Mary Blythe Daniels
National Endowment for the Humanities Associate Professor of Spanish, Centre Scholar
B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Has taught Spanish in a variety of settings. Advanced research and scholarly presentations delving into the role of women in the theater in 17th century Spain. Resident director of Centre's program in Ecuador during fall 1998.
Spain — Spanish language instruction
Patricia S. Finch
Professor of Spanish
B.S., M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Catholic University of America
A veteran of teaching language at the high school, community college, and university level. Developed materials and taught low-motivation Spanish students. Research and writing on scholarly topics including the Celestina genre.
Biblical studies and Biblical history — The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and Hebraic literature — World religions: Judaism and Islam — New Testament studies — Ancient languages
H.W. Stodghill Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Religion
B.A., The George Washington University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago
A scholar of the Hebrew bible and biblical literature. Expert on ancient languages. Contributing author to Eerdman's Dictionary of the Bible. Served as a scholar-in-residence and guest speaker at Temple Adath Israel in Lexington, giving a series of lectures on topics including wisdom literature of the Bible, the tower of Babel story, and the Book of Job.
Languages — French and German — French literature and history — Michel de Montaigne — Patriotism
Charles Kenneth Keffer Jr.
H.W. Stodghill Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of French and German
B.A., University of North Carolina-Wilmington; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
A gifted and innovative teacher of languages who has spent a year as a Fulbright Exchange Teacher in Germany and two one-year stints as teacher-director of Centre's residential study-abroad program in Strasbourg, France. Encourages everyday use of foreign language by having his students plant gardens, shop, and take boat rides together, speaking only French. Several teaching awards at Centre. Scholarly research on Michel de Montaigne.