I guess I am a bit of an odd case. I distinctly remember in high school, I think I was a junior, telling my Spanish teacher that I was going to get my Ph.D. and teach Spanish. Then again, perhaps I just said I was going to teach Spanish and left out the Ph.D. part, which seems more plausible since I was 16 at the time.
Although World Film Studies (WFS) is still a relatively new minor, it has become a popular addition to the WLC curriculum. We have asked WFS faculty and students to tell us more about the various world cinema courses in the department.
Jim Marks received his PhD in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. He has taught at the Universities of Chicago and Florida before starting at Iowa State in 2014. He is the author of a book, Zeus in the Odyssey (Center for Hellenic Studies/Harvard University Press, 2008) and numerous articles and book chapters … Continue reading New Faces In WLC: Meet Prof. Jim Marks
WLC is pleased to introduce our new Global Student Ambassadors: Mark Hannasch, Taylor Thenhaus, and Ouma Amadou. Following the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ LAS Ambassadors Program, WLC Student Ambassadors will represent the department on campus in a variety of ways. They will help us create departmental promotional materials, reach out to other students … Continue reading WLC Global Student Ambassadors
M. Celeste Gonzalez Chaves is a new Lecturer in Spanish at Iowa State University. She received her MA in Spanish with a minor in English as a Second Language from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2006. She obtained her BA in Teaching English as a Second Language from the Instituto Terrero in Argentina in … Continue reading New Facutly in WLC: Celeste Gonzalez Chaves
WLC has always been a department in which students come first. For example, while the concept of “flipped” classrooms has become more common in recent years across disciplines, we in WLC have always prided ourselves on smaller-sized, interactive classes and personalized guidance for our students. To further facilitate WLC’s student-centered learning experience, we have converted … Continue reading Come Visit YOUR New Space in Pearson Hall!