Department of Modern Languages
NDSU Dept. 2345
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
318 Minard Hall
Faculty offices are located in Minard Hall.
Faculty and Staff
Gwen Stickney Associate Professor of Spanish
334 C Minard Hall, 231-8846
Degrees: B.L.S., M.A., Ph.D. (Spanish and Comparative Literature)
Interests: Spanish Language, Hispanic Culture, Early Modern Peninsular Literature, Survey of Peninsular Literature, Survey of Spanish American Literature, Gender Studies, Teaching of Language and Literature
Courses Taught: SPAN 489 Senior Thesis; 453 Spanish Women Writers; 450 Traditions in Spanish Literature; 430 Approaches to Literature; 402 Advanced Spanish Conversation; 401 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing; 394 Individual Study on Spanish for Health Care Professionals; 332 Introduction to Hispanic Cinema; 330 Introduction to Spanish Civilization; 311-312 Spanish Conversation and Composition I, II; 201-202 Second-year Spanish I, II; 101-102 First-year Spanish I, II
Coordinator, Intensive English Language Program (IELP)
334 D Minard Hall, 231-8850
Bell, Thomas Lecturer in German
334 E Minard Hall, 231-8851
Disrud, Stephen Lecturer in ESL
334 K Minard Hall, 231-5631
Hageman, Jeanne Associate Professor of French, Director of International Studies
334 J Minard Hall, 231-8845
1981 B.A. International Relations/French Area Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison.
1983 M.B.A. Finance and International Business, University of Wisconsin - Madison.
1986 M.A. French Literature, University of Wisconsin - Madison.991 Ph.D. French Literature, University of Wisconsin - Madison. 18th-century novel. Minor: Linguistics
Research Interests: Eighteenth-Century France; Women writers; The actresses and authors of the Comédie italenne in Paris: Mme Favard, Mme de Saint-Chamond
Courses Taught: FREN 101, 102 First-Year French I & II; FREN 311, 312 Conversation & Composition I & II; FREN 315 Contemporary France; FREN 350 Introduction to French Linguistics & Pronunciation; FREN 340 The French-Speaking World; FREN 345 Women in French Literature; FREN 360 Studies in Language & Style (Gen. Ed. Upper-level Writing Course); FREN 365 Advanced Conversation through Contemporary Culture; FREN 410 French Literature & Culture before 1800; FREN 412 French Literature & Culture since 1800; FREN 422 Genres in French Literature (Theater); FREN 489 Senior Thesis; INTL 110 Introduction to International Studies; INTL 488 Integrated Senior Project Proposal; INTL 489 Integrative Senior Project
Hawley, Carlos Associate Professor of Spanish
334 M Minard Hall, 231-8848
Degrees: B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Interests: Poetics, Oral Tradition, Medieval Studies, Golden Age Literature, Cervantes
Courses Taught: SPAN 452 Cervantes; 451 Contemporary Spanish Literature; 450 Traditions in Spanish Literature; 402 Advanced Spanish Conversation; 401 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing; 332 Introduction to Hispanic Cinema; 330 Introduction to Spanish Civilization; 311-312 Spanish Conversation and Composition I, II; 201-202 Second-Year Spanish I, II
Peterson, Michelene Lecturer in ESL
334 G Minard Hall, 231-7704
Ryan, Anneli, Lecturer in ESL
334 F Minard Hall, 231-5854
Saar, Cynthia Senior Lecturer in French
334 H Minard Hall, 231-5840
Degrees: B.A. French (NDSU), M.A. French (Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT), M.S. Sociology (NDSU)
Interests: Language, acquisition pedagogy, Francophone language and culture, Intercultural competency
Courses Taught: FREN 101-102 First-year French I, II; FREN 201-202 French Second-year I, II
Wing, Heath Assistant Professor of Spanish
334 J Minard Hall, 231-8315
Walters, Véronique Adjunct Lecturer in French
334 B Minad Hall, 231-7887
Masters of Art in English from the Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France
Master of Arts in the Teaching of Foreign Languages from the University of Southern MIssissippi, MS
Doctoral candidate (ABD) in Adult Education at NDSU, Fargo, ND
I love teaching language classes as well as conversation and culture classes.
I'm very interested in culture and especially in the development of intercultural competence. I believe that today it is necessary to know how to function in a global world as we are interconnected at many levels. Understanding cultural similarities and differences as well as accepting them and being able to shift our mindset to adapt to any cultural situation are learned skills that need constant intentional reflection. Learning to develop these skills is part of any language class and I wish to instill a desire to build intercultural competence in my students.
I'm a qualified administrator of the IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) which assesses one's level of intercultural competence and provides coaching on developing it further. More information can be found here: idiinventory.com
Another interest of mine is curriculum development, teaching methods, the use of technology in the classroom, and the formation of future language teachers. Being a life-long learner, I strive to keep up with research in these areas to benefit my students and offer an optimal classroom experience.
Courses Taught: FREN 101-102 First-year French I, II; FREN 365 Advanced Conversation through Contemporary Culture; FREN 391 Intercultural French Conversation; SPAN 101-102 First-year Spanish I, II