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Timothy Reed

Timothy Reed

  • Ph. D., Spanish Peninsular Literature, Penn State University
  • M.A., Spanish, University of Delaware
  • B.A., Spanish, Music, Dickinson College

I grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and earned B.A. degrees in Music and Spanish from Dickinson College, an M.A. in Spanish at the University of Delaware, and a Ph.D. in Contemporary Spanish Literature from Penn State. I spent my junior year abroad studying in Spain, and was fortunate to spend many summers there before moving to Wisconsin and “entering the real world.” My research focuses on contemporary Spanish literature, culture, and film, but I am really a generalist with multiple academic interests, so I love working for Ripon College because I get the chance to teach many different classes and work with wonderful students. I live in Appleton and in my free time enjoy reading, skiing, tennis, movies, singing, playing instruments and songwriting.

Dominique Poncelet

Dominique Poncelet

  • Ph.D. in French, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • “Licence en Philologie Romane”, University of Louvain at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • “Agrégation en Philologie Romane”, University of Louvain at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

I teach all levels of French, from the elementary to the advanced courses. French is my native language; I grew up near Bastogne in south-east Belgium and moved to the U.S. in 1991. I received my PhD in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999, and at about that time I joined the Ripon College faculty.

I am fascinated by cultures, languages, literature, and intercultural encounters and I share these interests with my students in my French courses, as well as in other classes I teach: Catalyst 110 and 210, linguistics, and elementary Latin.

I serve as an advisor for minors in French and multi-interested students; I also help students prepare for study-abroad programs in Paris, Montpellier (France), and Dakar (Senegal).

My research interests include 20th and 21st- century French poetry and the themes of memory and death in contemporary French novels.

Eddie R. Lowry Jr.

Eddie Lowry Jr.

  • Ph.D., Harvard University
  • M.Div., Harvard University
  • B.A., Hampden-Sydney College
Geoff Guevara-Geer

Geoff Guevara-Geer

  • Postdoctoral work: Northwestern University
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., Ripon College

At Ripon College, I’m the Latin Americanist who works with literature. Because we’re small, I teach a very broad range of courses from our beginning language sequence to our culminating courses in literature from Spanish America. I often teach advanced writing in Spanish, and return to teaching favorite writers–like Cortázar, Peri Rossi, García Márquez, and Luiselli. I love seeing how cultures self-define, while being transformed, through their artists. I also enjoy returning to favorite problems, like issues of magical realism, the political engagements of artists, and indigenous representation. Many ideas and expressions start out as abstractions, and then show themselves at work in how we face the world, and each other.