Our faculty at the closing social event for the 2017-2018 school year.
Office: Central 217
Phone: 541 552-6743
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2004
MA, Vanderbilt University, 1998
BA, Brown University, 1994
Dr. Connor, Professor of Spanish, Director of the Summer Language Institute for Spanish Teachers, and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, is particularly interested in Contemporary Latin American Literature and Film, U.S. Latino Literature and Culture, Women Writers of Latin America, and Music and Culture of Latin America.
Office: Central 207
Phone: 541 552-7066
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh 2015
MA, University of Pittsburgh 2011
MA, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla 2009
BA, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila 2001
Dr. Enrique Chacón is Assistant Professor of Spanish. His main focus is Mexican Literature and Culture. He approaches different contemporary topics from the Cultural Studies perspective as well as Critical Theory. He has studied humor in Poetry as well as the Narrative and Intellectual production in the second half of the 20th century in Mexico, paying special attention to the figure of Juan García Ponce. His current research includes the representations of violence in Latin America and US Latino Culture.
Office: Central 211
Phone: 541 552-6814
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2017
MA, Penn State University, 2010
MA, Middlebury College, 2006
BA, Oregon State University, 2001
Dr. Bonnie Christina Holmes is Assistant Professor of Spanish. Dr. Holmes is an applied linguist whose work centers on Spanish language acquisition and bilingualism in the US. Her recent research investigates how Spanish is processed cognitively by heritage bilinguals, and how high impact practices such as service learning can enrich the language learning experience while also strengthening the community. More generally, her overarching goal is to support Spanish language acquisition, maintenance and revitalization efforts both locally and nationally.
Office: Central 212
Phone: 541 552-6737
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1992
MA, University of Texas at El Paso, 1985
BA, Drake University, 1971
Dr. Sullivan, a former Peace Corps volunteer, lived 4 years in Costa Rica, followed by 18 along the U.S. Mexico Border. From 1992 until 2000 he was an instructor of Spanish and ESL at El Paso Community College where he also coordinated student and faculty excursions into the Mexican interior. Brian then worked as an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Teaching Methods at Keene State College of New Hampshire - a similar post he eventually held the first time he was hired by SOU (2003-2005). After another year of teaching and doing research on the Border, Brian returned to SOU in the fall of 2006 to teach Spanish. In his spare time, he translates and writes his own creative work.
Office: Central 205
MA, Southern Oregon University
BA, University of Panama
Lady Vanderlip was born and raised in Las Lomas in the outskirts of David in the province of Chiriqui, Panama. She is the youngest of four children, graduated from La Escuela Primaria Victoriano Lorenzo and Colegio Felix Olivares Contreras, and has a degree in Public Administration from La Facultad de Administracion Publica, the University of Panama in Panama City. Lady is also a certified translator and has a Master's Degree from Southern Oregon University.