Marc Cadd is Associate Professor of German and Director of World Languages and Cultures.
His fall 2012 office hours are Mondays 10-11, Tuesdays 12-1, Wednesdays 12-2 and Thursdays 12-1.
His fall 2012 teaching schedule includes The Study Abroad Experience I, and The Study Abroad Experience II.
Dr. Cadd received a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.A. from the University of Houston, both in German. He received a Ph.D. in German, completing the SLATE (Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education) program at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign.
Eduardo García-Villada is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in World Languages and Cultures.
His fall 2012 office hours will be determined soon.
His fall 2012 teaching schedule includes Beginning Spanish I and Spanish Practical Speaking and Writing.
Dr. García received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from Iowa State University, and an M.A. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Iowa.
He is a certified Spanish Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). He has taught Spanish language in Iowa at the college and elementary school level for over twenty years. His research interests and publications are in the areas of learner differences and motivation, Spanish language proficiency assessment, Spanish language acquisition, and Latin American cultural studies in computer-assisted language learning environments.
Sofía Paredes is an Assistant Professor of Spanish
Her fall 2012 office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2 and 3:15-3:45.
Her fall 2012 teaching schedule includes Spanish Language and Literature.
Dr. Paredes received her Ph. D. in Spanish Linguistics with an emphasis in Second Language Acquisition from the University of California Davis in 2011. She received her M.A. in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies from the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar and her BA in Spanish Literature and Pedagogy from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador. She previously taught Spanish at the university level for several years in Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR and Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.
Her research interests include Spanish in the US, heritage language pedagogy and development, and writing development of Spanish as a second language.
Chinatsu Sazawa is an Assistant Professor of Japanese at Drake.
Her fall 2012 office hours will be determined soon.
Professor Sazawa's fall 2012 teaching schedule includes Beginning Japanese I, Intermediate Japanese I, and Japanese Language and Culture
She has taught Japanese at several institutions in Japan and in the United States including Middlebury College and PII (Princeton in Ishikawa). She also teaches language teaching methods and world language cultural immersion courses.
She received her MA in Japanese pedagogy and Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Culture, from the University of Iowa. While a doctoral student, she studied ESL/EFL theory and pedagogy at Fresno Pacific University as a visiting scholar.
Nahed Waly is an Adjunct Instructor of Arabic at Drake University. She began working at Drake in the Fall of 2012 teaching Intermediate Arabic I and Arabic Language and Culture.
Dr. Waly received her PhD in Botany from Cairo University, Egypt. She worked as an Associate Professor in Plant Taxonomy and Flora at Cairo University and King Abdul-Aziz University in Saudi Arabia.
Her research interests include medicinal plants, plant anatomy and taxonomy in addition to Arabic language and culture.
Jennane is an Adjunct Instructor of Arabic at Drake University. He began working at Drake in the Fall of 2011 and will be teaching Arabic Practical Speaking and Writing in the fall of 2012. His office hours are MW 3:45-4:30
Cyndi Chen is a Visiting Instructor of Chinese at Drake University. She began working at Drake in the Fall of 2012, teaching Beginning Chinese I, Intermediate Chinese I and Chinese Language and Culture.
Cyndi has bachelor's degrees from Soochow University in Taiwan and Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, a master's degree from University of South Dakota, and has completed her doctorate coursework in Adult and Higher Education Administration also at South Dakota.
Cyndi’s work experience includes international trade, social service, public administration, and teaching. She has also co-edited a textbook in business Chinese writing.
Her fall 2012 office hours are MW 9-10am, Tuesday 9-11am and Thursdays 2-3pm.
Heather Brady is an Adjunct Instructor of French at Drake University. She began working at Drake in the Fall of 2012, teaching Beginning French I and French Practical Speaking and Writing.
Heather Brady received her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin in Comparative Literature. She has taught French, Spanish and service learning courses, and is interested in immigration as a theme in French and Francophone literature. She most recently conducted research on immigration from Jalisco, Mexico to rural Illinois with the help of a Fulbright Scholarship. Her article, “Mapping the Movements of San Cristóbal Magallanes: Regional Identity in the Face of Migration in the North of Jalisco/South of Zacatecas,” will be published as a chapter in Cartographies of Movement at the Universidad de Guadalajara in 2013.
Her fall 2012 office hours are Tuesdays 3-4pm and Thursdays 4-5pm.
Makhmouth Dia is an Adjunct Instructor of French at Drake University. He began working at Drake in the Fall of 2012 teaching Intermediate French I and French Language and Literature.
His fall 2012 office hours are Mondays 4-5pm and Wednesdays 12-1pm.
Frances Rockey is an Adjunct Instructor of German at Drake University. She began working at Drake in the Fall of 2012, teaching Beginning German I and German Practical Speaking and Writing.
Frau Rockey received her BA in German from Grinnell College and her MA in German and Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has attended numerous seminars in Germany related to culture, language and pedagogy and has traveled extensively in German-speaking Europe, including the former GDR (East Germany). She taught many years at the secondary level and led 11 exchanges with partner schools in Hamburg and Lindenberg im Allgäu.
Her fall 2012 office hours are Mondays 1:30-2:30 and Wednesdays 9:45-10:45.
Lars Vinz is an Adjunct Instructor of German at Drake University. He began working at Drake in the Fall of 2012 teaching Intermediate German I and German Film.
His fall 2012 office hours are Wednesdays 1-2pm.
Dina Khayrushina is an Adjunct Instructor of Russian at Drake University. She began working at Drake in the Fall of 2011 and will be teaching Beginning Russian I and Intermediate Russian I in the fall of 2012.
Her fall 2012 office hours are Wednesdays 8-9am and Fridays 11am-12pm.
Inés Rojas comes to Drake from her home institution in Venezuala for a one-year appointment as a Global Practitioner. During her year at Drake, she will teach Spanish language courses including Intermediate Spanish I in the fall.
Clayton Mitchell is the Director of the Jane Evans Language Center. Clayton helps students in their language learning by showing them how recent technologies can aid them in their explorations of language. Contact Clayton Mitchell
Jan Marston directed Drake University Virtual Language Studies, piloting a model for offering less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) online, using real-time videoconferencing. The federally-funded research study was conducted during the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 academic years. Five private colleges and universities participated in the consortium.
From 2007-2009, Dr. Marston led The Network for Effective Language Learning (NELL) program under the auspices of the Council of Independent Colleges, and funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation. NELL was designed to help institutions explore innovative approaches to foreign language learning. More than 40 institutions participated in this three-year grant project.