. José Juan Gómez-Becerra

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  • Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • Department: Languages, Cultures, & Humanities
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower B, Room 219
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Jose.Gomez-Becerra@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996
  • Office Hours: MWF 11:00-2:30, TR 12:30-2:30 (available by appointment)
  • Expert Areas: Spanish in the U.S., Chicana/o Theatre, Latinx literature and culture

Dr. Lily Li

Dr. Lily Li
  • Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Chinese
  • Department: Languages, Cultures, & Humanities
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower C, room 122
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Lily.Li@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996
  • Expert Areas: Chinese / diasporic Chinese literature and film; Asian / Asian American Literature and film; East- West comparative literature

Dr. Erik Liddell

Dr. Erik Liddell
  • Associate Professor of Comparative Humanities
  • Department: Languages, Cultures, & Humanities
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower B, room 217
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Erik.Liddell@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2267
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Expert Areas: Comparative Literature, Literary History, Critical Theory, French, Latin, Italian


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Dr. Philip P Limerick

Philip Limerick
  • Adjunct Professor of Spanish
  • Department: Languages, Cultures, & Humanities
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 115
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Philip.Limerick@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Expert Areas: Spanish in the U.S., sociolinguistics, language variation and change, discourse analysis, pragmatics


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Amisha Patel

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  • Adjunct Instructor of Spanish
  • Department: Languages, Cultures, & Humanities
  • Office: DUAL CREDIT program
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Amisha.Patel@eku.edu

Dr. Randi Polk

Dr. Randi Polk
  • Assistant Professor of French, French/German/Latin/Japanese Studies Coordinator, Advisor
  • Department: Languages, Cultures, & Humanities
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 214
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Randi.Polk@eku.edu

Dr. Christopher Michael Rich

Dr. C. Michael Rich
  • Associate Professor of Chinese and Japanese
  • Department: Languages, Cultures, & Humanities
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower C, room 223
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Christopher.Rich@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2255
  • Office Hours: MWF 1:15-2:15//TR 1-2
  • Expert Areas: Traditional and Modern Chinese and Japanese Literature, Noh theatre performance, kendo, kyudo

Amanda Wangler

Amanda Wangler
  • Adjunct Instructor of German
  • Department: Dept. of Languages, Cultures, and Humanities
  • Office: McCreary 224
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Amanda.Wangler@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996
  • Office Hours: Fall 2019 Office Hours T/R 8:15-9:30 am and by appointment

Dr. Socorro Zaragoza

Dr. Socorro Zaragoza
  • Associate Professor of Spanish, Advisor
  • Department: Languages, Cultures, & Humanities
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 213
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: socorro.zaragoza@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-6435
  • Office Hours: MWF 9:00-10:00am
  • Expert Areas: Afro-Mexican/Hispanic Culture, Latino American Literature, Latino- Chicano Studies
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