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Modern Foreign Languages Faculty


mikewilson.jpgJ. Michael Wilson
Office: ADM 405
Phone: (704) 637-4302

  • Professor of Modern Foreign Languages
  • B.A., Amherst College
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst

"While my professional specialization is in Hispanic Linguistics (especially dialectology and historical grammar), I have enjoyed for many years teaching as a "generalist," i.e., teaching courses in language, literature, and culture at all levels. Having lived extensively in Mexico, I have a particular interest in Latin America, and by extension I am an advocate of Latino immigrants to the U.S." Read more »


Assistant Professors

marielanghorne.jpgMarie-Odile H. Langhorne
Phone: (704) 637-4208

  • Assistant Professor of Modern Foreign Languages
  • B.A., Université de Rouen
  • M.A., University of New Orleans
  • Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette




alexandrahenderson.jpgAlexandra Dietschi-Henderson

Office: ADM 403
Phone: (704) 637-4726

  • Instructor in Modern Foreign Languages
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • M.A., University of Georgia


jayneortiz.jpgJayne N. Ortiz
Phone: (704) 637-4356

  • Instructor in Spanish
  • B.A., Saint Xavier College
  • M.A., Loyola University
  • M.A., Winthrop University


Professor Emeriti

Kurt D. Corriher  KurtCorriher.jpg

  • Professor Emeritus
  • A.B., Davidson College
  • M.F.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 


Laurel B. EasonLaurelEason.jpg

  • Leona Fleming Herman Professor of English
  • B.A., Emory and Henry College
  • M.A., University of Arkansas
  • M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University


Cheryl A. Peevy cherylpeevy.jpg
Office: ADM 404 
Phone: (704) 637-4398 

  • Professor of Modern Foreign Languages
  • B.A. East Carolina University
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

In her own words: "In 2005, I began my 20 th year at Catawba College as a Professor of Modern Foreign Languages. I teach all levels of Spanish from the Elementary through the Advanced courses in our Spanish major. I thoroughly enjoy working with my students and am happy to spend long hours giving extra help out of class to my students in their language studies. I always tell my students that I expect their best personal academic effort in all of their studies. I encourage them to take pride in everything they do as members of the Catawba College community." Read more »

Andrew A. Vance

  • Professor Emeritus
  • B.A., Davidson College
  • M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University
  • J.D., Wake Forest University