Modern Languages

Dr. Sonja Kropp

Dr. Sonja Kropp

Chair and Associate Professor of French
Modern Languages
Thomas Hall, 222
(308) 865-8536
kropps@unk.edu

Biography

Education
Ph.D. - University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1994
M.A. - University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1998
B.A. - Kearney State College, 1987

A native of Belgium, Sonja Dams Kropp has been teaching at UNK since 1987.  Her scholarly interests include Nineteenth Century French Narrative (Gustave Flaubert) and Symbolist Poetry.

Dr. Anita Hart

Dr. Anita Hart

Associate Professor of Spanish
Modern Languages
Thomas Hall, 215E
(308) 865-8051
harta@unk.edu

Biography

Education
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1986
M.A.T., University of Florida, 1971
B.A., Furman University, 1970

Research and Teaching
Modern and Contemporary Spanish Poetry
Twentieth Century Spanish Literature
Hispanic Women Writers
Spanish (Language Acquisition)

Dr. Chris Jochum

Dr. Chris Jochum

Associate Professor of Spanish
Modern Languages
Thomas Hall, 215D
(308) 865-8675
jochumcj@unk.edu

Biography

Education
Ph.D., Kansas State University, Curriculum and Instruction, 2005
M.A.E., University of Nebraska Kearney, Spanish, 2001
B.A.E., University of Nebraska Kearney, Spanish Education, 1999

Current Teaching Certification
Spanish (7-12)
ESL (7-12)

Teaching and Interests
Foreign/Second Language Pedagogy and Acquisition
Pre-service Foreign Language/ESL Teacher Education
Foreign Language/ESL Curriculum Development and Assessment
Multicultural Education
Educational Research Methods

Dr. Daren Snider

Dr. Daren Snider

Associate Professor of German
Modern Languages
Thomas Hall, 215C
(308) 865-8439
sniderd@unk.edu

Biography

Education
Ph.D., University of Utah, 2000
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991
B.A., University of California, 1990

Research and Teaching
Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
German literature, culture, film
TESL

Dr. Jonathan Dettman

Dr. Jonathan Dettman

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Modern Languages
Thomas Hall, 215F
(308) 865-8493
dettmanjc@unk.edu

Biography

Education
Ph.D. – University of California, Davis.
M.A.T. – Northern Arizona University.
B.A. – Arizona State University.

Areas of Specialization
Latin American, Brazilian and US Latino Literary and Cultural Studies.
Cuban Literature.
Critical Theory and Marxism.

Selected Publications

  • “Eclipse and Re-emergence of a Critical Discourse on Hemingway in Cuban Literature and Film.” The Latin Americanist 58.3 (2014).
  • “Después de todo, compromiso.” Casa de las Américas 270 (2013).
  • “Tiempo nublado: La neblina del ayer de Leonardo Padura Fuentes.” Hispamérica 113 (2009).
  • “Epic, Novel, and Subjectivity in Sergio Chejfec’s Lenta biografía.” A Contracorriente 6.2 (2009).
Dr. Michelle Warren

Dr. Michelle Warren

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Modern Languages
Thomas Hall, 215A
(308) 865-8475
warrenm2@unk.edu

Biography
Rosalie Goldberg

Rosalie Goldberg

Lecturer of French
Modern Languages
Thomas Hall, 213
(308) 865-8492
goldbergrj@unk.edu

Biography
Valentyna Hadley

Valentyna Hadley

Lecturer of Japanese
Modern Languages
Thomas Hall, 215
(308) 865-8536
hadleyvv@unk.edu

Biography
Xavier Chavez

Xavier Chavez

Lecturer of Spanish
Modern Languages
Thomas Hall , 109A
(308) 865-1552
chavezx@unk.edu

Biography

Education
B.A, Kearney State College, 1977

Angela Keller

Angela Keller

Lecturer of Spanish and Spanish Translation
Modern Languages
Thomas Hall , 112
(308) 865-8619
kelleram@unk.edu

Biography
Franziska Brech

Franziska Brech

Lecturer of German
Modern Languages
Thomas Hall, 215
(308) 865-8536
brechfb@unk.edu

Biography
Robert Roos

Robert Roos

Lecturer of Spanish Interpretation
Modern Languages
Thomas Hall, 215
(308) 865-8536
roosrb@unk.edu

Biography
Rodolfo Vera

Rodolfo Vera

Lecturer of Spanish
Modern Languages
Thomas Hall, 215B
(308) 865-1551
verahidalgr2@unk.edu

Biography
Cherie DeFreece

Cherie DeFreece

Office Associate
Modern Languages
Thomas Hall, 215
(308) 865-8536
defreecec@unk.edu

Biography