Dr. Amy R. Barber, Chair of the Department of Modern Languages; Professor of Spanish
Education: B.A., Grove City College, Spanish and French; M.A., Indiana State University, Spanish; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Spanish

Academic Specialty: Golden Age Comedia, Medieval Spanish Literature, Golden Age Literature, XIX- & XX- century Spanish Literature, Spanish Language, History, and Culture

 

Mr. Harvey Cole, Professor of German and English

Education: A.B., Northwestern University; Universitat Hamburg; M.A., Northwestern University; University of Pittsburgh; Goethe Institut

Academic Specialty: German Romanticism, English Grammar

 

Señorita Cynthia Forrester, Professor of Spanish and Study Abroad Advisor

Education: B.A., Ohio Western University; M.A., University of Wisconsin; University of Texas; Estudio Internacional Sampere; Certificado de Traductora, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; University of California at Los Angeles Seminar on Oral Tradition of the American Southwest

Academic Specialty: Culture, Civilization, Phonetics, Foreign Language Learning, Linguistics

 

Dr. Rebecca C. Harmon, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages

Education: B.A., Dartmouth College, French; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, French Literature; M.A. Princeton University, French Literature; Ph.D., Princeton University, French Literature
Academic Specialty:
16th and early 17th-century French literature; Written word and the visual arts; Early modern epistemology and hermeneutics; New World travel literature; Early Modern thought; French Wars of Religion and witness literature

 

Dr. Celine Leon, Professor of French and Humanities

Education: Propédeutique, the Sorbonne, University of Paris; Licence de lettres (Sorbonne); Ph. D. (equiv.) (Sorbonne);

Postgraduate work:  Princeton University – Comparative Literature; Clark - Kierkegaard

Academic Specialty: Kierkegaard – Views of Women, the Feminine, and Gender Relations,

Simone de Beauvoir and Contemporary French Feminism, Cultural and Literary Exchanges between France and the U.S. (1945-1953)

 

Carla V. Ligo, Guest Lecturer in Modern Languages

Education: B.A., Universidad de las Americas (Mexico City); M.A., Slippery Rock University

Academic Specialty:

 

Dr. Lijuan Meng, Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Education: Ph. D. Reformed Theological Seminary; M.A. Calvin Theological Seminary; B.A. Harbin Railway Engineering Institute (China)

Academic Specialty: Comparative Religious Studies, Christianity and Confucianism, Intercultural Studies, Asian History, Cross-Cultural Communication, Anthropology

 

Dr. Shuhui Su, Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Education: Ph.D. University of Hawaii; M.A. Fujian Teachers University;  Diploma, Fujian Teachers University

Academic Specialty: Chinese linguistics, cognitive semantics, grammaticalization, textual coherence and cohesive devices, and Chinese as a second language pedagogy

 

Dr. Patricia Tinkey, Associate Professor of Spanish
Education: B.A., Grove City College; M.A., Geneva College; M.Ed., Gannon University; Duquesne University

Academic Specialty: Integration of faith and foreign language learning, Pre-service teacher education, Classroom management skills, Methods of foreign language instruction

 

Dr. Theodore Wentworth, Professor of Spanish

Education: B.A., Oklahoma State University; M.A., University of Cincinnati; Ed.S., Pensacola Christian College; Ph.D., Florida State University

Academic Specialty: Latin American Civilization and Culture, Latin American Literature, Mexican and Chicano Literature, Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition, Prose and Poetry of Octavio Paz, Hispanic Character and Biblical Christian Character Integration

    
 

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Contact Information:

Office:Hall of Arts and Letters - 203A

Phone: 724-458-2019

Fax: -

E-mail: arbarber@gcc.edu

Mailing Address:

           Box 3045
           100 Campus Drive
           Grove City College
           Grove City, PA 16127

 

Name: Dr. Amy R. Barber

Title: Professor of Spanish

Education:

