Faculty

Cynthia Barnett
Cynthia Barnett
Senior Lecturer of Spanish
MA, Murray State University
MA, Bethel College
BA, Oregon State University
Faculty Hall,  304-B
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
cbarnett@murraystate.edu
270.809.6317
Dr. Fritz 
Robert (Moses) Fritz
Assistant Professor of Spanish
PhD, Indiana University Bloomington
MA, Indiana University Bloomington
MA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
BA, Hanover College 
 
Research interests: Early modern Spanish literature, history of science, cognitive literary studies
Faculty Hall, Room 4A-3
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
rfritz2@murraystate.edu
270.809.4523
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Nathaniel Heneghan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese
PhD University of Southern California
BA Oberlin College
Faculty Hall 311-A
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
nheneghan@murraystate.edu
270.809.4525
   
     
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Yoko Hatakeyama
Senior Lecturer of Japanese
MA, TESOL, Murray State University
MA, Organizational Communication, Murray State University
BA, Aoyama Gakuin University
OPI tester of Japanese
Research Interests: Japanese language pedagogy, second language acquisition, intercultural communication
Faculty Hall, Room 4A-1
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
yhatakeyama@murraystate.edu
270.809.3419

 

Martin Kane
Martin Kane
Lecturer of Spanish

MA, Miami University
BA, Miami University
Research Interests: 20th century Latin American literature, Language Assessment, Second Language Acquisition

Faculty Hall, Room 4A-7
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
mkane1@murraystate.edu
270.809.3114
Elena
Elena Picech
Assistant Professor of Spanish

PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
MEd, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
BS, York College of Pennsylvania, PA
Research Interests: Latin American Culture and Civilization, Modernity, Twentieth Century Literature, Transatlantic Cinema.

Faculty Hall, Room 4A-2
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
epicechreisinger@murraystate.edu
270.809.4526
Yoko Hatakeyama
Ben Post
Assistant Professor of Spanish

 

PhD in Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA in Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA in Spanish and English, Calvin College
Research Interests: Colonial Latin American Literature, Latin American and Golden Age Theater,  History/literature/theology, Mexico and Central America. 
Faculty Hall, Room 4A-4
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
bpost1@murraystate.edu
270.809.4525
Roxane Riegler
Roxane Riegler
Assistant Professor of French and German

PhD University of Maryland
MA University of Salzburg, Austria
Research Interests: 20th /21st centuries literature of German-speaking cultures (especially Austria), minority literature and film, Holocaust studies, ethics and literature, cultural studies.

Faculty Hall, Room 4A-8
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
rriegler@murraystate.edu
270.809.5864
Tanya Romero-Gonzalez
Tanya Romero-González
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Global Languages Coordinator
PhD, Yale University
MPhil, Yale University
MA, Miami University
DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) (equivalent to MA), Universidad de Málaga, Spain
BA, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Research interests: 19th-­21st century Peninsular literature and film, with a special interest in the effects of the Spanish Civil War on contemporary writers and filmmakers. Interdisciplinary studies, including film, cultural, and gender studies. Teaching methodology and technology-mediated teaching and learning.
Faculty Hall, Room 4A-5
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
tromerogonzalez@murraystate.edu
270.809.5439
Therese Saint Paul
Therese Saint Paul
Associate Professor of French

PhD, University of Edinburgh
MA, Universite de Liege-Belgium
BA, Universite de Liege-Belgium
Research Interests: Medieval Comparative Arthurian-Celtic literature, French language and civilization, French for business

Faculty Hall, Room 4A-9
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
tsaintpaul@murraystate.edu
270.809.4528
Wu Jie
Jie Wu
Associate Professor of Chinese Studies

PhD, University of Washington - Seattle 
MA, University of Colorado - Boulder 
B.A., Fudan University 
Research Interests: Traditional Chinese poetry, literary criticism, textual criticism, philology, and literary and cultural history. 

Faculty Hall, Room 4A-10
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
jwu4@murraystate.edu
270.809.6865