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Dr. Abbey Poffenberger

Dr. Abbey Poffenberger
  • Dept. Chair, Associate Professor of Spanish
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 114
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: abbey.poffenberger@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996
  • Office Hours: By appointment

Dr. Javier Alvarez-Jaimes

Dr. Javier Alvarez-Jaimes
  • Assistant Professor of Spanish. Spanish Studies Program Coordinator
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower C, Room 117
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 115
  • Email: Javier.Alvarez@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-1467
  • Office Hours: MWF 10:00 am -11:00 am / TR 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Expert Areas: Research: Contemporary Latin American literature, film, journalism and culture, popular culture, urban studies, cultural geography, spatial theory, eco-criticism, theories of representation, subaltern studies, geopolitics. Creative: Visual and Studio Arts, painting, drawing, illustrating, mural, graffiti.

Stacy Black

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  • Adjunct Instructor of French
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: Online
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Stacy.Black@eku.edu

Dr. Gregory Conley

Dr. Gregory Conley
  • Adjunct Instructor of Humanities
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: Online Only
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Gregory.Conley@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996
  • Office Hours: Online availability, by appointment
  • Expert Areas: Victorian literature, Postmodern culture, Gothic fiction, speculative fiction, weird fiction, magic in literature, new religious movements

  • Favorite Authors: Gregory's favorite authors include Terry Pratchett, Gene Wolfe, Susanna Clarke, and Arthur Machen. 

Stacia Cook-McCoy

Stacia Cook-McCoy
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 115
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 115
  • Email: Stacia.Cook-McCoy@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday - 8 am to 12 noon, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Manuel Cortés-Castañeda

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  • Associate Professor of Spanish, Advisor
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 215
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Manuel.Cortes-Castaneda@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-1536
  • Office Hours: M W F 9:00-10:00 12:00-1:00 TR 11:00-12:20

Dr. José Juan Gómez Becerra

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  • Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower B, Room 219
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Jose.Gomez-Becerra@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996
  • Office Hours: MWF 11:00-2:30, TR 12:30-2:30 (available by appointment)
  • Expert Areas: Spanish in the U.S., Chicana/o Theatre, Latinx literature and culture

Kendra Isaacs

  • Adjunct Instructor of Spanish
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: E-Campus
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Kendra.Isaacs@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996

Lydia Kohler

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  • Adjunct Instructor of French - DUAL Credit program
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: George Rogers Clark High School
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: lydia.kohler@eku.edu

Eric Lancaster

  • Adjunct Instructor of Japanese
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Eric.Lancaster@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996

Dr. Lily Li

Dr. Lily Li
  • Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Chinese
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower C, room 122
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Lily.Li@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996
  • Expert Areas: Chinese / diasporic Chinese literature and film; Asian / Asian American Literature and film; East- West comparative literature

Kelly Liddell-Yurkewich

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  • Adjunct Instructor of Humanities
  • Department: Dept. of Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 115
  • Email: Kelly.Liddell@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996
  • Office Hours: By Appointment in the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity


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Dr. Erik Liddell

Dr. Erik Liddell
  • Associate Professor of Comparative Humanities, Associate Director of Honors Program, Coordinator of Chautauqua Lecture Series
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower B, Room 217
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Erik.Liddell@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2267
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Expert Areas: Comparative Literature, Literary History, Critical Theory, French, Latin, Italian


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Melony Martí­nez

Melony Martinez
  • Adjunct Instructor of Spanish
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 115
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 115
  • Email: Melony.Martinez@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996
  • Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 5-6 pm and by appointment
  • Expert Areas: Translation, Interpreting, and Teaching

  • Favorite Authors: My favorite authors are Isabel Allende, Pablo Coelho, Fecreico Garcia Lorca, and many others.

Amisha Patel

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  • Adjunct Instructor of Spanish - DUAL Credit program
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Amisha.Patel@eku.edu

Dr. Randi Polk

Dr. Randi Polk
  • Professor of French, Associate Director EKU Honors
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 214
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Randi.Polk@eku.edu

Amanda Wangler

Amanda Wangler
  • Instructor of German, Model Laboratory School and LCAS
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: McCreary 224
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: Amanda.Wangler@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-2996

Dr. Socorro Zaragoza

Dr. Socorro Zaragoza
  • Associate Professor of Spanish, Advisor, Diversity Chief Officer for College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Department: Language & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology
  • Office: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 213
  • Mailing Address: McCreary Hall, Tower A, room 115
  • Email: socorro.zaragoza@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-6435
  • Office Hours: MWF 9:00-10:00am
  • Expert Areas: Afro-Mexican/Hispanic Culture, Latino American Literature, Latino- Chicano Studies
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