Faculty and Staff

Janis Breckenridge, Ph.D.
Chair of the Spanish Department
Associate Professor of Spanish

Olin Hall 327
Phone: 509-527-5171
Fax: 509-527-5039
Email: breckej@whitman.edu

Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago
M.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago
B.A. in Spanish and Religious Studies, Purdue University

Teaching and Research Interests: Contemporary Latin American Literature; Graphic Novels and Visual Cultures; Testimonial Discourses in Literature and Film; Cultural Responses to Human Rights Violations; Latin American Women Writers; Monuments, Museums and Memorials; Metafiction

Carolyn Chandler, M.A.
Senior Lecturer of Spanish

Olin Hall 309
Phone: 509-527 - 5253
Fax: 509-527-5039
Email: chandler@whitman.edu

Ph.D. course work in the Literary Studies Program, Washington State University
M.A. in Spanish, New York University / New York University in Spain Program (Madrid)
B.A. in Spanish and French, University of Washington

Teaching and Research Interests: Creating meaningful, complete, interactive contexts for language acquisition, performance, and assessment; Translation

Nicholas Parmley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish

Olin Hall 310
Phone: 509-527-5055
Fax: 509-527-5039
Email: parmlenm@whitman.edu

Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
M.A. in Spanish, University of California, Irvine
B.A. in Spanish, Westmont College

Teaching and Research Interests: Hispanic Poetry; Medieval and Early Modern Iberian literatures and cultures; Mediterranean Studies; Andalusi Arabic and Hebrew poetry and rhymed prose; Medieval Islamic philosophy

Visiting Faculty

Nicholas Kramer, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Olin Hall 308
Phone: 509-527-5784
Fax: 509-527-5039
Email: kramernm@whitman.edu

Margarita Pignataro, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish

Olin Hall 311
Phone: 509-527-5129
Fax: 509-527-5039
Email: pignatme@whitman.edu

Language Assistant

Julia Hernandez Moreno
Spanish Language Assistant

Olin Hall 316 (Language Learning Center)
Email: morenojh@whitman.edu

Our Spanish Language Assistant this year is Julia Hernandez Moreno. A recent graduate of the University of Granada in Hispanic Studies, Julia has also spent time abroad in England, studying at the University of Exeter. Julia hopes to become a teacher of Spanish language, literature, and culture and has a particular passion for poetry.