            B.A., Grove City College, Spanish and French

            M.A., Indiana State University, Spanish

            Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Spanish

Academic Interests:

            Golden Age Comedia

            Medieval Spanish Literature

            Golden Age Literature

            XIX- & XX- century Spanish Literature

            Spanish Language, History, and Culture

Other Activities:

  Chair, Department of Modern Languages 

            Language Tables

            Alpha Mu Gamma special events

            Advisor to Spanish Majors

            International Students Committee

            Multicultural Recruitment and Retention Committee

  Travel 

          
 

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Contact Information:

Office: Hall of Arts and Letters - 203D

Phone: 724-458-2015

Fax: -

E-mail: jhcole@gcc.edu

Mailing Address:

          Box 3044
          100 Campus Drive
          Grove City College
          Grove City, PA 16127

 

Name: Mr. Harvey Cole

Title: Professor of German and English

Education:

            A.B., Northwestern University

            Universitat Hamburg

            M.A., Northwestern University

            University of Pittsburgh

            Goethe Institut

Academic Interests:

            German Romanticism

            English Grammar

Other Activities:

            Travel

            Comparative culture(s)

            Carpentry/electrical work
 

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Contact Information:

Office:Hall of Arts and Letters - 203B

Phone: 724-458-2005

Fax:  724-458-3852

E-mail: caforrester@gcc.edu

Mailing Address:

          Box 3046
          100 Campus Drive
          Grove City College
          Grove City, PA 16127

 

Name: Señorita Cynthia Forrester

Title: Professor of Spanish and Study Abroad Advisor

Education:

            B.A., Ohio Western University

            M.A., University of Wisconsin

            University of Texas

            Estudio Internacional Sampere

            Certificado de Traductora, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

            University of California at Los Angeles Seminar on Oral Tradition of

                    the American Southwest

Academic Interests:

            Culture

            Civilization

            Phonetics

            Foreign Language Learning

            Linguistics

Other Activities:

            Study Abroad Advisor

            Advisor to Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Honorary

            Religious Activities Committee

            International Student Committee

            External Studies Committee

            Library Committee

            Coordinator and Escort for GCC Alumni Tours

            Court, Hospital, and Conference Interpreter

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Contact Information:

Office: Hall of Arts and Letters - 203C

Phone: 724-458-2007

Fax:  -

E-mail: rcharmon@gcc.edu

Mailing Address:

          Box 3049
          100 Campus Drive
          Grove City College
          Grove City, PA 16127

 

Name:

            Dr. Rebecca C. Harmon

Title:

            Assistant Professor of Modern Languages (French)

Education:

            B.A., Dartmouth College, French

            M.A., University of Pennsylvania, French Literature

            M.A., Princeton University, French Literature

  Ph.D., Princeton University, French Literature 

Academic Interests:

            16th and early 17th-century French literature

  Written word and the visual arts

            Early modern epistemology and hermeneutics

  New World travel literature

  Early Modern thought -- Calvin, Montaigne, Descartes, Pascal

  French Wars of Religion and witness literature 

Other Activities:

            Food

  Travel

  French Language Table 

Contact Information:

Office: Hall of Arts and Letters - 203E

Phone: 724-458-2006

Fax: 724-458-2181

E-mail: leonct@gcc.edu

Mailing Address:

           Box 3042
           100 Campus Drive
           Grove City College
           Grove City, PA 16127

 

Name: Dr. Celine Leon

Title: Professor of French and Humanities

Education:

            Propédeutique, the Sorbonne, University of Paris

            Licence de lettres (Sorbonne)

            Ph. D. (equiv.) (Sorbonne)

            Postgraduate work:  Princeton University – Comparative Literature

            Clark - Kierkegaard

Academic Interests:

            Kierkegaard – Views of Women, the Feminine, and Gender Relations

            Simone de Beauvoir and Contemporary French Feminism

            Cultural and Literary Exchanges between France and the U.S. (1945-1953)

Other Activities:

