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Associate Dean for the Fulton School

Dr. Louise A. Detwiler

Louise Detwiler

Louise Detwiler is the Associate Dean of the Fulton School of Liberal Arts and a Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies. She earned her Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from Indiana University Bloomington in 1999, where she specialized in Latin American Testimonio Literature and received a minor in Gender Studies. She served as Chair of the Department of Modern Languages from 2007-2014, twice led the Málaga, Spain short-term study abroad program for SU students, and also led many summer study abroad trips to Guadalajara, Mexico in her previous position at Butler University. She began working for SU in 2004, where she has taught courses ranging from lower-level language classes to upper-level courses in Spanish and Latin American literature and culture. During her tenure as chair, she expanded SU’s introductory language courses to include Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, and Japanese. She also collaborated with the Center for International Education and colleagues from her department to bring SU’s first J-1 visiting scholar to campus from the University of Málaga, Spain. She was awarded the Fulton School of Liberal Arts Department Chair Award in 2010 and in 2013. Her publications include many peer-reviewed articles, scholarly translations, and a co-edited collection (with Janis Breckenridge), Pushing the Boundaries of Latin American Testimony: Meta-morphoses and Migrations, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012. She was interviewed by BBC-Wiltshire's Ben Prater for her work on the Mayan calendars from this collection. She remains very active in the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS), and was elected by members to their executive council from 2014-2017. Her current research interests include the ecotestimonio and ecotestimonio poetry. 

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Fulton Hall 248
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: 410-677-5384
Fax: 410-548-3002
Email: ladetwiler@salisbury.edu

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