            International Søren Kierkegaard Society

            Simone de Beauvoir Society

            Pre-professional and Graduate Studies Advisor

            Advisor to French Majors

            Study Abroad Advisor

            French Club President

            Sigma Theta Chi Sorority Advisor

            Editor of LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS, the on-line biannual publication of the

                French section of the GCC Department of Modern Languages

            Language Tables Organizer

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Contact Information:

Office: Hall of Arts and Letters - 200A

Phone: 724-458-2977

Fax: -

E-mail: cvligo@gcc.edu

Mailing Address:

          Box
          100 Campus Drive
          Grove City College
          Grove City, PA 16127

 

Name: Carla V. Ligo

Title: Guest Lecturer in Modern Languages

Education:

        B.A., Universidad de las Americas (Mexico City)

        M.A., Slippery Rock University

Academic Interests:

           

Other Activities:

           
 

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Contact Information:

Office: Hall of Arts and Letters - 202

Phone: 724-458-4022

Fax: 724-450-4007

E-mail: lmeng@gcc.edu

Mailing Address:

          Box 2884
          100 Campus Drive
          Grove City College
          Grove City, PA 16127

 

Name: Dr. Lijuan Meng

Title: Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Education:

Ph.D. Reformed Theological Seminary

M.A. Calvin Theological Seminary

B.A. Harbin Railway Engineering Institute (China)

Academic Interests:

          Comparative Religious Studies

Christianity and Confucianism

Intercultural Studies

Asian History

Cross-cultural Communication

Anthropology

Other Activities:

           
 

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Contact Information:

Office: Hall of Arts and Letters - 200 A

Phone: 724-450-1558

Fax: 724-450-4007

E-mail: ssu@gcc.edu

Mailing Address:

          Box 3158
          100 Campus Drive
          Grove City College
          Grove City, PA 16127

 

Name: Dr. Shuhui Su

Title: Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Education:

Ph.D. University of Hawaii

M.A. Fujian Teachers University

Diploma, Fujian Teachers University

Academic Interests:           

Chinese linguistics, cognitive semantics, grammaticalization, textual coherence and cohesive devices, and Chinese as a second language pedagogy

Other Activities:

           
 

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Contact Information:

Office: Hall of Arts and Letters - 203F

Phone: 724-458-3378

Fax: -

E-mail: patinkey@gcc.edu

           Mailing Address:

           Box 3047
           100 Campus Drive
           Grove City College
           Grove City, PA 16127

 

Name:

            Dr. Patricia Tinkey

Title:

            Associate Professor of Spanish

Education:

            B.A., Grove City College

            M.A., Geneva College

            M.Ed., Gannon University

            Duquesne University

Academic Interests:

            Integration of faith and foreign language learning

            Pre-service teacher education

            Classroom management skills

            Methods of foreign language instruction

Other Activities:

            Travel

            Supervisor of French and Spanish student teachers

            Homeschool Evaluator

            Sunday School teacher

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Contact Information:

Office: Hall of Arts and Letters - 203G

Phone: 724-458-2875

Fax:  -

E-mail: towentworth@gcc.edu

Mailing Address:

          Box 3048
         100 Campus Drive
          Grove City College
          Grove City, PA 16127

 

Name:

            Dr. Theodore Wentworth

Title:

            Professor of Spanish

Education:

            B.A., Oklahoma State University

            M.A., University of Cincinnati

            Ed.S., Pensacola Christian College

            Ph.D., Florida State University

Academic Interests:

            Latin American Civilization and Culture

            Latin American Literature

            Mexican and Chicano Literature

            Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Spanish Grammar and        

Composition        

            Prose and Poetry of Octavio Paz

            Hispanic Character and Biblical Christian Character Integration

Other Activities:

            Reader Consultant for AP Spanish Examination Program:

                    Educational Testing Service and the College Board

            Participant in "Teaching Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum" (TEAC)

                    Workshop at Grove City College

 

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